You won't, there is the carpet, then the pad, then the plywood, then at
least a 2x12, then the drywall on the ceiling below. There is NO WAY
that you could go through the ceiling below with anything less than a
That is crazy as hell. Sorry, but that is the only way to describe it.
You are on your own on this one. Good luck, you are going to need it.
Some of the lightweight that I have replaced was there longer than that.
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