Need help with drop ceiling


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Old 07-30-19, 04:44 AM
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Need help with drop ceiling

Just bought a house with existing drop ceiling. Replacing all the tiles and one row is flush against an air duct with no give. How do I get the tile out and get a new one in? The people who did it originally got it in but how??? Help!
 
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Old 07-30-19, 05:22 AM
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Getting tiles out is easy especially if you are replacing them as it doesn't matter if you damage them. Shoving harder works.

When reinstalling the new tiles isn't too bad either. There is usually some give or movement in the support grid. You can push the grid over to allow the last tiles to drop in place. If it's still too tight then the tiles need to be trimmed to make room. You can also start placing tiles in a different location so your last tiles are different, usually though I cut the titles to make them fit.
 
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Old 07-30-19, 05:32 AM
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The row that is against the duct also abuts the support beam. I don't know how they got them in. You think I should pull the grid down a bit?
 
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Old 07-30-19, 07:07 AM
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Try sliding the tiles and the short grid pieces along the main grids to a point they can be removed or take everything out on either side so the main grids can swing enough apart so everything can drop out!
 
 

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