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Old 09-10-2007, 07:10 AM   #1
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September 10, 2007: Waterproof suspended ceiling



It's Neatorama collaboration Monday!



Today's entry is from a site called English Russia where they often find interesting items in Russian and translate them for the rest of the world's enjoyment.

Their entry suggests that many Russian suspended ceilings are like this. And frankly it's a fine idea, because I'm sure many of us are going to weigh in with stories of how the upstairs neighbor made a mistake and left us with an unintentional flood.



I know I have a story, and it's not the neighbors but bad plumbing that allowed the upstairs shower to drip greywater out of an electrical connection, ruining part of a ceiling.

(greywater: now there's a vocabulary word for ya.)



But that can't happen here. I can't imagine that every ceiling is set up this way...



It looks like you could get rid of the excess by putting something under the leak and poking it with a pin.

Check out our friends at Neatorama for more neato items all the time!
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Old 09-10-2007, 07:14 AM   #2
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Looks like boobs.
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Old 09-10-2007, 07:49 AM   #3
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I can't imagine the floor/ceiling can support that much weight!
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Old 09-10-2007, 08:47 AM   #4
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Looks like boobs.
And you know we are going to milk it for all it's worth!
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Old 09-10-2007, 09:08 AM   #5
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MMMMMMMM...ceiling tits.
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Old 09-10-2007, 09:27 AM   #6
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That's udderly fantastit!
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Old 09-10-2007, 09:44 AM   #7
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There's even a pearl necklace nestled in them!

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Old 09-10-2007, 09:49 AM   #8
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And you know we are going to milk it for all it's worth!
I wouldn't, if the stuff in those bowls is the result A most extreme case of mastitis at best. Can you get cabbage leaves that size?
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Old 09-10-2007, 11:50 AM   #9
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What the heck are their ceilings made of? The Sta-Puft Marshmallow Man?
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Old 09-10-2007, 12:02 PM   #10
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It looks to me like that is a least a 100 gallons of space and if that is 100 gallons of water that would be 700 lbs at the minimum. That is a lot of weight for whatever that its to hold. And how is the light fixture attached? Wouldn't water leak through what ever hole is cut in the ceiling for the light fixture?

Cool picture but this one is a little hard for me to swallow.
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Old 09-10-2007, 12:21 PM   #11
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Cool picture but this one is a little hard for me to swallow.
anything more than a mouthful....
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Old 09-10-2007, 08:00 PM   #12
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What the heck are their ceilings made of? The Sta-Puft Marshmallow Man?
Suspended ceilings like that are made of canvas fastened at the edges and painted with a lightweight paint. They used to be fairly common before the advent of sheet gyproc as they are a fairly low skill treatment. They are also much cheaper than say punched tin.
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Old 09-11-2007, 12:23 AM   #13
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And considerably more waterproof than punched tin.
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Old 09-11-2007, 02:08 AM   #14
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The 50ft woman living upstairs?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_..._50_Foot_Woman
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Old 09-11-2007, 03:49 PM   #15
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In that first picture, all the men are running out to look up her skirt.

All she's wearing is a sheet.
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