Mike, Can you explain your concern for a suspended shop ceiling as a fire
hazard? I have used this method for over 30 years. What risk am I exposed
to ? For example today's real temp was 104 degrees outside so it was
perhaps 140+ degrees above the ceiling.
The fire hazard is in having an airspace above the ceiling.
If a fire starts, it can easily spread without your knowing.
Using fire resistant ceiling tiles helps, but ideally you
want a fire-resistant surface above too.
Don Dando wrote:
Not to be _too_ picky, but...
If there is a solid ceiling and an attic, the same thing is true. One
can't avoid all risks (and do anything, at least).
The only real concern I would have w/ the suspended ceiling would be
higher possibility of dust accumulation if don't have adequate dust
control in the shop or if were exhausting air into it as per the "open
plenum" design of many commercial office/retail buildings...
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