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Topic by nutmegger posted 09-24-2008 05:18 AM 6700 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-24-2008 05:18 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question ceiling basement

Just curious if anyone has suggestions for repairing ceiling tile. I’m installing 12”x12” tiles in my basement remodel with the ceiling max system which is flush to the beams, since I couldn’t afford any loss of height. My problem is when I had to work around a few pipes, to slide the tile in I had to cut a groove. Is there a way to hide these areas, I tried a pseudo drywall technique of filling the groove and then taping with masking tape which I spray painted white, but it didn’t come out great. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

-- NUTmegger

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09-24-2008 03:36 PM

im not sure i know exactly what your trying to do , maybe someone will come along that does . it might help if you post a pic of it though

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09-25-2008 02:34 AM

I am with MrT, need pictures to be able to even get a clue where this is going.

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09-25-2008 02:59 AM

I use to be an acoustical journeyman in a past life. I would use an acrylic caulk to fill the gaps.

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09-25-2008 07:49 PM

I couldn’t figure out posting pics to this area so I posted them in project area under finished basement. I plan to post a more thourough accounting of my basement project when I have more time. Thanks for the feedback so far!

-- NUTmegger

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09-26-2008 12:25 PM

the way most of us post pics in the forums section is to use a fileshare program . i use photobucket


its a free program ,you just upload your pics to it then copy and paste the html code to this text box .
this dosent work for the projects section , but you already know how to do that .

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11-08-2008 04:27 PM

I have some of those tiles in my home and they had some gaps around the edges.I used a silicone caulking(because that’s what I had on hand) and it matched the bright white paint of the tiles perfectly.Now I have no gaps and it looks good.Hope this helps you.

-- Dustygirl Hastings,Ont. Life is too short to sit around doing nothing

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04-30-2019 06:25 AM

I think I can somewhat visualize what you did with the filling of the grooves and then taping them up. They look pretty hideous like how it went with my storage ceiling. I would recommend caulk to be a much more flawless option.

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