What can you do about pipes sticking through your drop ceiling?

Answer If you have pipes that are sticking through the drop ceiling in your basement, or anywhere in your house, there are a few things that you can do about them. Moving the pipes is a very expensive ide... Read More »

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How do i cover pink insulation when the basement ceiling is too low to install a drop ceiling?

It's a good idea to cover overhead insulation in a basement area, since pink insulation is actually fiberglass. This fiberglass can fall onto a workbench or into a laundry basket over time. Keeping... Read More »

How to Hide Exposed Pipes Near the Ceiling?

To some people, exposed pipes near the ceiling give a chic, industrial vibe to a space, but to others, these pipes are a huge eyesore. Gazing upward only to see these metal or plastic objects can m... Read More »

Can I ground my bathroom ceiling fan to the copper pipes of the shower?

No, you must ground the fan to the ground wire already in use for the circuit in the bathroom. In the event the copper pipes for the shower carry away electricity, which is what a ground does, anyo... Read More »

How low does a drop ceiling need to be installed?

According to, drop ceilings must be at least 7½ feet from the floor to adhere to most building codes. The drop ceiling must be installed 4 inches from the previous ceiling so ... Read More »