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Old 04-12-2020, 05:07 PM   #1
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I have a drop ceiling issue I would like some advice with. The ceiling is to have concrete board/tile. Right now it is not attached to the ceiling joists in the attic should it be? Any advice is welcome. Please have a look at the pictures for more details.
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Old 04-12-2020, 05:37 PM   #2
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Did it fail an inspection?

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I have a drop ceiling issue I would like some advice with. The ceiling is to have concrete board/tile. Right now it is not attached to the ceiling joists in the attic should it be? Any advice is welcome. Please have a look at the pictures for more details.
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Also where does the drop ceiling come into play? Is this your own house? Are you a contractor?
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It has yet to be inspected.


The lowered ceiling joists you can see are not attached to the ceiling joists which are covered by the drywall above. It is fastened on the ledger boards only which are fastened to the walls. Should the lowered ceiling joists be tied to the ceiling joists above it?
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Are you a contractor?
Obviously not based on those photos. OP's "contractor" was too lazy to do the proper demo and framing for this project and is asking if the framing that is now below the existing ceiling should be tied to the joists above.

One must assume there is no permit for this project.

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Obviously not based on those photos. OP's "contractor" was too lazy to do the proper demo and framing for this project and is asking if the framing that is now below the existing ceiling should be tied to the joists above.
Yes agreed.Or it was done by a DIY. We'll await the OP response before pointing him in a better direction.
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Assuming wrong. It was a project started by a DIY in dire need of help I am just asking advice.
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