Drop Ceiling Grid n Tile Acoustical Install Video ( Acoustic Pro )

Acoustic Pro is an interior construction, suspended ceiling tile and grid company. This is a sample install video of one of our many projects 407-230-7750
Serving the central Florida area

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TheFloorBoys says:

Shucks, he’s good!

paha25 says:

Where i work they make me wear safety glasses hardhat and lock our wheels:(

Sam Gray says:

the bar joist are up 20 ft.how do I splice my wires to make them longer and pass inspection..other words my wires will not reach my mains and I need to make them longer..thanks!

pelvi3a says:

U are really fast, pleasure to watch u work

raymond b says:

Nice job looks straight and square

chargerb1 says:

How did you square the grid.  We use strings running along two walls.  I didn’t see you cut the tees to the wall so I couldn’t tell.

Ronnocbot says:

I love this video. I have a fascination with drop ceilings for what ever odd reason hahaha, so much so that I installed one in my bedroom. Actually tomorrow I will be modifying it and ill upload a vid and share it if you’d like 🙂

Great video by the way 🙂

Joe Myers says:

Hello SFG559,

I’m not totally sure I understand your question. I’m assuming that your needing to attach wires to a drywall ceiling. If that’s the case, the best way to do that is one of two ways.

1. Use an L bracket similar to Ramset’s clip n pin for shooting & screw it into the metal stud above the drywall.

2. Use a toggle bolt designed for hanging ceiling wires.

I’m not fond of the toggles

This Dewalt drill will work perfect for you (Dewalt DCF895 20V Max)

It has 3 Speeds.
Best Regards

macmainuk says:

how do you keep your main tee level?? no lazer guide??

different from us in uk.. that ceiling will be all over the place. we use pliers also at the bend point for the hangers… once we establish a level, with th the hanger pushing diagonally toward our start point.. son the grid stays on the trim??

chris moran says:

no hard hat, safety glasses, or safety rail for baker? trackfast into block blows out all the time safety first. and you shouldn’t skate on a baker

Andy Carlson says:

looks like a usual ceiling job. “we piled all this insulation right were you’re working. thats not a problem is it?” also trying to get my boss to switch from the track fast’s and track it’s to hilti’s gas gun. so much nicer.

Joe Myers says:

The owners didn’t want to pay to have the old one removed and they wanted the new ceiling lower. Its not an issue. The hanger wires were attached to the bar joists not to the pre-existing ceiling. Leaving the old ceiling there doesn’t effect anything. That’s coming from someone that has installed ceilings and my primary profession for over 20 years and thousands and thousands of Sq Ft of it at that. Best Regards!!

K Kahlon says:

Good! but that is quite a drop from the original ceiling and waste of space.

Joe Myers says:

The tool is a Ramset TrakFast TF1100. definitely faster than a one shot tool. We quit using those about 12 years ago or so. Best Regards!!

SFG559 says:

Hey Acoustic Pro,

I just joined the carpenter’s union here in California as an acoustical installer.

Many times, I need to drill through drywall and metal studs in order to secure wires I could not shoot into the roof. I was told to pick up an impact driver. I’m afraid it will drill right through the drywall, or break the paper. Is there any way to set it so it does not drill through drywall, like a drywall gun? Basically I want it to slip when it reaches a certain torque.

Thanks, nice vid!

Joe Myers says:

No prob. Take care!!

NOBOX7 says:

Joe , did you use your thumb to mark the position of the hole on your main to the wire so you would no where to bend it? i am a union carpenter and  need to know this stuff without asking, people who ask stupid question dont research things or get a second chance around the crowed im forced to work with ,if you dont know your stuff these terff mined loosers will throw you under the bus bro   

Ronnocbot says:

Hi I am 15 and have done a drop ceiling.Just a question, Why are you installing a drop cieling under another one?
Thanks

Ronnocbot says:

Thanks a lot 🙂

Joe Myers says:

There is a Spectra HV301G Green Beam laser spinning during the entire install of this ceiling. The laser is set to spin/pass just below the grid. When leveling, I don’t waste time bending the wire with linesmen’s pliers to get the perfect bend. I have been doing ceilings so long that I can grab the wire and bend it exactly where it needs to slide through the hole. Then its leveled so that the laser passes just under the main. When the ceiling is done, it looks like a sheet of glass. Best Regards

Andrew Armstrong says:

Good video. I’m just trying to understand why they wanted the ceiling dropped so far below the original. Adding a second story? lol

Carlitos Flores says:

I prefer don’t screw the wallmond (L) to join or stud! It don’t look straight.

Avid Ajx says:

Today marks my third week learning how to instal drop ceilings as a career. I’m looking to make a few adjustments to my craft. With that being said I have a few questions for you.
1: do you have a personal preference with laser brands, and brackets?
2: what snips do you like to use when cutting the wires for your lag screws?
3: I’ve been taught to place screws (roughly) every 8 inches when placing your corners on the wall. A few shots I noticed the spacing was a lot further than that. Wouldn’t this cause sagging with your grid?
4: I’m getting comfortable with walking stilts. Do you have any experience in walking stilts? If so, do you feel it is quicker installing the grid walk stilts as opposed to skating on the scaffolding?
5: If you could go back to your younger self learning this “skill”, what tips and tricks would you pass on to make the job easier?

Look forward to your response (-: thanks for the video. This makes the 7th time watching.

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