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08-11-16, 10:51 AM
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Posted By Thomas Cheevers

Thanks for everyone's replies, I want to say at...

Thanks for everyone's replies, I want to say at one point in time I may have heard of an energy audit, but I never knew what it was. Now that I know that's probably what I'll end up having to do. ...
08-11-16, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By Thomas Cheevers

Add insulation to old house attic?

I was told many years ago one of the floors with purchasing in old home is that it is very difficult to make it energy efficient, because you can't just do one thing, you have to do many things. My...
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Views: 1,010
Posted By Thomas Cheevers

The hardwood we liked went with the paneling...

The hardwood we liked went with the paneling well, just not the brick. That's why we didn't know if we should try to find one that went with both or paint the brick fireplace / entryway white.
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Views: 1,010
Posted By Thomas Cheevers

Painting my chimney?

My wife and I have made the decision to rip up this horrible color carper that the previous owners installed and go with hardwood floor. We have found one we believe to go really good with the wood...
01-02-14, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By Thomas Cheevers

more than 1 coat... didn't know that! that makes...

more than 1 coat... didn't know that! that makes so much sense now. thanks a bunch!
01-02-14, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By Thomas Cheevers

Taping and floating question

So my drywall is up and i've done the whole joint compound - tape - joint compound procedure. I've sanded it down but what i've see is... what looks like... air bubbles that formed inside of the...
11-18-13, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By Thomas Cheevers

Great. Thanks again. Now I know what to add to my...

Great. Thanks again. Now I know what to add to my list tomorrow when I head to Lowes :)
11-18-13, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By Thomas Cheevers

Thank you very much! The housewrap would be much...

Thank you very much! The housewrap would be much cheaper and easier :)

Few followup questions:
- If i used the housewrap tape will that hold long term against the masonry?
- If I was to use...
11-18-13, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By Thomas Cheevers

Moisture Barrier help

i'm remodeling an add-on to the house and two of the walls are brick. We want to put drywall up on those two walls so i'm building a wooden frame anchored into the brick. My question is, what should...
11-12-13, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 926
Posted By Thomas Cheevers

Thanks Gary. I needed to know that because I...

Thanks Gary. I needed to know that because I didn't think the glue side would be good for anything. It isn't being used as the subfloor, but being put on top of the concrete subfloor to help raise...
11-12-13, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 926
Posted By Thomas Cheevers

Raising subfloor question.

If you are assuming everything before the point of my question has been done properly... Long story short, if using OSB Sheathing:

7/16 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. OSB Sheathing-386081 at The Home Depot...
11-02-13, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 883
Posted By Thomas Cheevers

Hardieplank instead of Drywall?

I was thinking of using hardieplank for my ceiling instead of drywall. I first want to make sure this isn't a completely crazy idea (seen a few video's of people doing it and recommending it), but...
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By Thomas Cheevers

Hey Bridge, thanks for responding. Yea the wood...

Hey Bridge, thanks for responding. Yea the wood frame was a suggestion if a contract roofer came out to put metal panels on an existing shingle roof. I just didn't see the purpose though.

You...
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By Thomas Cheevers

Well, I probably haven't given enough...

Well, I probably haven't given enough information. Let me explain everything about the room.

The steel roof when constructed was not left as a sheet of metal with no support. I apologize, I didn't...
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By Thomas Cheevers

My band-aid roof needs to go.

Here is the long story short. I have an add-on room that was poorly constructed by a previous owner 30 years ago. They turned the patio, which used 8' galvanized steel roof panels, into an enclosed...
10-31-13, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,835
Posted By Thomas Cheevers

Bud: This is a remodel of a poorly done job...

Bud:

This is a remodel of a poorly done job making an add-on room. Essentially they made an enclosed patio with insulated walls and roof, leaving the thin steel roof used for the patio is the main...
10-30-13, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,835
Posted By Thomas Cheevers

If i placed the studs 16" apart instead of 24"...

If i placed the studs 16" apart instead of 24" would 1/2" drywall be ok? I just assumed to put the studs at 24", i'm not sure which is better.
10-30-13, 12:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,835
Posted By Thomas Cheevers

Hey guys, thanks for responding. The Home Depot...

Hey guys, thanks for responding. The Home Depot guy I was talking about saying you need to use adhesive is here:

How to Hang Drywall Ceilings - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_DOHEG21tk)...
10-29-13, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,835
Posted By Thomas Cheevers

Hanging drywall for the first time.

I've always been decent building with my hands. Redoing walls, putting up wood paneling, installing custom electrical (to code), etc. However, i've never put up drywall and lucky me my first time...
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