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    How to Install a Drop Ceiling – 5 Simple Steps and 1 Big … - September 15, 2019 by admin

    If you had asked me a year ago would I ever write an article called "how to install a drop ceiling" I would have looked at you like you had three heads. Yet, here I am. Or rather, here we are.

    I taught myself how to install a drop ceiling and here's the result. It makes me tear up with joy each time I go down to my basement. I'm writing this article to show you how to do yours.

    I'm guessing you are here for the same reason that I was Googling for days on end a year ago. You want to know if you can install a drop ceiling in your basement on your own.

    The short answer is yes! Yes you can and it's not that hard. You can save a lot of money by doing it yourself IF you don't make some of these key mistakes.

    If you're here because you're still trying to decide should you go with a drop ceiling over a drywall ceiling for your basement then make sure to read both sides of the debate here on the site. Here's Jason's article that is definitely against drop ceilings. And here's my argument FOR choosing a suspended ceiling (let's show a little respect).

    Now let's get to the meat and potatoes of how to install a drop ceiling.

    L-Channel: Metal channel thats shapped like an L. You will install this first around the entire perimeter of the wall, a few inches below your ceiling (hence the "drop" in drop ceiling).

    T-Channel: Metal channel thats shapped like a... yep you guessed it, T! These run perpendicular to your floor joists.

    4 foot cross T's: These are like mini T-Channel that run parallel to your floor joists and snap to the main T-Channel

    2 foot cross T's: If you are purchasing 4'x2' tiles, these are not needed. If you are going with 2'x2' tiles, these are needed and run between the 4 foot cross T's.

    Drop Ceiling Tiles: These will be the most expensive part of your drop ceiling project. They come in a ton of styles and can be humidity and mold resistant and offer various levels of sound insulation.

    Drop ceiling tiles come in flush mounts (the tiles are even with the T's) or with reveals (tiles sit slightly below T's). Personally I think the reveals provide a nice aesthetic touch.

    Wire and Wire Hanging Eyelets: The eyelets are screwed to the floor joists and the wire is looped through the eyelet and the wholes in the main T-Channels to provide the needed support from the weight of the tiles.

    Tin Snips:You'll need a good pair of tin snips to make all the cuts on the L and T channels. I recommend this Bostitch model on Amazon. It's rated 4.5 stars and has free shipping with Prime.

    Drill Eyelet Adapter: A special drill bit that the eyelets fit into. Worth its little weight in gold!

    Several fresh Utility Knife Blades:Do yourself a favor and stock up on utility blades before getting started.I can't stress how important sharp blades are while cutting tiles.Cutting drop ceiling tiles dulls them quickly and if you attempt to cut tiles with dull blades, your cuts will look sloppy.

    I found a great video that explains how to install a drop ceiling. I've embedded it at the bottom of this article after these steps, but I recommend reading these steps first. I pretty much learned 90% of what I needed to know from this guys so props to him!

    I want to highlight here the key steps with some pain saving pointers. Save yourself some major aggravation and avoid my mistakes. Read through these, then watch the video, then leave a comment with any questions on how to install a drop ceiling.

    Step 1 - Design Your Drop Ceiling Grid

    It starts with a game plan. Literally, measure and make a TO SCALE drawing of each room. Then layout your tile spacing and see how it looks. Like tiling a floor, you want to make sure your outer edge ceiling tiles aren't too small. Ideally they will be evenly placed along the perimeter.

    There are several websites and videos online on how to lay out a room. I was super annoyed though that every video on the web assumes you have a simple square shaped room. If you do, you've got a huge advantage in figuring out how to install a drop ceiling. Both of my main rooms had cut ins, jut outs, and soffits. If that's the same for you, use the videos as a starting point, lay out your room and make tweaks one direction or the other to avoid small tiles near those obstructions.

    Step 2 - Install the L-Channel

    Here's an nicely mitered L channel on an outside corner. While learning how to install a drop ceiling be sure to take the extra time to get these corners correct.

    Now, time to get your hands dirty. Determine the drop you are going with and measure around the perimeter of the room down from the floor joists that amount. Mark the location of your wall studs and using self taping drywall screws, adhere the L-Channel to the wall.

