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Garage Drop Ceiling

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This is kind of like the "Endless hallways" ceiling discussion thread.

I have built a drop ceiling frame (see link) and now pondering on how to cover it.

I have a roll of 20"x100" Black Plastic (easier to store but I bet it sags), I have a black 10x20ft EZ Pop Up Canopy Top Replacement (it's complicated), but also have my eye on Home Depot 10-Pack 4'x8' Corrugated Plastic Sheet for $140 (less sag but takes more storage space and have to paint it because the other colors are 2 times more expensive.).

Any one have any experience with the Home Depot Corrugated Plastic Sheets or have any other ideas?

I expect Kindo to recommend foam, bfjou812 to "make" me buy a new tool, and J-Man to suggest something that involves an oscilloscope :)

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I screwed up and posted inches instead of feet. HDX 20 ft. x 100 ft.black 6 mil plastic sheeting is what I'm trying first. I have most of a roll left over from a painting project.

I look at the corrugated plastic sheet aka plastic cardboard every time I go to HD. I have been building wooded prop storage boxes. Plastic cardboard would be much lighter. I wish Sterilite made huge prop size boxes.
A cold front has moved into North Texas and the temperature has dropped to the upper 90s which is the perfect temperature to resume playing around with this. Snap Clamps look promising. I wish Spider Hill had 1/2" pvc and emt fittings and arm and leg shaped pool noodles.

Orgarob is absolutely right that non-perfect looking stuff tends to work best. I'm starting to get interested in the black and red paint splatters on my canvas drop cloths.

I keep hoping that kindo will send me some "pity panels".

Side note: My drop ceiling has imprisoned my lawn trimmer. Oops!

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follow up: Plastic Sheet and Snap Clamps worked great! Took about 15 minutes to set up a proof of concept (see bottom of link). Parked in it overnight.
note: I can't find black 1/2" Snap Clamps. Green and white is all I can find. I will be painting or dyeing them.

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