Thank you very much for your information! If you want to see my progress on my kitchen remodel, you can see it at http://home.earthlink.net/~ratkity
I didn't get any pictures of the "nice" dropped ceiling before I took it down or what was underneath it (smoke damaged). I also didn't mention the plumbing disaster we fixed as well. Flared copper up thru the outside walls to a sink basin located on the landing of the steps to a cape cod room (the person also tapped into the vent pipe as a drain). Nothing is ever easy, is it?