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Drop Ceiling FAILED inspection?

Posted by lago86 (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 19, 12 at 21:33

I installed a basic drop ceiling in my basement. I used nails in the floor joist and cable to secure/level the frame. The inspector failed me because I didn't use "proper" hardware instead of the nails. He said there are special hangers that are required by code. I was not home and didn't speak to him. I can't imagine that there is really a building code for this? Any help with maybe a specific code would be greatly appreciated.



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RE: Drop Ceiling FAILED inspection?

Manufacturer's directions probably.

RE: Drop Ceiling FAILED inspection? need a permit and inspection for a 'dropped' ceiling....good greif.

RE: Drop Ceiling FAILED inspection?

"My zone is: North East"

That says it all.

RE: Drop Ceiling FAILED inspection?

Actually they are just recently requiring the hangers here in the northeast, they have been required in Florida for about 10 years.

Here is a photo of the hangers and the drill driver point to set them. They are available at both Home Depot & Lowes.


RE: Drop Ceiling FAILED inspection?

Thanks all. So is there a specific code for this? I think my town uses the national standards.

RE: Drop Ceiling FAILED inspection?

"I think my town uses the national standards."

Manufacturers instructions plus any other additional code requirements.

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