Maintenance Tips & Tricks – 1999 – #14

By Plant Engineering Staff September 1, 1999

Ceiling tile puller

Problem : Suspended ceilings make access to utilities easy because the tiles can be lifted out of the grid. But sometimes the tiles won’t drop back into place because of interference from suspension wires or light fixture clips.

Solution : Use a wine bottle corkscrew to grip the tile from below and pull it down into place. A corkscrew with lots of pitch works best.

Contributor : Vince Goodnough, Tennant Co., Minneapolis, MN; 612-540-1339

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