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    Default need some ideas please

    we're starting a job next week and we have to install temporary plastic dust walls. i have a few zip walls but that will get me through less than half the distance i need. problem is that there's a drop ceiling above and the temp wall has to be run down a wide hallway, turn a corner then down another hallway. even with the zip walls, i don't think i can use them because i can't secure them to the drop ceiling.

    anyone have any ideas? hallway is about 12' wide on one length and about 8'-10' wide on the other length. we need temp wall about 3 feet off the wall we will be working on.
    Last edited by MLB Construction; 02-15-2013 at 07:53 AM.

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    Default Re: need some ideas please

    hey thanks a lot

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    Default Re: need some ideas please

    Build a 2X2 or 2X4 stud wall 24" on center and staple plastic sheeting to it. It is sturdy enough if someone does punch a hole in the plastic you can easily patch it.

    Jack
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    Default Re: need some ideas please

    Use a grid clip like TC V clip or A GCS clip .
    One of these should hold each pole or a 1 X 4 to the ceiling.
    Space them as needed they only cost about .15 cents each

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    Default Re: need some ideas please

    I've done it the way Jack says and I've seen others do it this way. I think that's the best method.

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    Default Re: need some ideas please

    Quote Originally Posted by JLMCDANIEL View Post
    Build a 2X2 or 2X4 stud wall 24" on center and staple plastic sheeting to it. It is sturdy enough if someone does punch a hole in the plastic you can easily patch it.

    Jack
    i thought of that first but there's no way to secure the stud wall. if it was a regular ceiling i could pressure fit the studs and i'd be all set. i have a drop ceiling above and i can't secure the base plate to the floor. also, i can't just hang the plastic from the drop ceiling grid because it would blow all over the place when the exteor door is opened on a windy day.

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    Default Re: need some ideas please

    Quote Originally Posted by MLB Construction View Post
    i thought of that first but there's no way to secure the stud wall. if it was a regular ceiling i could pressure fit the studs and i'd be all set. i have a drop ceiling above and i can't secure the base plate to the floor. also, i can't just hang the plastic from the drop ceiling grid because it would blow all over the place when the exteor door is opened on a windy day.
    A couple of turns and a few well placed 2x4 cross laid feet or hot glue will hold it in place.

    Jack
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    Default Re: need some ideas please

    How about removing a tile (on the clean side) every so often and stabilizing the 2x4 "top plate" with a clamp?
    Failing that, use a 1x4 cut 1/8" smaller than the hall width and screw it into the top plate to lock it in place.
    Casey
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    Default Re: need some ideas please

    Use the grid itself at the top by simply taping the plastic to an upside-down main runner grid piece, then clamping the two together every so often with small spring clamps- little additional weight and the grid will hold it with the tiles still in their holes (or not). At the bottom a 2X4 and stapling the plastic should do- add weight if necessary. Scrap grid runners and 2x4's will work fine here and you'll get as good a seal as most other methods plus setup/takedown is easy and fast.

    Phil

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