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03-20-08, 02:13 PM
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Posted By vitalogic

I usually use a spray bottle on a mist setting to...

I usually use a spray bottle on a mist setting to wet the ceiling, and then a plastic scraper to remove the texture.
03-19-08, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 930
Posted By vitalogic

Just a note, don't put a vapor barrier up between...

Just a note, don't put a vapor barrier up between interior walls/ceilings. That would cause a sweating problem.
03-19-08, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By vitalogic

That doesn't look like a load bearing wall to me....

That doesn't look like a load bearing wall to me. There's no header there. What makes you think it's a load bearing wall?
03-18-08, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,246
Posted By vitalogic

I usually put some cardboard between the...

I usually put some cardboard between the temporary wall and the ceiling/floor(unless it's carpet) to avoid any additional scrapes.
03-17-08, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,088
Posted By vitalogic

Are you talking about a 16' high wall or a 16'...

Are you talking about a 16' high wall or a 16' long wall?

If it's 16' long, then I would stagger the joints on the plates (on the top and bottom).

If it's a 16' high wall that is not load...
03-13-08, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,007
Posted By vitalogic

If you're removing the bowed studs, and they...

If you're removing the bowed studs, and they already have electrical wire in them the easiest way it to unhook the wires in the plugs/switches (make sure the power is off first) and pull the wire out...
03-13-08, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,235
Posted By vitalogic

It is only on the wires, and it's only on those...

It is only on the wires, and it's only on those AL ones. There are some old copper ones that are fine. There's also nothing on the studs or drywall that indicate that there was a fire.
03-12-08, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,235
Posted By vitalogic

I wouldn't say it's greasy, more sticky than...

I wouldn't say it's greasy, more sticky than anything. It sort of balls up when I rub it off. But I'm not really sure what 30 year old grease would be like.

My initial concern was because it...
03-11-08, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,235
Posted By vitalogic

There was some signs of water coming through the...

There was some signs of water coming through the foundation in the basement, but this wall is on the main floor, and well away from anywhere that could leak. The roof was replaced recently, although...
03-11-08, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,235
Posted By vitalogic

Just to clarify I am pulling out the AL wiring, I...

Just to clarify I am pulling out the AL wiring, I was wondering if I should be pulling all the wiring in the house. Here are 2 pictures of it. In the second picture I've wiped off some of the film...
03-11-08, 01:02 PM
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Views: 1,235
Posted By vitalogic

Sorry for the confusion. It's on the outer sheath...

Sorry for the confusion. It's on the outer sheath of the wire, and it only seems to be on the side not again the stud. I'll post a picture when I get home from work.
03-11-08, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,235
Posted By vitalogic

Black film on aluminum wiring

I'm taking out an interior wall in a 1970's house, and when I opened up the drywall I noticed a brown/black film on the wiring about half way up the wall (the wiring near the outlets are white). It...
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