(Topic ID: 214763)

Drop ceiling issues. Remove or keep.


By Mitch

1 year ago



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    “Drop ceiling”

    • Remove it 31 votes
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    #1 1 year ago

    Just moved into a different house and the main reason I bought it was the large basement.
    After moving in I've realized that the drop ceiling has 2 issue.
    1st is not enough room for some topper. Not a huge issue but I like them.
    2nd is the bigger issue. The lighting issue. The way it it designed is it is split right down the middel with equal tiles down each side. So to use recessed troffer light I can't install them directly in the center and if I install the left or right of center they are too close to the games and create glare.

    Removing the drop ceiling would add 6 extra inches of height and allow me to install lights dead center which won't glare on the games.
    Downside to removing is aesthetics and less sound reduction upstairs.

    What do you think pinside?

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    #6 1 year ago
    Quoted from PinRob:

    What’s the reason for the drop ceiling as opposed to drywall. Is there pipes/or anything hanging below floor joists? If there isn’t then I would remove drop ceiling and drywall it. If there is a few things below the joists you still may be able to do drywall just have to frame around lower obstacles. Doesn’t look like that big of a room so it would be fairly easy IMO. Could even put rockwool insulation batts in the ceiling cavity to greatly reduce sound to the upstairs.

    #8 1 year ago
    Quoted from dnapac:

    Install OSB and paint flat black. No mud, no tape, and you can drop a panel if you have to get at anything by the joists...wires, plumbing, etc. Lighting could be external, plugged into electrical outlets on switches. Put insulation between the joists for sound proofing. (My pins are upstairs...play them more that way).

    Not a bad idea. I have a lot of pins won't fit upstairs.

    #54 1 year ago

    House is 1988 no asbestos . 6 inches above drop ceiling as there is the main drain pipe and furnace ducting.

    Thanks for all the ideas it's appreciated... now to make a decision.

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