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Old 03-10-2012, 07:10 PM   #1
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Lowering The Ceiling


So i need to lower the ceiling height in my inlaws house. They are 11' and we are going down to 8' they will be sheetrocked.

My question is what do you think the easiest way to do this would be?
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:19 PM   #2
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re frame and rock

why?

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Who would do such a thing? ANd why?

Think they can keep it warmer?
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I hate overhead work... I'd raise the floor
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RMX. It may be better puttin in a susp. Drywall clg. . Lighter and much quicker
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Hang a grid and screw rock to that.

Its kinda like a suspended ceiling grid but made to screw drywall too..

If you cant get that i would make my own grid out of tophat track / chicago bar and drywall to that.
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Yeah. We call it rmx ( fat tbar suspended with wire and shiny 90 for your wall angle) The hat channel way would be more labor intense for sure. Ive also seen those ceilings ( repaired) after years of settlin and they are scary. Go with the fat bar . RMX
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Suspended drywall grid. Or metal stud framed dropped ceiling.
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This is what u want..

http://www.armstrong.com/commceiling...icle63637.html
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Don't know why... Lowers resale value...

But if you are going to do it... what others suggested... Personally, I'd just 2x and rock it... KISS...

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One more for why?
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why, why why? I have tried to talk them out of it for the last month. They are stuck on the idea. There is no talking them out of it. He is thinking it will save hime tons of money on heat

The brs, baths and other smaller rooms will be easy to just frame out with 2x's, strap, and hang rock. Figure just cleat then frame in between. But the larger room (open concept lr, kit, din) we are talkin about 30x50 or so. whats the easiest and best way to do this monster?
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remove ceiling and walls, spray foam (or just insulate), reinstall sheetrock and trim and he'll save a ton of money on heat
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The only way to do a large open area is to use drywall grid like i mentioned earlier.. just make sure you tie it in to sold backing (floor joists) i would use a 12 ga ceiling wire.

Smaller rooms is just easier to use wood framing.

I agree that most people like tall ceilings and its the selling point to some buyers. But if thats what the client wants and the check clears what do you care????
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Another for the dw grid system.

One note though. Go for the cmc ceiling and use CRC for your angle instead of the angle USG specifies. That angle can be expensive and CRC does the same job at alot less cost.
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Perhaps you could explain to them that by lowering the ceiling they aren't going to save any money on heat because the heat will still fill the void.
Unless of course they insulate the heck out of it.
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it will help with heat tho. Refer to posts 5 thru 8 for the EASIEST way. All you need is snips,linesmens,cordless and a rotary laser would be Ideal but jet line would work just fine. Shiny 90 is a good price and is strong. You could carry all materials in yourself in 2 loads. Lite weight and easy to remove to take house back to original form if needed
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Perhaps you could explain to them that by lowering the ceiling they aren't going to save any money on heat because the heat will still fill the void.
Unless of course they insulate the heck out of it.
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Did you tell them to install a ceiling fan?
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