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    How to Install a Planked Wood Ceiling | HGTV - October 30, 2019 by admin

    Use a tape measure to determine width and length of room. Multiply width and length measurements to figure square footage of ceiling. Buy enough planks to cover square footage plus 10 percent for waste and mistakes. When looking for planks to apply to a ceiling, it's best to use thin, lightweight planks, preferably tongue and groove. This type of plank can generally be found in the paneling section of hardware stores. Allow planks to acclimate to the space for about a week prior to painting and installation. Tip: Custom "planks" can also be made out of 1/4- 1/2" MDF sheets cut to desired size.

    Pour primer into lined paint try and apply to planks with a 6" foam roller. Drips in the groove or off the tongue will interfere with how they fit together, so wipe away any drips with a paint brush and apply primer in a thin coat. Once primer has dried, repeat process with paint. Tip: Stain and polyurethane may be applied instead of paint for a different look.

    Determine which direction ceiling planks will run in the room. It's ideal to have planks run perpendicular to ceiling joists, so they can be nailed into joists. Planks can be nailed directly into drywall if running parallel to joists as long as the planks are lightweight. Determine how planks will fit on ceiling and make any necessary cuts on a chop saw. For example, if planks are running width-wise in a 12' wide room and 8' long planks are being used, cut several planks to 4' long. If installing crown molding, cut pieces slightly short of wall width. If molding or trim isn't being installed, cut pieces to fit perfectly. Cut as many planks as required to cover ceiling. Tip: Always wear protective eyewear when using power tools.

    This step is best completed with two people. Start on side of room that is most visible. Place first plank flush against wall and nail into ceiling with a finishing nailer. If nailing into the drywall, insert nails at a slight angle and apply a small amount of construction adhesive to back of each plank with a caulk gun. If shooting into ceiling trusses, use a stud finder and mark location of trusses with pencil. Nail straight into ceiling trusses to secure. Construction adhesive may also be applied to back of planks for additional hold. When applying second plank to complete first row, make sure tongues are lined up and planks form a straight, continuous line. Most homes do not have perfectly square walls, so planks may not fit perfectly flush against wall. Install second row of planks, staggering joints. Tip: Tongue and grooves may not always fit together perfectly and adjustments may need to be made to warped boards. Imperfections in the wood might cause some gaps. These can simply be filled with caulk if desired or left alone for a more rustic look.

    When ceiling treatment reaches a light fixture, shut off electricity to room at the breaker box. Remove light fixture. (A drill or additional tools may be required for this step, depending on the fixture.) Hold plank up to ceiling outlet and mark width and depth with a pencil (Image 1). Cut out marked area with a jig saw (Image 2). Hold plank up to outlet to make sure cut is in proper place. Repeat with other planks around outlets. Reinstall fixtures and turn power to room back on. Continue installing planks until entire ceiling is covered (Image 3). Tip: Find an object that's the same size and shape of outlet to use as a template.

    Apply lightweight spackle with a fingertip to fill nail holes (Image 1). If a cleaner look is desired, caulk gaps and edges of ceiling. Touchup marks left by finishing nailer with ceiling paint and 2-1/2" angled sash brush (Image 2).

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    Coffered Ceiling Design | Ceiling Beams | Coffer Ceiling … - October 30, 2019 by admin

    For centuries, if you wanted to enhance the beauty of your home with a cofferedceiling or decorative ceiling beams, the only choice you had was to find a local craftsman to build them from scratch on-site. The painstaking process for doing it this way is time consuming, messy, unpredictable and costly,making an impractical endeavor for most people.

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    How to install a drywall ceiling – Step by Step - October 3, 2019 by admin

    This article is about how to install a drywall ceiling, either on wood or on metallic frames. The most difficult part of this project is to lift the drywall boards. You could rent a drywall jack, or ask another person to help you hang the drywall boards. However, if you choose to build a metal stud frame, the process will take a little long, but the quality of the project will be extraordinary. Installing a drywall ceiling is not difficult, provided you use proper tools and materials and understand the basic techniques. Remember that you have to install the sheets of drywall perpendicular to the direction of the joists.

    Although installing a drywall ceilingis not an easy job, with the help of another person virtually any experienced diy-er can finish such a project. The most difficult stage is to lift the drywall boards up to the ceiling, while the rest of the operations are just common-sense. Therefore, you can either rent a drywall jack for several days, or use a ladder and ask a friend to assist you. If you dont afford to rent the drywall jack, you need someone to hold the sheet into position, while you drive in the screws.