    Interior corners are simple - Either overlap the two pieces or butt them together. Exterior corners can similarly be butted together but to give them a sharper look, I overlapped them and cut one on a 45 degree angle to give the appearance of a mitered corner.

    Step 3 - Install the T-Channel

    The main T runs perpendicular to the floor joists. Place your first main piece of T-Channel spaced away from your wall as determined in your grid layout.

    These pieces of channel will be supported on either end by the L channel and will be supported in the middle by the eyelets and wire spaced approximately 2-4 feet apart. This amounts to about every other or every third joist.

    Once you have the wire loosely run through the channel and the eyelets, next work to ensure the channel is level. One good strategy is to run a string taut from wall to wall in line with the L-Channel. Then pull the individual wires tight to bring the T-Channel in line with the string. Wrap the wire around itself to ensure it doesn't sag or come loose with the weight of the tile. Rinse and repeat this process with the T-Channel spaced 4 feet apart until all the channel is up.

    Step 4 - Install the Cross Ts

    Cross T installation is a snap. Sorry, bad pun. You need to snap in the 4 foot cross T's. Again if using 2x2 tiles, the 2 foot cross T's as well. It's easiest to do both at once for a smoother install. Start with full T's and once complete move to the edges. Measure and cut each T to size. Always cut a bevel on the wall end to avoid interference with the wall.

    As you are going, drop in a couple full tiles to square up the grid. Definitely do this before cutting the edge tiles to ensure the grid is totally square.

    Here is one of my drop ceiling tiles with a recessed light cut-out. This is before I installed the light trim.

    After all the T's are installed, drop in all of the full tiles and move on to the edge pieces. Measure and cut these as well.

    If you bought tiles with a reveal, the best way to get an accurate cut is to first cut the tile to size and set it into place. Then score the tile along the edge, remove the tile and cut the reveal. This can fairly accurately be done by hand and by eyeballing the depth of the cut. After 1 or 2 cuts, you'll get used to it.

    Make special cuts for other interferences (drop lighting, smoke detectors, etc).

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    There you go, Done! A successful drop ceiling install. Congrats!

    Do you have questions about how to install a drop ceiling? I'd love to hear them below!


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    Ceilings – The Home Depot - April 11, 2019 by admin

    If you are looking to make a breathtaking change to a room in your house, enjoy the difference a new ceiling can make. For a nominal investment in both time and money, The Home Depot can help you transform the ceiling of any room in your home or office with our stunning selection of louvers, cornices, drop ceiling grids and suspended ceiling tiles.

    Revolutionize any room and give it the classic look of a traditional ceiling with our stylish ceiling tiles, ceiling panels and drop ceiling tiles. If you are looking to control sound within a space, there is a first-class collection of acoustic panels which will reduce unwanted inflections and echo in your critical listening environment.

    You can also add class to any room with our large variety of decorative molding that is both beautiful and fashionable. The Home Depot can help you with all of your ceiling project needs. Go to any store and get help from one of our professional store associates and start your ceiling project today.

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    Ceiling – Wikipedia - March 29, 2019 by admin

    A ceiling is an overhead interior surface that covers the upper limits of a room. It is not generally considered a structural element, but a finished surface concealing the underside of the roof structure or the floor of a story above. Ceilings can be decorated to taste, and there are many fine examples of frescoes and artwork on ceilings especially in religious buildings.

    The most common type of ceiling is the dropped ceiling, which is suspended from structural elements above. Panels of drywall are fastened either directly to the ceiling joists or to a few layers of moisture-proof plywood which are then attached to the joists. Pipework or ducts can be run in the gap above the ceiling, and insulation and fireproofing material can be placed here.

    A subset of the dropped ceiling is the suspended ceiling, wherein a network of aluminum struts, as opposed to drywall, are attached to the joists, forming a series of rectangular spaces. Individual pieces of cardboard are then placed inside the bottom of those spaces so that the outer side of the cardboard, interspersed with aluminum rails, is seen as the ceiling from below. This makes it relatively easy to repair the pipes and insulation behind the ceiling, since all that is necessary is to lift off the cardboard, rather than digging through the drywall and then replacing it.

