Ceilingmax 182-00, 182-20, 182-21, 182-18, 182-31, 182-30, 182-26 Installation guide

Ceilingmax 182-00, 182-20, 182-21, 182-18, 182-31, 182-30, 182-26 Installation guide
For the amount of CeilingMAX needed, measure the room’s perimeter and calculate square footage
# of Pieces
Wall Bracket
Divide the perimeter of the room by 8 and round up to the nearest whole number.
Top Hanger
Divide the square footage of the room by 16 and round up to the nearest whole number.
Divide the square footage of the room by 16 and round up to the nearest whole number.
Cross Tee &
| Ceiling Tiles
For 2'x4' ceiling tiles, divide the square footage of the room by 8 and round up to the nearest whole number.
For 2'x2' ceiling tiles, divide the square footage of the room by 4 and round up to the nearest whole number.
( Easy-to-Follow Instructions }
Tools you will need
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String or Drill with Tape Quantity of 1"
Chalk Line Phillips Tip Measure Tin Snips Drywall Screws
To ensure professional looking results, the room layout should be balanced with equal
size border panels used on opposite sides of the room, as shown below.
Formula: Example Your Project
¢ Measure room in one direction 17'6"
¢ Round down to closest even number of feet 16’
¢ Subtract those numbers 1'6" or 18"
e Add 24" 42"
e Divide by 2 to get border tile size 21"
(See Installation Tips 3 & 5)
Establish your string (or dryline) at this measurement. Repeat these same steps for the other
direction. Note: If your border tile size ends up being 0" or 24" and you will be using full-sized
ceiling panels around the perimeter of the room, you will need to order 25" cross tees for your
border (only). The 25" tees can be purchased directly from us. This is an extremely rare occurrence.
Miter Corners (or Overiap) The Wall Bracket is 8' long and is installed
— | around the perimeter of the room.
(Read Tip 3) Using screws, install the Wall Brackets — |
around the perimeter of the room, directly beneath the joists or
finished ceiling. Drywall screws can be installed into the ceiling,
1" Drywall Screw joists or wall, and should be spaced 16" to 24" apart.
The Top Hanger is 8' long and is fastened to joists or existing ceiling.
Top Hangers will be installed either perpendicular to exposed joists or across the
longest dimension. Using a string or chalk line, establish the drylines as determined
above. The first row of Top Hangers & Cross Tees will be centered over these drylines.
NOTE: Be sure the intersection of drylines
= Border Panels
| Cut End of Top Hanger
is square. Second Chalk or String Line
Measure and cut your first Top Hanger | |7 т — |
so the notch is aligned over the Cross | FT TN
Tee dryline, with the cut end resting | | | "" "4 String Line
in the Wall Bracket.
NOTE: If your measurement from the chalk line to wall is less than 12", use the first notch on the Top
Hanger to measure from. If greater than 12", measure from the second notch to make your cut.
Repeat this step for as many rows as needed and set aside for Step 4.
Using a drill with Phillips tip, attach the first row of Top
Site Hangers to the joist or current ceiling with screws,
— \ placing one screw in each joist, alternating sides as
Drive one Drive the next screw | shown. If joists are not exposed, screws should be no
screw on on the right side. more than 16"- 24" apart.
left side of Continue to alternate
top hanger on successive joists
To install additional Top Hangers in line, cut a 6"
section of Runner and use it as a temporary splice to connect the installed Top Hanger
to the one to be hung. When the first row is complete, cut the last Top Hanger in the row
so it fits into the Wall Bracket.
The Cross Tee is 23" and is installed perpendicular Insert
to the Top Hanger to create grid support. Cross Tee
To Top ny |
Hanger Notch 4,
Using the pre-cut Top Hangers from
Step 2, align the first notch with the
Cross Tee dryline. Using an uncut Cross Tee as a spacer, place one
end in the notch of the previously installed Top Hanger. Place the
other end in the matching notch of the next Top Hanger. Make
certain that both ends of the Cross Tee fit snugly into the notches,
then attach Top Hanger using screws. Continue to install uncut
Cross Tees parallel to the previous row. Cut the last Top Hanger to fit into Wall Bracket.
Continue installation of rows. When all the rows are installed, measure, cut and install
the first and last row of Cross Tees, resting the cut ends in the wall bracket. Do not
install the last Cross Tee in the border rows until Step 5.
Beginning where the first Top Hanger was installed, cut ceiling tiles to fit each location
and slide into the Wall Bracket. Rock the Cross Tee slightly as you insert the tile. When
the end ceiling tile is correctly cut to size and in place, install the final Cross Tee.
The Runner is 8' long and snaps into the Top Hanger, locking the
grid system and ceiling tiles.
| Install full ceiling tiles in the remaining rows by rocking the Cross
Tee and placing each tile in the grid system. As each row of ceiling
tiles is put into place, finish the installation by snapping the
Runners into the Top Hangers as shown below. Cut the last row
of Runners as required.
Ceiling Panel Wall Bracket — |
Installed per
Instructions Nd
Ceiling Panel |
or Drywall =
TIP 1: Before you begin, box in any ducts,
piping or window openings as shown at right.
TIP 2: Light fixtures can be installed or adjusted
to align with the CeilingMAX grid system. Make sure
to provide adequate space (1/4" preferred) between
the outer dimensions of the fixture and the ceiling tile.
This is especially important when lighting is recessed
incandescent. NOTE: If you plan to use lighting designed for use with suspended ceiling systems,
be certain the fixture is supported by the joists, not the CeilingMAX grid system.
1" x 37 Supports 1” x 3" Cross Brace
16" on Center 16" on Center
TIP 3: If starting a room with a full sized tile instead of border tile, order 25" cross tees from the
manufacturer. The special order cross-tees would be for the border only. See the ROOM PLANNING
section above to determine if you need border tiles or should start with full tiles.
TIP 4: To accommodate 1/2" conduit or pipes, notch the vertical portion of the Cross Tee or Runner.
TIP 5: If using 2' x 4' tile, round the 4' tile side of room measurement down to nearest number
divisible by 4. Add 48" to remainder and divide by 2 to determine border tile size.
TIP 6: If your existing ceiling is not level you may need to furr the ceiling or place shims behind the
Top Hangers to level. If the adjustment is minimal, you can back out the screws in the Top Hangers.
For Additional Tips and Information visit our FAQ page on ceilingmax.com
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