    As you probably now, drywall panels come usually in the following dimensions: 4x8, 4x9, 4x10, 4x12, with a thickness ranging from 1/3 inches to 5/8 inches, but the most commonly used drywall boards are the 1/2 inches and 5/8 inches thick. Read carefully our article and you will learn the skills required to hang a drywall ceiling in a professional manner. If you are not prepared to work by yourself, consider hiring a qualified contractor, even though this will increase the cost of your remodeling project.

    Drywall ceiling layout

    Before installing the drywall ceiling, you have to understand thatyou have to use a proper layout, as to get the job done in a professional manner. Consequently, you have to start with one corner of the room, by using a full drywall board.

    The next row of drywall must start with half of a drywall sheet, as to create a proper layout. In addition, when inserting the screws make sure you observe the right spacing, as to secure the boards properly.

    Metal stud ceiling frame

    The first step of the project is to evaluate the structure of the ceiling, made of either wood studs or of metal studs. As you can see, in our case we will install the drywall ceiling on a metal stud frame, but you can install drywall boards on wood studs, as well.

    The first thing you have to evaluate is if the ceiling frame is level. This aspect is very important, as otherwise the ceiling wont have a pleasant appearance and in time the joints between the drywall boards will crack.

    Installing polyethylene vapor barrier

    After we have made sure the ceiling frame is level and secured properly, weve decided to install mineral wool insulationand an anti-vapor foil, for both saving energy and ensuring a long lifespan for the drywall ceiling. The anti-vapor foil can be installed on a double adhesive tape or can be locked with staples. The main aspect is to make sure the foil is fixed properly and it doesnt make folds.

    Work with patience and make sure your ladder is installed on a level surface.

    Installing drywall on ceiling

    When installing the drywall ceilingstart from a corner, making sure the boards are as close as possible to the walls. If the corners of the room are not right angled, you should cut the drywall panels as to fit perfectly into place.

    All edges of the drywall boards should be fastened to the ceiling studs. When connecting two drywall boards, you should screw them on the same stud, the joint line being exactly over the studs median. Lock the drywall boards into position with several screws, along edges and in the middle.

    Fixing the drywall ceiling with screws

    Afterwards, continue fastening the drywallwith screws, using an electric screwdriver. If you install 1/2 drywall, then you should use 1-1/4 drywall screws, as if you are installing 5/8 drywall a better option would be 6 x 1-5/8 screws.

    This size of the screws is very important, as the rigidity of the ceiling is also based on the type of screws you are using. Along walls, we have installed screws every 7/15 cm, while inside the boards we have installed the screws every 12/30 cm. Dont insert the screws too close to the edge of the drywall panels, but leave around 1/2 to prevent cracks.

    Drywall ceiling joints

    After you have installed the first drywall board, you should continue with the next boards.Therefore, work with great care to make sure you align them properly.

    Drive in the screws, as to make sure their heads are aligned with the drywall surface. In order to make a proper job we recommend you to use a screwdriver with torque control, as you can adjust the speed.

    Installing drywall ceiling boards pattern

    When installing a drywall ceiling, you have to use the stretcher bond pattern. Therefore, you have to start the the next row with half of a drywall board and continue it with full boards.

    In addition, you might have to cut several holes in the drywall boards for smoke detectors, for electrical wires for light fixtures of for ventilation appliances. In order to get the job doneprofessionally, you should use a drill machinery with torque control and masonry drill bits.

    Installing drywall ceiling

    Continue installing the drywall boards in the same manner described previously. When installing a drywall ceiling it is important to follow the layout, otherwise it wont be durable.

    Finishing drywall ceiling

    After you have installed the drywall ceiling, you have to finish the joints by applying putty and drywall paper. This step is not difficult, but it is essential for a neat look.

    Therefore, you should cover the screw heads and the drywall board joints by using a large trowel, paper tape and drywall putty. Remember that you have to apply at least 2 layers of putty. After you have applied the putty, you have to sand it a couple of times (using at first medium grit sandpaper and then fine grit sandpaper), until it will look properly.

    Cutting drywall

    In order to cut the drywall boards, you should mark the exact dimension on the plasterboard, using a pencil and a T-square. Use a tape measurement, to make sure you make accurate marks on the sheet.

    The next step is to use a sharp utility knife and to go several times over the drawn line, as top make sure you have cut it deeply. Bend the board alongside the cut and split the two drywall boards by cutting the paper layer with a utility knife.

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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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