    Other types of ceiling include the cathedral ceiling, the concave or barrel-shaped ceiling, the stretched ceiling and the coffered ceiling. Coving often links the ceiling to the surrounding walls. Ceilings can play a part in reducing fire hazard, and a system is available for rating the fire resistance of dropped ceilings.

    Ceilings are classified according to their appearance or construction. A cathedral ceiling is any tall ceiling area similar to those in a church. A dropped ceiling is one in which the finished surface is constructed anywhere from a few inches or centimeters to several feet or a few meters below the structure above it. This may be done for aesthetic purposes, such as achieving a desirable ceiling height; or practical purposes such as acoustic damping or providing a space for HVAC or piping. An inverse of this would be a raised floor. A concave or barrel-shaped ceiling is curved or rounded upward, usually for visual or acoustical value, while a coffered ceiling is divided into a grid of recessed square or octagonal panels, also called a "lacunar ceiling". A cove ceiling uses a curved plaster transition between wall and ceiling; it is named for cove molding, a molding with a concave curve.[1] A stretched ceiling (or stretch ceiling) uses a number of individual panels using material such as PVC fixed to a perimeter rail.[2]

    Ceilings have frequently been decorated with fresco painting, mosaic tiles and other surface treatments. While hard to execute (at least in place) a decorated ceiling has the advantage that it is largely protected from damage by fingers and dust. In the past, however, this was more than compensated for by the damage from smoke from candles or a fireplace. Many historic buildings have celebrated ceilings. Perhaps the most famous is the Sistine Chapel ceiling by Michelangelo.

    Ceiling height may have psychological impacts.[3]

    The most common ceiling that contributes to fire-resistance ratings in commercial and residential construction is the dropped ceiling. In the case of a dropped ceiling, the rating is achieved by the entire system, which is both the structure above, from which the ceilings is suspended, which could be a concrete floor or a timber floor, as well as the suspension mechanism and, finally the lowest membrane or dropped ceiling. Between the structure that the dropped ceiling is suspended from and the dropped membrane, such as a T-bar ceiling or a layer of drywall, there is often some room for mechanical and electrical piping, wiring and ducting to run.

    An independent ceiling, however, can be constructed such that it has a stand-alone fire-resistance rating. Such systems must be tested without the benefit of being suspended from a slab above in order to prove that the resulting system is capable of holding itself up. This type of ceiling would be installed to protect items above from fire.

    An unrestrained non-loadbearing ceiling undergoing a 4-hour fire test. Deflection is measured off the I-beam.

    Durasteel ceiling after successful fire test, being raised from the furnace and readied for an optional 45PSI (3.1 bar) hose-stream test.

    demonstrative reconstruction of a Roman suspended ceiling in an Imperial palace of c. AD 306 at Trier

    The interior of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City in Rome, showing the ceiling in relation to the other frescoes.

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    General Ceiling Installation | Rockfon - January 13, 2019 by admin

    Acoustic ceiling installation and most commercial drop ceiling constructions consist of metal channels in the shape of an upside-down T. These upside-down Ts are commonly referred to as mains runners or cross runners/cross tees and are suspended on wires from the overhead structure, creating a space between the buildings structure and the finished ceiling called a plenum. These main runners and cross tees are connected to one another in a regularly spaced pattern of cells or modules, once connected the system they create is often just referred to as ceiling grid.

    These cells are filled with ceiling panels. Our stone wool acoustic tiles are available in a wide range of module sizes, ranging from the industry standard 2x2 and 2x4 all the way up to large 4x4 and 2x8 options. They provide lightweight solutions which are easy to handle, cut and install., Rockfon specialty metal ceiling panels and planks provide another durable solution with a wide range of styles, finishes, and aesthetics to allow for unique design expressions. These ceiling tiles, panels, boards and planks conceal and provide access to the plenum above them while providing enhanced acoustical performance, humidity and fire resistance, light reflection and indoor air quality.

