How to Hang Drywall from a Grid Drop Ceiling

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In this video, the Drywall Doctor explains how it’s possible to hang drywall from a metal grid ceiling. It’s important to ensure that the framing for the ceiling is perfectly level, and there are some pointers for reinforcing the grid ceiling to be able to support most drywall work. Ray also describes metal screw types, his favorite drill for a job like this, and materials you can use in prepping for a project like this.


Jeremy Thomson says:

You could use acoustical ceiling grid in residential for drywall, but maybe not 2 layers of 5/8 for fire code

Jason Bi says:

grid ceiling isnt designed for plasterboard to go in even it will hold the plasterboard but if it falls you are not covered by the manufacturer

Jeremy Thomson says:

We usually use Chicago grid for drywall,

snipers dream says:

that is not a little srcew gun, it is mahooosive!

Grateful Dude says:

That’s good information that such a thing can be done, but in this particular application, it doesn’t seem to make sense. It looks like you lost a foot of ceiling height for no good reason. There doesn’t appear to be anything in that ceiling that needs to hang below the joists (ac boots can be reworked).

You could have screwed to the joists, or worst case run battens crosswise.

NoIsaidposse says:

Probably fine but not in my house.

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