Basement ceiling demolition

Three friends help me demolish half of the basement ceiling. ($58.79)

We discover more hazardous and illegal wiring and a gas shut-off valve that is illegally situated.

This telephone jack was orphaned behind ceiling drywall.

These wires were spliced without a junction box and covered with drywall.

This metal junction box and another splice that is missing a junction box were both covered with drywall.

Not only was it wedged up against a joist, but this gas shut-off valve was covered with drywall!

Air vents are meant to stem off the main trunk with smaller ducts leading to the outer edges of a room.

Instead, the flippers cut a huge hole directly into the main air duct in the center of the room.

They framed it into the ceiling with paint stir sticks and Liquid Nails.