Drop ceiling tiles 2X4
The tile is made of manufactured hard-wearing ceramic, metal or stone. Even glass can be used for tile manufacture. The tiles are used to cover the ceilings and walls. The floor also can be covered by tiles. Tiles covering the ceiling should be supported on a framework hanging from the ceiling. The ceiling is the seat of many structures such as pipes, electrical wires, and electrical applications. Such structures are not usually welcomed. Here comes the role of the tiles that conceal all such structures and give a good appeal to the place.
The drop ceiling, also called the false ceiling, is constructed below the roof slab. The support (framework) is suspended from the slab. The construction of the drop ceiling is so provided for temperature control, light installation, and conceal other the infrastructures.
- 1 Drop ceiling tiles 2X4 : the room scale first
- 2 Drop ceiling tiles 2X4: the placement of light fixtures
- 3 Drop ceiling tiles 2X4: the wall angle designation
- 4 Drop ceiling tiles 2X4: the installation of the wiring
- 5 Drop ceiling tiles 2X4: the suspension wires.
- 6 Drop ceiling tiles 2X4: the splice of the main Tee
Drop ceiling tiles 2X4 : the room scale first
Sketch the room dimensions carefully on a paper graph. Lay out the possible fixtures and applications. The pattern you will use is 2X4. There must be spaces between the tees. The borders of the tiles should be equal at the end of the room. For the 2X4 pattern, the 2-foot cross tees should be placed midway between the 4-foot cross tees.
Drop ceiling tiles 2X4: the placement of light fixtures
The better height of the drop ceiling framework is 3 to 4 inches down the old ceiling. This height is good enough to allow for the light fixtures to hand down to its full length. Shorter space between the two ceilings needs a different length of light fixtures that may not be available and may be expensive.
Drop ceiling tiles 2X4: the wall angle designation
Draw a line around the room, using a level tool, indicating the position of the wall angle. The step is followed by fixing the wall angle. The wall angle is fastened using nails to studs at all points. This is done with the brick or masonry walls. the bottom flange should be facing down and resting on the drawn line. The inside corner of the wall angle should be overlapped. The outside corners should be mitered. Use a snip or a hacksaw to cut through the wall angle.
Drop ceiling tiles 2X4: the installation of the wiring
The recessed light wiring should be installed first before the suspension wires of the framework. The pattern is 2X4. The fluorescent light fixtures should be placed in the center over the panels. A luminous lay-in panel is used to replace the regular drop ceiling tiles.
Drop ceiling tiles 2X4: the suspension wires.
The suspension wires should be cut 12 inches longer than the distance between the old and the new ceiling. Stretch a line across the room starting at a point on the top edge of the wall angle from one side of the room to the other. This line will be used as a guide to the main tee placement.
The location of the first wire will be straight at the crossing point of the main T and the interlocking T. Then, the wires are fastened securely with screw eyes. The distance between the suspension wires is 4 feet apart. Remove any kinks and create a ninety-degree angle bend on crossing the level line.
Drop ceiling tiles 2X4: the splice of the main Tee
Locate the crossing point of the main and interlocking T and measure back the same distance and subtract 1/8“. Saw at this point. Use the subtracted segment to support the wall angle.
Finally, install the main T at the same level with the wall angle that has been mounted before. This step is followed by the interlocking T’s installation.