Glued on ceiling tiles.

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by dlangland, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. dlangland

    dlangland dlangland

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    That kind that almost feels like paper. My first thought, this is an upstairs bedroom I won't be using so it would be a good place to practice, was to just paint them, but they aren't straight...gotta go. They are intact, very well-glued, I don't see why I would have to rip them off. Seems like that would make a huge mess. I need to take down and redo the painted wood molding anyway. Could I just sheetrock on top of the tiles? I have only ever sheetrocked walls before. I know I would have to have someone help hold it up.
     
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    moopups In Remembrance

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    There are elevating devices for sheet rock to ceiling application available at rental supply houses. In the past we just used two people and a right length 'T' shaped portable brace made of 2 by 4's.
     

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    Thanks. I know that, and I have read up on building the braces. What I wanted to know was whether I can just put the sheet rock up right over the tiles, or what purpose would be served by attempting to remove them, aside from the fact I will know they are there. I probably didn't word my erlier concern very well...in a hurry.
     
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    mtman Well-Known Member

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    if the ceiling is stright go over it use 1/4 inch is is much lighter to use
     
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    Thank you, Mountain Man. I do so wish you guys had a separate, Old House Rehabbing Forum so I wouldn't have to burden you guys on this Shop-talk. Thank everyone for your patience with my stupid concerns.