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Old 04-28-2019, 04:50 PM   #1
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Boxing Ceiling Vent/Support Column

For appearance sake I'd like to frame and wallboard and finish smooth this box portion that runs along the entire length of the basement (about a fifty foot run, broken by a wall and utility room area).

From a maintenance standpoint, T-Bar is best for everything. Given the plumbing connections right above (and wiring). But every drop ceiling that I can ever recall noticing leaves the steel column raw, "as is" (like in pic - column featured is ours). I take it, for reasons of framing/attachment.

The box will extend roughly 5 ft wide to conceal the gas furnace exhaust pipes.

While we'd like to keep it high as possible...any ideas to a great looking drop section and column casing?

Rest of house/bordering is all basic colonial mould and 6 panel doors.
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Old 04-28-2019, 06:12 PM   #2
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Re: Boxing Ceiling Vent/Support Column

There's no reason why the support can't be covered just because it's drop ceiling.


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Old 04-28-2019, 06:20 PM   #3
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Re: Boxing Ceiling Vent/Support Column

There are other options available.

I drywall the duct areas.

Make sure you string this to keep it straight.


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