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What's the trick to popping dropped ceiling tiles in and out? I keep breaking corners, etc.

They seem reluctant to pop up above the metal frame, and then how can I get them back down, there's nothing to pull on.
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Posted 2018-08-12T21:52:20+0000  by dsr dsr

Hey dsr,

Thanks for your question and welcome to the community.

The trick for almost any 2' x 2' or 2' x 4' acoustical ceiling tiles to be removed is to lift them as high above the grid frame as you possibly can. 

Once you lift them above the grid, you can next tilt it to whatever angle best suits you and then the tiles can be safely removed without damage. It's really as simple as that, given you have enough clearance above the grid so that it is possible to do so.

If the grid system itself was improperly installed,then you can have tiles that very well may not fit accurately. There's typically a small amount (1/4") of wiggle room once the tiles are set in the grid system. 

Lift up the tiles, and then tilt to remove them successfully. Let us know if you have any other questions,


Posted 2018-08-13T15:49:38+0000  by Joseph_HD_ATL
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