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09-21-10, 05:48 AM
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Posted By theIrish1

Interestingly, I received 2 emails last night...

Interestingly, I received 2 emails last night from him.. both for bids on additional work that we had talked about.

However, no response to the email and phone call regarding the drywall work.
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09-20-10, 07:11 PM
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Posted By theIrish1

I called and left a voicemail today, and also...

I called and left a voicemail today, and also sent an email. He usually responds to emails at night... so I'll let you guys know what he says.

If there were a few small things, and a corner or...
09-19-10, 08:56 PM
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Posted By theIrish1

This was the boss. Like I said, the are...

This was the boss.

Like I said, the are really close up pictures... so the amplify the "ugliness". But you know, some of these are in the landing/foyer of the basement, some are in the shower,...
09-19-10, 08:39 PM
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Posted By theIrish1

I put some pictures up on Flickr. Some of this...

I put some pictures up on Flickr. Some of this is uglier than I think I will be able to fix myself. I am not a drywall guy.

Most of these pictures are pretty close up, which makes them even...
09-18-10, 08:26 PM
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Posted By theIrish1

Given that everything is already primed.... would...

Given that everything is already primed.... would sanding it down and re-priming be ok?

My biggest concern is really the inside corners. Most of them look like crap.. but I'm worried about...
09-18-10, 11:54 AM
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Posted By theIrish1

Well guys, seems like this instance was a case of...

Well guys, seems like this instance was a case of "you get what you pay for".

The contractor showed up when scheduled, and worked without for 5 days (one man crew - though the first day was going...
09-04-10, 04:40 PM
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Posted By theIrish1

When it comes to the primer, I'm less concerned...

When it comes to the primer, I'm less concerned with finding the cheapest, and more concerned with a getting good covering, consistent, quality base for the paint.

I think I'm inclined to go with...
09-04-10, 08:44 AM
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Posted By theIrish1

Work is scheduled to start 9/13. I will take...

Work is scheduled to start 9/13. I will take some before and after pics and let you guys know how it goes and how it turns out.

Thanks for all of the opinions!

Irish
09-04-10, 08:20 AM
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Posted By theIrish1

Should I be looking at specific "Drywall Primer",...

Should I be looking at specific "Drywall Primer", or something like Zinsser 1-2-3? (Zinsser apparently has a Drywall specific primer as well).

I had been planning on either:

Premium Wall & Wood...
09-03-10, 05:17 PM
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Posted By theIrish1

Primer preferences?

For priming new drywall in a basement, would you recommend Sherwin Williams primer, or something like Kilz, or for that matter any of the big box store brands (Behr, Valspar, etc)?
09-03-10, 06:42 AM
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Posted By theIrish1

So.. the 4th guy was a "no show/no call" on the...

So.. the 4th guy was a "no show/no call" on the coming out for an estimate.

I heard back from the "low bid guy", he is going to amend the statement of work to explicitly state that the soffits are...
09-02-10, 10:48 AM
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Views: 5,464
Posted By theIrish1

marksr, Just so I'm sure we're both talking...

marksr,

Just so I'm sure we're both talking about the same thing...

The outside corners all have metal corner bead installed on them already. When I was asking about taping the corners and...
09-02-10, 08:34 AM
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Posted By theIrish1

In regards to the mesh tape, we are talking about...

In regards to the mesh tape, we are talking about the corners. I had assumed (I know, I know assuming ANYTHING is a mistake), anyway I had assumed paper on the seams and mesh on the corners. You...
09-02-10, 07:45 AM
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Views: 5,464
Posted By theIrish1

Ok so 3rd contractor came out this morning...

Ok so 3rd contractor came out this morning already, one more to go this afternoon.

The one that came out this morning quoted me $1600. He said that the bid did not include mesh taping the...
09-01-10, 07:58 PM
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Views: 5,464
Posted By theIrish1

I have two more guys coming out tomorrow to give...

I have two more guys coming out tomorrow to give bids, will make a decision after that.

I know the first was site unseen, but that still is a huge range. I too don't know what a two person crew...
09-01-10, 05:30 PM
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Posted By theIrish1

Drywall work bid advice

I am finishing my basement, I have the drywall up and the corner bead done. At this point I'm just looking for someone to mud and tape for me. So... I've called a couple of contractors to come out...
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Posted By theIrish1

The surround obviously wasn't there when the...

The surround obviously wasn't there when the rough was done. He never asked me what the finish material was going to be.... or how I was going to do the shower.

Here is a picture of the back of...
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Posted By theIrish1

Shower rough in question (valve placement)

I am doing a new bathroom in my basement. I hired a plumber to come in and run the copper, move the drain, etc.

The question is on the placement of the shower valve, not the vertical or...
11-18-09, 08:53 PM
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Views: 19,233
Posted By theIrish1

Yes, I had the home built... but I don't remember...

Yes, I had the home built... but I don't remember seeing any insulation at the foundation level outside. I remember them spraying the foundation with the black tar looking stuff... the next time I...
11-18-09, 08:32 PM
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Views: 19,233
Posted By theIrish1

Spackle, Yeah... looking back I would have...

Spackle,

Yeah... looking back I would have done the same thing had I given it forethought... using foamboard on the foundation, then the rest as mentioned.

Not much I can do about that now.
11-18-09, 10:07 AM
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Views: 19,233
Posted By theIrish1

Sheesh.. some scary stuff/opinions. I really...

Sheesh.. some scary stuff/opinions.

I really don't know what to do here. I don't see how I would be able to change anything and do it any more effectively at this point.

Code enforcer told me...
11-17-09, 10:25 PM
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Views: 19,233
Posted By theIrish1

So as I continue to mull this over (I have been...

So as I continue to mull this over (I have been out of town for several days)... let me add that I contacted the city building planning/code/inspection department and was told the following:

"I...
11-13-09, 07:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 19,233
Posted By theIrish1

Basement finish/insulation/vapor barrier question

I am in the processes of finishing my basement. The framing is done, inspections all passed, etc. So.. I'm on to insulating and drywalling.

I have already put unfaced insulation bats in all of...
09-10-09, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,226
Posted By theIrish1

This is all work that was done by the contractor...

This is all work that was done by the contractor that performed all the HVAC work when the house was built about 3 years ago... anyway, after dealing with this builder I could see them taking a low...
09-10-09, 12:25 PM
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Views: 1,226
Posted By theIrish1

Simple HVAC question...

I am finishing my basement, and as I starting putting up soffits around the HVAC supply and return I noticed a LARGE amount of air leakage specifically around joints between the round duct, collars...
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