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Ceiling Trouble
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Hello all! First time posting here, though I've been referencing the site for awhile now.My husband and I own a home in Wisconsin, which was built approx 1900 or shortly after. Our living/dining area…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by johninelgin Jan 2, 2013.

 

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johninelgin replied to Corey Ohlson-Rappe's discussion Ceiling Trouble
"Ok, It looks to me like you've got 1x3s or 1x4s nailed or screwed directly into the old ceiling, then 2x6s under those, then a grid of 1x4s used as lathe which they hung the old drop ceiling to.  Based on your pictures, it looks like the…"
Jan 2, 2013
Bill Hendrickson replied to Corey Ohlson-Rappe's discussion Ceiling Trouble
"I think you will have to do a combination of things. I would get a contractor to take a look and see what can be done with the ceiling. My guess is the best approach is to redo the drop ceiling correctly. Once that has been determined, decide on…"
Jan 1, 2013
Garrett F. replied to Corey Ohlson-Rappe's discussion Ceiling Trouble
"if i were you i would have a structural engineer come over and have him/her take a look at the ceiling and they should be able to tell you what is load bearing, whats not, why the beams were put there, and some solutions. and was this room ever…"
Dec 31, 2012
Garrett F. replied to Corey Ohlson-Rappe's discussion Ceiling Trouble
"for the gap i think that this would be a good solution :"
Dec 31, 2012
Corey Ohlson-Rappe replied to Corey Ohlson-Rappe's discussion Ceiling Trouble
"Haha! Yes, it is unthinkable...I thought about adding this disaster to the thread on the worst "fixes" ever! Even my neighbor, who is a journeyman (I believe) carpenter and installs ceilings, was at a loss when he saw it. I know now…"
Dec 31, 2012
Garrett F. replied to Corey Ohlson-Rappe's discussion Ceiling Trouble
"OH WOW!! that looks like a nightmare!! and i thought previously that you meant there was a 1" gap not 11" inches lol, anyways to make a bulk head you would usually frame in a box around the beam and drywall it (thats a really bad…"
Dec 31, 2012
Garrett F. replied to Corey Ohlson-Rappe's discussion Ceiling Trouble
"OH WOW!! that looks like a nightmare!! and i thought previously that you meant there was a 1" gap not 11" inches lol, anyways to make a bulk head you would usually frame in a box around the beam and drywall it (thats a really bad…"
Dec 31, 2012
Corey Ohlson-Rappe replied to Corey Ohlson-Rappe's discussion Ceiling Trouble
"Here are some pictures, though they're not the greatest. The first shows the wooden "grid" that all of the tiles were stapled to. You'll also notice where I put the arrow that there is a great deal of wood nailed directly onto…"
Dec 31, 2012
Corey Ohlson-Rappe replied to Corey Ohlson-Rappe's discussion Ceiling Trouble
Dec 31, 2012
Garrett F. replied to Corey Ohlson-Rappe's discussion Ceiling Trouble
"as much as i love old houses, i think plaster walls are the biggest pain ever! no matter how many repairs you make cracks ALWAYS appear so i would recommend just completeley drywalling over top of the origonal plaster ceiling, and since your…"
Dec 31, 2012
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Ceiling Trouble

Hello all! First time posting here, though I've been referencing the site for awhile now.My husband and I own a home in Wisconsin, which was built approx 1900 or shortly after. Our living/dining area is one large space (I'd have to measure again, but I think 24' x 40'). In this space there was only one light fixture, which was hanging too low in a high traffic area, so we decided to add more lights and replace the ugly fixture.Did I mention the wonderful drop ceiling that had been installed?!…See More
Dec 30, 2012

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Tell us about yourself:
My husband and I bought an old house right before the market went down the tubes...so, we paid way more than anyone that's moved in over the past 6 years. We will be here for quite a while.
Tell us about your old-house experiences and dreams:
Every project in our old house has come with MANY unexpected "bumps." Our goal is to fix our house up to be a highlight on the block, but we're many years and dollars away from that. One main positive is that we have the largest lot on all of the block, and it is quite beautiful. :)

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