My Mom needs help with collapsing Ceiling.

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  1. Apr 16, 2009 #1

    crappyone

    crappyone

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    Hello,

    New here and I need some help. Actually my mother needs help,
    but I need your help before I can help her.
    The Toilet above her bedroom flooded the other day and quite
    a bit of water leaked down through her tiled ceiling into her room.
    So her ceiling is trashed and I would like to attempt to fix it.
    Although I have never done anything like this, she does not have
    the money to call someone to fix it.
    I've enclosed some pictures. From what you see can I just go buy
    some 12" tiles and put them up? How hard is it to put those up?
    I tore some down and it seemed simple enough, but things always
    seem that way till you get in there and get your hands dirty.
    I tried looking for websites with pictures or directions/instruction, but
    found nothing.
    Well here are the pictures.
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    Sorry for pictures sizes, it wouldn't let me post a link to smaller thumbnails.

    So is it possible for me (someone who's never done this kinda stuff before) to fix that without calling a professional?
    Thank you very much for your help.
     
  2. Apr 18, 2009 #2

    HouseSurgeon

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    Go to any home store and you'll find those ceiling tiles. They have a tongue and grove type of application. You need a heavy duty hand stapler to install the tile. Put them together on the floor first and get a feel for how they are installed then go to town. Staple the tongues on to the wood furring strips. Use a utility knife to score and snap the tile when you need to cut them. Make sure the leak is fixed first!
     

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