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    I need a cheap solution (we have a lot of rooms to cover) for ceilings in the rooms of our haunt. Some areas of our building have low ceilings and we get some light bleed from other rooms. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     

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    I guess before anyone gives suggestions for ceilings. The important question is a safety one. How is your sprinkler system hooked in? If you put ceilings at the wall panel level, blocking your sprinklers is a big problem.


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    Quote Originally Posted by savageroad View Post
    I need a cheap solution (we have a lot of rooms to cover) for ceilings in the rooms of our haunt. Some areas of our building have low ceilings and we get some light bleed from other rooms. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Why do you need ceilings?
     

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    Sprinklers are not an issue with us, we are just under the square footage required for our city to enforce sprinklers. As I had mentioned in my first post we are getting some light bleed from other rooms in our rooms that we want dark and I want something overhead to create a sense of enclosure.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by savageroad View Post
    Sprinklers are not an issue with us, we are just under the square footage required for our city to enforce sprinklers. As I had mentioned in my first post we are getting some light bleed from other rooms in our rooms that we want dark and I want something overhead to create a sense of enclosure.
    What kind of wall panels are you using and just how bright are your bleed-over rooms? What kind of voltage are you running from the room lights?
     

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    We had a donation of huge rolls of thick brown paper that blocked the light perfectly the last 4 years.
    The rolls stood about 7 feet tall.
     

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    We used CAMBRIC (spelling...not sure!) last season in the back area of our haunt where the ceilings were much lower to hide . Our fire marshal was fine with it because cambric allows water/moisture to come through. But we also cut holes in the material and zip tied them where each sprinkler head was, which allowed full sprinkler action for safety.

    We found huge rolls of black cambric at a local family owned furniture store. For those of you who don't know what it is it's the material used for the underside of chairs, couches, etc.

    It's dirt cheap. Think we spent around $30-40 on a roll about 3' x 50'+ each time.

    Just have to find a local furniture place that will sell it to you!

    Definitely blocks out the light though.
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    the worst thing to use is paper or plastic that are not fire retardant,especially if the ceilings are low.
    We are required to lower our sprinkler heads when we put anything up for a ceiling.
    the best thing would be to just spray paint all your ceilings flat black, this will reduce 50% or more of the light bleed over from room to room.
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    Another solution is camo netting. They make it in all kinds of colors and fire retardant too.
     

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    Again I would ask "just how bright are these rooms", and why not just cover the few offending rooms (paying attention to sprinkler placement and so on)?
     

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