    As an alternative to installing a drop ceiling that conceals, open plenum ceiling systems often are used in many room types to provide the feel of a more open space which exposes the mechanic or surface elements within the plenum. In addition, hanging baffles, islands and clouds may be used to enhance acoustics when a drop ceiling mount is not practical.

    Regardless of what you want to call it how to put a drop ceiling, false ceiling installation or suspended ceiling install it all starts with the ceiling grid. Installation methods of ceiling suspension systems on commercial buildings are enforced by ASTM C636 Standard Practice for Installation of Metal Ceiling Suspension Systems for Acoustical Tile and Lay-In Panels.1

    Perimeter trim is located at the periphery of wall-to-wall ceilings. It can be used as wall molding or as trim encasing the dropped ceiling in a cloud design.2Ceilings & Interior Systems Construction Association (CISCA) also publishes industry-accepted practices for proper methods of installing various types of systems. According to the CISCA Ceiling Systems Handbook, drop ceiling instructions begin with becoming familiar with the building and any special or unusual conditions.3

    Remember that special and unusual conditions may be invisible or even beyond the buildings exterior walls. For example, the U.S. International Building Code requires Seismic Design Categories be assigned to all building projects, and references ASTM E580 Standard Practice for Installation of Ceiling Suspension Systems for Acoustical Tile and Lay-in Panels in Areas Subject to Earthquake Ground Motions.4

    Whether your project requires you to understand the complexity of a seismic separation joint clip or the simplicity of how to install drop ceiling 2x2 ceiling tiles, every project deserves a ceiling solution that is properly installed to meet its performance and aesthetic goals.

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    Drop Ceiling Installation | Armstrong Ceilings Residential - November 28, 2018 by admin

    Before You Begin: Preparation is Key

    Read complete installation instructions before beginning your installation. Instructions can be found at the end of this overview.

    Let your ceiling panels adjust to the environment in the room of installation.

    Unpack all panels at least 24 hours prior to installation. Panels may be stored in areas with a temperature between 60and 80F. Also, be sure to check that the relative humidity is below 70%. You may consider purchasing a dehumidifier with a humidity reader for this.

    Know your ceiling and grid terms.

    Mark hidden joists.

    For joists that are hidden behind drywall, youll want to use this tip to mark where they are:

    Knock on the drywall. You should hear a solid thud when you tap on a joist. You can also use a stud finder to help with this task.

    Dont forget to determine the direction of the joists as well.Helpful hint:joists are usually 16 apart on center.

    Plan the location of each ceiling panel for an even layout.

    If your new drop ceiling installation will have border panels, make sure that the opposite sides of the room have the same border width. Always cut panels face up with a sharp utility knife.

    Place all ceiling and grid materials in one location. Be sure to check out thedrop ceiling calculator toolto help with the layout and a list of the materials needed for your project.

    4. Hang Main Beams Cut the first main beam to make sure there is a cross tee hole where your pre-determined first border cross tee is to be located. The first cross-tee hole in each row of main beams must line up. Always put the cut end of the main beam on the wall molding. To hang, simply slide each hanger wire or QuickHang hook through one of the small round holes in the main beam. Repeat these steps for the second main beam.

    5. Install the Cross Tees You will need to measure and cut the border tees to the border panel size. Place cut end of tees on wall molding and connect the uncut end to main beam. Now insert the first two uncut cross tees in line with the border cross tees. When connecting two cross tees in the same rectangular hole in a main beam, insert the second tee into the slot by passing on the right side of the already installed tee.

    6. Squaring the Grid To achieve the best end results, its important to make sure your grid is square at this point. To check that your grid is square, measure across the diagonals of the 2x4 opening. The measurements will be the same if the grid is square. If the measurements are not the same, trim one of the main beams further until the diagonals are equal.

    7.Finish Grid Repeat steps #4 and #5 for all other main beams and cross-tees. Click additional main beams and cross tees together as needed. When connecting grid elements together, an audible click will be heard when properly connected.

    8.Install Panels Slide the tile through the grid opening at an angle. Carefully lower into place. Cut any border tiles or required openings with a utility knife with the panel face up.

