Perfect for a Ceiling Cat - Unfortunately
September 4, 2014 11:46 AM Subscribe
The metal ceiling grate/register immediately over the bed is precariously loose. The thought of this thing crashing down onto my head at night is... keeping me up at night. I need an adhesive - stat!
posted by nkknkk to Home & Garden (11 answers total)
The metal ceiling grate/register immediately over our bed is precariously loose and one side is dangling about 1/8" down. It appears that hole in the drywall was cut a LITTLE too big (long ago), so the screw on one side has almost nothing to grab onto, and now is just kinda resting there, against the rough drywall edge. This grate goes into the room's main heating/cooling duct, so air is pushing through there almost constantly.
The grate looks more or less like this
I want to firmly adhere the outside edge of the metal grate up onto that piece of ceiling drywall, so the screw situation becomes irrelevant. The edge of the grate is not flat - it has a bevel - so I think I need something like Silly Putty that can both adhere and conform to the shape, then harden. It does not need to be air-tight but it does need to be secure.
Do I want Sugru? Some kind of quick-dry epoxy? Caulk? Magic? Bonus if I can order whatever online ASAP or if it's easily available in an urban hardware store. Thanks!