What is the minimum drop for HG-Grid?
The minimum drop for HG-Grid is 4 inches. This is to allow you enough room to slide and drop the tile in place. If a smaller ceiling height drop is required, reference our CeilingMAX product, a surface-mounted ceiling system.
What kinds of tiles can I use with HG-Grid?
With the HG-Grid system, any 15/16-inch 2×2 or 2×4 flat or revealed tile can be used. (Revealed panels are those with the 1/4-inch lip around the edge of the panel). ACP’s Fasade panels can also be used with the HG-Grid system.
What kind of application is HG-Grid recommended for?
HG-Grid is recommended for basements, bathrooms, dining rooms and kitchens. Since HG-Grid is made of PVC plastic, the grid will not rust in high- humidity areas.
What kind of lights can be used with HG-Grid?
Any type of recessed lighting can be used with HG-Grid. However, any type of lighting you choose to use must be mounted to or suspended from the floor joists and NOT the ceiling grid. Since HG-Grid is made of PVC plastic, the grid cannot withstand the weight of the lighting without bending the grid components.
What is a dry line?
A dry line is a string line run from one end of the room to the other. It is an alternative to snapping chalk lines. In such cases where you need to snap a chalk line to align your cross tees, you may need to run a dry line if the cross tees fall between the floor joists instead of on a floor joist.
In which direction do my mains need to be installed?
The HG mains can be installed in either direction. If 2’x4′ troffer lights are being used, the mains should be installed parallel to the side of the light.
What tools do I need to install HG-Grid?
To completely install HG Grid, you will need the following tools:
- String or chalk line
- Drill with Phillips tip
- Tape measure
- Tin snips
- Utility knife
- 1” drywall screws
- Hanger wire & lag eyes