    Install 24x24 panels in the same manner as 24x48 panels, with the following exceptions:

    Preparations help the drop ceiling installation process go faster and more smoothly. Take your time and get ready to be surprised by how handy you are. Also, be sure to check out videos, more how-tos, and the full set of installation instructions below.

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    Installing a Ceiling Fan – The Home Depot - November 28, 2018 by admin

    Safety: Before beginning, turn off the power to the fan from the electrical panel, then use a testing device to ensure the fan is not receiving power.Inspect the existing junction box to make sure its rated for ceiling fans. There should be an inscription on the box to indicate this. The box is usually metal. If not, replace it with a fan-rated junction box and a fan brace between the ceiling joists to help support the fans weight. This process will be shown in Step 2.

    Insert the fan brace through the hole in the sheetrock and onto the ceiling. The square tube of the brace should be centered with the hole. Rotate the square tube with your hand until the teeth are firmly locked into the joist. Feel around to gauge your results. Attach the U-bolt bracket to the fan brace. It should be centered in the hole with the bolts facing downward. Thread the cable wire into the junction box. Slip the box up so that the bolts slide through it and tighten the nuts to secure the box into place.

    Thread the main wires through the center of the mounting bracket.If the fan has a slide-on bracket, you can leave the mounting bolts on the junction box and simply slide the fan bracket over the mounting screws. Tighten them securely.If your fan doesn't have the slide-on fan bracket, place the fan bracket over the mounting bolts that poke through the bracket and fasten it with the nuts provided.

    Using a flat surface, slip the canopy onto the ceiling fan downrod and run the main wires through. Insert the clevis and cotter pins to the downrod, so that it connects to the fan's base.Attach the bulb-shape fitting at the top of the downrod to the mounting bracket on the ceiling.

    Connect the ceiling fan wiring to your household wiring. Some fans come with additional wires, so be sure to follow your owner's manual for specific instructions. Use the wire nuts supplied with your ceiling fan installation kit to secure the wires. This step will be much quicker for ceiling fans without lights. When wiring a ceiling fan, remember to match up the wires: In many cases, the fan's copper or green insulated wire connects with the ground wire. The fan's motor black wire connects with the supply black wire. The ceiling fan light kit's wires, blue or striped, also connect with the supply black wires. The fan's motor white wire connects with the supply white, or neutral, wire. Once these wires are securely connected, push them into the junction box. Use wire cutters to cut the wires if they can't fit into the box. This will keep them from vibrating against the canopy when the fan is running. Clip the canopy onto the mounting bracket and tighten the screws.

    Tip: When wiring a ceiling fan with a light, follow manufacturer's instructions to ensure a correct connection. If you have additional questions on how to wire a ceiling fan, check the manufacturer's instruction for your specific model.

    Some fans have quick-install blades that can make the installation faster. Simply align the blade arm posts through the blade keyhole slots and slide them outward until they click and lock into place.For fans without quick-install blades, screw the fan blades onto the blade arms. The side of the blade that you want shown should face downward.Ceiling fans with accu-arm blade brackets can also speed up installation. These brackets come with the blade screws attached. Also, there's an alignment post on the bracket that will help in mounting the blade arm without stripping the mounting hole.For fans without the accu-arm feature, fasten the blade assembly to the motor with two screws. Drive the screws in slowly to avoid stripping and bending the blades, and tighten securely. Install the globe and light bulbs that may be included in your kit. Restore power and test out your ceiling fan remotes and wall controls to make sure you can turn on the fan.

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    2018 Drop or Suspended Ceiling Cost | Acoustic Tile Prices - October 9, 2018 by admin

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    Acoustic ceiling tiles are lightweight tiles hung in a framework called a drop ceiling. Also known as a suspended ceiling, they are used to hide damaged/stained ceilings, to lower the height of a high ceiling, to muffle noise from upstairs, and to conceal ductwork and wiring while providing easy access for repairs. They are also a quick way to finish a remodeled room.

