Repair the ceiling in the living room

In his spare time, my friend and I are engaged in interior decoration of residential premises. A part-time job brings good money. But this is not the main thing. The very possibility of changing the type of activity, forgetting about the computer, working physically is well worth it. For men, it is important to know that hands grow from the right place. So, more to the point. A week ago, we were approached by a lonely pensioner living in a rural area. He said that part of the ceiling in the living room collapsed, miraculously without crushing him. We decided to help the old man and went with him to inspect the room. At the specified address was an old, but still strong tourist house, trimmed from the outside with a wooden shalyovka. Inside, things were worse: cracks in the corners, crevices in the floor, reddish stains on the ceiling, eloquent evidence of the roof. The ceiling itself consisted of several wooden beams, padded from below with an edging board. Boards on both sides were smeared with a thick layer of clay,mixed with a straw bat. In a large living room (25 m?) on the floor lay a fallen clay layer. The owner explained that there was snow in the attic in the winter. With the advent of spring, he began to gradually melt, sipping moisture with clay. As a result, a collapse occurred. Well, maybe, but we checked the roof just in case. She was whole. But on the pediments could see large cracks. Through them, apparently, the snow there and flew. To the joy of my grandfather, we have fixed problem areas. For questions about how he sees the new ceiling, the answer was: "Guys, to be inexpensive and beautiful." Moisture-resistant drywall, suspension systems were not affordable for the client. In the end - agreed on plastic. Of course, this material is more suitable for office than for a living room, but the owner, as they say, is a master. Tools and materials To fulfill this order we purchased the following materials: - OSB boards (oriented strand board); - 60/25 mm aluminum profile; - 25/27 mm guide profile; - profile extenders; - straight suspensions;
- white plastic panels with a glossy surface; - ceiling plinth; - Moment glue; - wood screws; - metal screws. Here is the list of necessary tools: - cordless drill; - Bulgarian or metal shears; - circular saw (for cutting OSB); - hydraulic level ; - tape measure; - carpentry miter box; - saw with fine teeth; - mounting gun; - bayonet spade; - thick fishing line; - marker or pencil. A detailed description of the repair Before we get down to business, we made a clear plan of action. As a result of a short brainstorming session, several points appeared on paper denoting the sequence of work. Here they are: - preparing the room for repairs (exemption from furniture and other things); - cleaning the ceiling of clay remaining on it; - mounting the OSB on ceiling boards; - marking and screwing to the plates of hangers; - hitting the ceiling level; - assembling the sheathing of profiles; - screwing plastic panels to it; - mounting the ceiling plinth. Day one There were many things in the living room. Hour left for cleaning. Then we began to remove the remaining clay from the ceiling. They did this with a bayonet spade, driving it between the clay bed and the lining boards. Massive pieces fell to the floor with a crash.The room was suddenly filled with thick dust. It was difficult to breathe. I wanted to escape into the fresh air, nevertheless the work continued. Dirty as miners after the shift, we achieved the goal: cleaned the ceiling and cleaned the room. Now it was possible to fasten the OSP. This is a simple matter, but requiring physical strength. The plates are heavy. Keep them over your head on extended arms, like a weightlifter barbell, not sugar. Started with a flat angle. A friend kept, and I screwed to the folding boards. Screws did not spare (25 pieces per sheet). Ceiling all the same. We screwed three rows. In the fourth sheets needed to be customized in size. Here we saw a circular saw. A minute - and the sheet sawed. A great tool. Cuts wood and other materials based on it quickly and accurately. By evening, the OSB installation was completed.
 remove the remaining clay from the ceiling
remove remaining clay from the ceiling
 remove the remaining clay from the ceiling
Repair the ceiling in the living room
Day Two If the ceiling is flat, then the plastic panels can be fixed directly to the OSB tiles. In this sense, we are not lucky. He sagged heavily in the middle of the room. To eliminate this defect, it was required to mount a frame of aluminum profiles. In the morning, the first thing we did was markup: we pulled a fishing line and marked it with a marker on the plates of the place where the hangers were attached. The distance between the rows (step) was 0.5 meters. In the ranks, it was also equal to 0.5 meters. The main thing in this case - to arrange the suspensions in a straight line. Otherwise, later there will be problems with screwing profiles. Before mounting the profile, it was necessary to beat zero at the lowest point of the ceiling sagging (determined visually). With hydro level this is done simply. One end of the tube is applied to this point, the other - alternately to each of the walls. When the fluid level in the device is balanced, marks are made on the walls. Nothing complicated, but concentration of attention at this stage is necessary, like air. By tags, we screwed profile guides on two opposite walls, between which we pulled lines (under each row of hangers). It turned out a flat plane.After that, the straps of the main profile were bolted. The line, which serves as a clear guide, excludes errors. By the end of the day the frame was mounted.
 Repairing the ceiling in the living room
 to fasten plates
 to fix the plates

to fix the plates
 mount profile  mount profile Day ThreeWell, the hard work was done. Now we had to decorate the room with smart plastic. Fix it simply. We did it this way: we adjusted the PVC panels to the size of the room, cutting off the extra bulgarian (you can use a stationery knife), and then they were screwed to the profiles with screws. All. One caveat: the connecting spike of each new panel is inserted into the groove of the previous one tightly, without gaps. Repair was coming to an end.Screwdrivers happily buzzed a duet. The living room was transformed literally before our eyes. Soon the plastic was screwed. Small gaps between the walls and panels were covered with baseboards. It turned out beautiful. Skirting planted on glue (liquid nails). To achieve their perfect match in the corners of the room, used carpentry mash. This simple device allows you to cut the workpiece at different angles. Cut with a small tooth saw and no wiring. In general, this day we managed to finish this project.
Repair the ceiling in the living room
 Repair the ceiling in the living room
Summary The owner remained satisfied with the work. He almost burst into tears of happiness when we made him a discount. The cost of repairs amounted to 30 thousand rubles (20 - material, 10 - our fee). In addition, the sewage system was cleaned in a clean way, gas leakage was eliminated, part of the wiring harnessed, torn out by the fallen clay layer. In a word, they parted with their grandfather in a friendly manner. That's all.

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