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04-24-09, 07:39 PM
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Posted By jamiedolan

HI; Here is the update, and answer to a...

HI;

Here is the update, and answer to a couple questions AJgeobiker (http://forum.doityourself.com/members/363595-ajgeobiker) asked about what how this worked. The Keenes did not make a good...
04-23-09, 10:30 AM
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Posted By jamiedolan

I am doing finish on that very wall this...

I am doing finish on that very wall this afternoon, lime is soaking right now. I will post photos on this site when that wall is done. no bonder on the base so we will see very shortly...
Jamie
04-21-09, 10:11 AM
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Views: 606
Posted By jamiedolan

HI; Thanks for your response. The total...

HI;

Thanks for your response. The total thickness of the plaster on this wall is 1/2" or more, it was thick to match up with existing plaster depth, but that old plaster was skim coated and it...
04-20-09, 09:26 AM
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Posted By jamiedolan

Joining in to a area that is feathered lower...

HI;

I'm not sure if what your speak above of in terms of joining really applies to what I need to do here or not, but this is my situation.

I've been working the base coat a bit more to make...
04-19-09, 12:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,972
Posted By jamiedolan

Yes, use any of the available KO's or drill your...

Yes, use any of the available KO's or drill your own, most clamps are rated for a max of 2 cables.

Jamie
04-19-09, 12:32 PM
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Posted By jamiedolan

Honestly the more I look, I think there is more...

Honestly the more I look, I think there is more bad work out there than good. If you look at other peoples work you can find someone that did just about anything, even professionals. I've been...
04-19-09, 12:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,972
Posted By jamiedolan

Or run a piece of conduit to a more accessible...

Or run a piece of conduit to a more accessible location if that is possiable and just terminate it in a 4x4. You could use FMC or even the blue smurf for this. Makes it very easy to access your...
04-19-09, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 871
Posted By jamiedolan

Check out the Mannington Adura line, I think they...

Check out the Mannington Adura line, I think they have a groutable product like your talking about. I've heard good things about the Adura line.

Jamie
04-19-09, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 835
Posted By jamiedolan

I don't think tiles over drywall are that great...

I don't think tiles over drywall are that great of an idea, like others mentioned you might be ok if it doesn't see much water, but if it does, drywall likes to wick-up water. In older homes, I have...
04-19-09, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,194
Posted By jamiedolan

I must have simply gotten a tile that was not...

I must have simply gotten a tile that was not slip resistant at all, so I will be very cautious in the future to check that out before I purchase. In one room is Konecto Prestige which has very good...
04-19-09, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,194
Posted By jamiedolan

Hi again, I was just reading through this...

Hi again,

I was just reading through this thread again, and saw the above comments from you which are helpful. I am concerned about height, as I don't want my transitions to my other rooms to...
04-18-09, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,194
Posted By jamiedolan

Do Ceramic end up being slippery in the kitchen? ...

Do Ceramic end up being slippery in the kitchen? Or is that not a problem with higher end tiles? My limited experience with floor tiles is that they are very very slippery when wet. (The ones I...
04-18-09, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,377
Posted By jamiedolan

NPT standard threads should work as suggested. ...

NPT standard threads should work as suggested. Many hardware stores have a thread cutter and will put threads on your own pipe for a couple bucks. i.e. cut a piece of scrap pipe to size, and have...
04-18-09, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,270
Posted By jamiedolan

Sure it's possiable there is a bad breaker... ...

Sure it's possiable there is a bad breaker... But breakers in consumer panels are not digital, they don't trip instantly at the rating, i.e. 15A or 20A. A 20A breaker that is working perfectly fine...
04-16-09, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,017
Posted By jamiedolan

HI; Thanks for taking a look at the photos. I...

HI;
Thanks for taking a look at the photos. I decide to mix up some Keenes and Lime and apply it to a test board with a Kal-Kote base on it. (to see how it adhered and to see how well I could...
04-16-09, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,032
Posted By jamiedolan

Depends on how well they were wired in the first...

Depends on how well they were wired in the first place. If it's a mess, (wrong size boxes, wires too short, etc) it could take quite a while to get it right. But most likely, it would be well under...
04-15-09, 08:58 PM
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Views: 1,017
Posted By jamiedolan

It's pretty darn hard, this Kal-kote seems to get...

It's pretty darn hard, this Kal-kote seems to get pretty hard, I try a few other areas in a second and see if I can scratch any of it. Edit: In some areas I can make a very tiny scratch with heavy...
04-15-09, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,017
Posted By jamiedolan

HI It's not real smooth, I didn't trowel it...

HI

It's not real smooth, I didn't trowel it out with water, just with the plaster. I will go take a few close up photos right now and post them.

Thanks
Jamie
04-15-09, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,017
Posted By jamiedolan

Brown coat Mistake - I think

HI;

Well, I made some good progress today, but I think I made a mistake. I got the ceiling worked out pretty nice and flat overall with base coat.

I didn't get the ceiling brushed out before...
04-15-09, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,852
Posted By jamiedolan

Thank you, Now I see exactly what you mean about...

Thank you, Now I see exactly what you mean about the dry plaster sucking the moisture out of the new coat. I just posted a new message in this forum with some photos of how the base coat is looking....
04-15-09, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 728
Posted By jamiedolan

Smile How does this base / brown coat look?

HI;

Included are a few shots of the basecoat. I have more areas pretty true, Visually they look good, I do see a little variation in some areas with the 6' darby (the store called it a darby, but...
04-12-09, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,852
Posted By jamiedolan

Thank you for all the information. In much of...

Thank you for all the information. In much of the Kitchen, where you saw the photos of the large area I patched (blue ceiling), I put plaster weld over this entire ceiling on Thursday morning, then...
04-11-09, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,852
Posted By jamiedolan

Plaster Misc Questions

Hello;

Does it matter how long plaster sits between coats, i.e. Scratch to brown to finish, is it ok if it sits a few days between coats as long as it is keyed, will the next coat just grab into...
04-02-09, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,593
Posted By jamiedolan

HI, Thanks for your response. I did plaster...

HI,

Thanks for your response. I did plaster bond everything, all the edges and everything. I rolled it, then went back and cut into all the little edges and cracks with plaster bonder.

I...
04-01-09, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,407
Posted By jamiedolan

Base coat with Veneer plaster

HI;

I did a base coat of veneer plaster on this wall that had some patching on it. I used Kal-coat Veneer base. I troweled it out very thin, about 1/16". I've never worker anywhere near that...
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