    A suspended ceiling consists of two basic parts: the grid and the tiles. The grid is attached to the walls in a crisscross pattern of beams. The beams have a small ledge which supports the tiles, suspending them overhead. Grids in very large rooms may need additional supporting wires.The tiles are made from fibers of mineral, plastic, tin, composite, and/or fire-rated wood. They are installed one at a time onto the ledges of the grid work. The tiles are most commonly available in 1x1, 2x2, and 2x4.

    The average cost for a 10x12 room is around $1,500.00 installed. If you do it yourself, the material costs are:

    Although you probably dont require a permit to install a drop ceiling, check with your local codes anyway. There may be a minimum amount of space required between the old ceiling and the new one. Also, if you are adding lighting, vents, or other such features, you may need an electrical or HVAC contractor.

    When deciding to DIY or call a professional, you might look at the average 75% savings of DIY. While its considered an easy job, theres a lot of work involved. Ladders and scaffolding take time and labor to set up, and levelling the ceiling grid can be time consuming. For many people, its worth the extra cost to let someone else handle it.

    To make sure you know whats involved and that youve hired a good team (even if the team is yourself and some good friends), ask the following questions:

    Acoustic tiles are produced for both home and business. Tiles most commonly seen in commercial use include light-diffusing tiles that soften florescent lighting suspended above the ceiling. These can be expensive, costing from $14.00 to $30.00 each.Residential tiles come in different styles from the standard pebbled look most often seen in offices to stamped/embossed tin decorative tiles. They are usually sold by the case, which lists the square footage the case will cover. Remember that the tiles usually measure 2x2. Among the major producers of ceiling tiles are Armstrong, Certain Teed, and USG. Other producers include Genesis, Mono Serra, and Ceilume. Ceilume is known for its embossed designs suitable for Victorian dcor and other more decorative settings.

    The type of ceiling tile can affect your cost. A basic white acoustic tile with pebbling will be on the lower end of the scale. This will most likely be a simple mineral fiber with minimal fire spread ratings. However, there are other types of tile.

    Because a drop ceiling is made of individual tiles, you can add fixtures in lieu of certain tiles. Some fixtures are added to a tile, but because the tiles are very lightweight, the fixtures themselves must be lightweight or else supported above the tile.

    Drop-out tiles work in conjunction with fire sprinkler systems. If you have a sprinkler system, they sit above the tiles, safely out of the way. When heat from a developing fire reaches the tiles, they soften and drop out, allowing the sprinkler system to engage. The cost of these panels varies based on residential fire safety codes and the type of sprinkler system installed.



    Suspended ceilings are an economical way to finish a room. With ease of maintenance both for the drop ceiling itself and the house, many people are moving this traditionally office-oriented ceiling style into their homes. Rather than remind them of work, theyre finding it offers less work and more comfort at an easy cost to fit into any budget.

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    Installation Instructions – Ceiling & Hanging Garage Storage - July 6, 2018 by admin

    SafeRacks, is a fast growing, quality focused, highly responsive product line of overhead storage and organizational products.

    Can I install SaferRacks into Metal Joists or Concrete Ceilings?Answer: NO!

    SafeRacks are designed to be installed into wood joists only. If your ceiling is dry-walled, use a stud finder to locate the joists.

    Before you begin, gather the required tools and components listed below and ensure all are accounted for.If any of the listed components in your packaging are missing, please call 877.655.3443 to have them sent directly to you.

    Please read through the assembly instructions completely before proceeding to installation. Once you understand all of the installation steps, proceed with the installation.

    (These instructions depict a 4'x8' size rack being installed; all size racks can be installed based on the same steps taken with different measurements depending on rack size)

    Begin by installing your ceiling brackets (Figure 1).

    Figure 1

    Next, the vertical posts will fasten to the ceiling brackets (Figure 2).

    Figure 2

    Finally, the horizontal beams and center support will attach to the vertical posts; the decks are placed on the beams to complete your rack installation (Figure 3)

    Figure 3

    WARNING: This installation is intended for a wood framed home, if your home is steel framed, stop the installation and call 877.655.3443.

    Figure 4 and 5

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    Option 1: If the ceiling bracket is being placed in the corner of the wall and ceiling, and 2 joists are not available for anchoring, you can install the lag bolts into the wall header if one is present (Figure 7).

    Note: If this option is chosen, install the ceiling bracket 1 " from the wall, so that you can access the back of the bracket to install the nut and bolt for the vertical post in the next step (Figure 8).

    Figure 7 and 8

    Option 2: If the vertical posts are centered on a wall stud, you can screw the vertical post directly to the wall stud. Use 3 washers total per lag screw, 2 against the wall and 1 on the head of the lag screw (Figure 9).

    Note: If this option is chosen, install the lag screws loosely at first to ensure room for assembling the rest of the rack and leaving room for the wire decking which sits over the lip of the rack.

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    IMPORTANT: Ensure the skinny sections of the teardrop holes are facing down, and that all vertical posts are adjusted to the exact same length (Figure 14).

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    Our ceiling brackets are intended to be installed with a minimum of two Lag Screws. Please refer to the figures below for the correct way of positioning the vertical posts on the ceiling bracket.

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    WARNING: Opposite ends may come loose when hammering beams in place. Use a helper to ensure rivets do not come loose during the seating process.

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    WARNING: Load heavy objects, distributed equally, nearest the vertical posts and light objects nearest the center. Read the safety label on the rack and do not overload the system. Do not climb on or hang from the storage rack. Routinely inspect the rack over time to ensure rivets and wire decking units are seated properly.


    All stated weight limits are based on static loads with load distribution as stated above. Some horizontal deflection can be expected when racks are loaded near maximum limits.


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    2018 Ceiling Fan Installation Costs | Indoor & Outdoor - June 28, 2018 by admin

    Ceiling Fan Installation Cost

    According to almost 7,000 surveyed homeowners, the cost to install a ceiling fan averages $244, or between $143 and $352. Either an electrician or handyman can install the fan, but this will depend on the electrical capacity of its placement.

    Nothing is better for cooling you down, increasing air circulation, removing stale cooking smells or even distributing heat than a ceiling fan. You can have anew ceiling fan installed or replace an old one fairly simply and at a reasonable price. Here are a few things that may affect the cost of installing a ceiling fan

    There are ceiling fans in every possible style from traditional carved oak to slick stainless steel, to fans that resemble the propellers of old airplanes. No matter what your style there is a ceiling fan made to match. The first thing to consider when choosing a ceiling fan is how much prominence you want it to have in the room. If you have a small room, a large fan will become a focal point. But If you have 16 foot ceilings, the fan will be much less noticeable. If you want your ceiling fan to match your home's decor consider choosing colors that will compliment the room colors, wood tones that will match existing wood trims or a similar style (modern, country, etc.). Which ceiling fan you choose will affect the price of the project of course. There are as many prices for ceiling fans as there are fans to choose from, so choose one that fits your style and budget.

    Ceiling fans are designed to evenly distribute air in a room, so the size of your room can dictate the size of the fan. In very large rooms, you may consider more than one fan. The larger the fan motor, the more expensive it may be. However, if you choose a smaller fan, or choose to use one fan rather than two in a very large room to save on costs, this might end up not giving you the fan power that you need. So weigh your costs against the functionality that you want before making a decision.

    Ceiling fans need about the same amount of power as most light fixtures, so be careful that your electrical circuit doesn't get overloaded. If the fan includes a light fixture, make sure ahead of time that the circuit is able to handle both the fan and light. If your circuit will not hold this capacitythen a new circuit must be run from the home's main panel to the fan. So there may be costs incurred with the installation of a ceiling fan for both installing a new circuit, and for increases to your electrical bill.

    Although some ceiling fans have exposed cords that can be plugged into wall sockets, the preferable installation is for the fan to be wired into the ceiling like a light fixture. If there was an existing fan or light fixture already in the room, the installation is reasonably simple using the existing wires. However, if there was not a preexisting fixture, you will need to create a place to hang the fan. Of course, it is easiest to install ceiling bracing and electrical wiring during new home construction even if you will be installing a fan at a later time. But if you want to place a fan in a new location in your home, new wiring must be run to the new location.Consult an electrician about the costs for wiring the new ceiling fan or for using the existing wires.

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