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07-02-19, 08:11 PM
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Posted By rayycy

XSleeper. Thank you so much for all your...

XSleeper. Thank you so much for all your thoughts and comments. I'm going to sleep on it before making a decision. Ultimately it's a shed, not a house, so some level of imperfection is acceptable....
07-02-19, 07:41 PM
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Views: 690
Posted By rayycy

How about placing noggings between the studs, be...

How about placing noggings between the studs, be it 2x3 or 2x4. Would that stabilize the warping? Cheers.
07-02-19, 07:19 PM
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Views: 690
Posted By rayycy

XSleeper, that's something I hadn't thought about...

XSleeper, that's something I hadn't thought about for sure. Would the warping be severe if I place 1/4" sheathing on the exterior side? I guess another option is to not split them into 2x3, but...
07-02-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By rayycy

10x10 shed framing using off-size lumber

Hi all. I'm planning out a new 10x10 shed. I have a stack of 2x6 dimensional lumbers left over from another project, about 45 pieces. I'm wondering if it's ok to split these 2x6 lumber into 2x3...
12-31-17, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By rayycy

Ya I've though about resilient channels too. But...

Ya I've though about resilient channels too. But thanks for the suggestion though.

The thing is that I understand fully I'm NOT going to be able to address noise issue with simply treating the...
12-31-17, 04:52 PM
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Views: 789
Posted By rayycy

Well XSleeper, I can't be sure when the popcorn...

Well XSleeper, I can't be sure when the popcorn ceiling was applied, but yes the house was built in the 70s. :(

I'm using the Green Glue for soundproofing purpose, not for adhesion. The new...
12-31-17, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By rayycy

Hi Joe I see what you are saying. I should...

Hi Joe

I see what you are saying. I should explain that I'm not just sticking roxul in a few patches. I'm going to open up 3 separate strips of ceiling that are perpendicular to the joists. The...
12-31-17, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By rayycy

Hey Pete The plan is to 1) cut out the...

Hey Pete
The plan is to
1) cut out the opening
2) lay the cabling
3) put the cut out drywalls back with minimal patching and sanding
4) add another layer of drywall to the entire ceiling
12-31-17, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By rayycy

Hi XSleeper. Really appreciate your insight. ...

Hi XSleeper. Really appreciate your insight. But stop tempting me with the hot tub idea! ;)

Anyway, what's the reason for you to suggest scraping off the popcorn first? I actually thought about...
12-31-17, 04:16 PM
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Views: 789
Posted By rayycy

Weight concern in adding an extra layer of drywall ceiling

Hi all

I'm routing some wiring for my home theater room that is 15' by 13'. The room is on the first floor with another bedroom above. The joists above the home theater room are 2x10s running...
10-21-17, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By rayycy

Great. I'll look into getting this buck-boost...

Great. I'll look into getting this buck-boost transformer. Thanks Astuff!
10-21-17, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By rayycy

Hello Astuff. Thanks for introducing me to that...

Hello Astuff. Thanks for introducing me to that device. A buck-boost transformer is something that I'm not really familiar with to tell the truth. What would be the advantage over the transformer...
10-20-17, 10:28 PM
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Views: 963
Posted By rayycy

Hello Pjmax and Astuff Thanks a lot for your...

Hello Pjmax and Astuff

Thanks a lot for your replies. 2000W was a general consensus on my type of machine. But to make sure, I dug the machine out. It actually is rated for 1460W. And Astuff,...
10-20-17, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By rayycy

Hacking a step up/down voltage converter?

Hi guys. My house runs on 120VAC, and I happen to need 110VAC for some Japanese electronics at around 2000W. I bought this from Amazon to accomplish the task:...
10-18-08, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,006
Posted By rayycy

ok thanks. My opening is 35" wide, so plenty of...

ok thanks.
My opening is 35" wide, so plenty of space to add additional studs. I'm installing the door at the top of the stairs, so there should be studs there behind the drywall already. Thank...
10-14-08, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,006
Posted By rayycy

how to install pre-hung door in a stairway?

Hi guys,

I'm wondering if there's an easy way to put a pre-hung door in a stairway. Will I actually have to cut out the drywall first? Or can I just attach the door to the studs through the...
07-30-08, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 851
Posted By rayycy

Planning a small kitchen. Need advise on wiring.

Howdy mates. I'm planning a small kitchen in my basement. And I definitely would like to get some advise on the wiring aspect. First of all a few notes on what I want to do.

The space is...
07-24-08, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,656
Posted By rayycy

Ok, after searching on homedepot website, I...

Ok, after searching on homedepot website, I found:
PL 400 Subfloor & Deck Adhesive...
07-24-08, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,656
Posted By rayycy

Hi Johnny, What I meant for the flooring...

Hi Johnny,

What I meant for the flooring adhesive is if they are ok to be used between the joist and the subfloor. 'Cuz someone suggested that I use constructrion adhesive as well as screws to...
07-23-08, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,656
Posted By rayycy

Ok, kind of a stupid question, but is thinset the...

Ok, kind of a stupid question, but is thinset the same as dry-set mortar?

Also, I checked Rona (the place where I bought my hardibacker). They don't seem to carry special screw for those. Am I...
07-22-08, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,656
Posted By rayycy

Yes, that's now definitely on my to-do list. ...

Yes, that's now definitely on my to-do list. Thank you for the thought Jaz.

And thank you Mark for your answers. I have a polymer-modified mortar from Rona (I'm Canadian). It was the more...
07-22-08, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,656
Posted By rayycy

Thanks for the quick reply Johnny. The old...

Thanks for the quick reply Johnny.

The old subfloor (the one directly on top of joists) were only held down by nails, which is why I was able to take them out without damaging them too much,...
07-22-08, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,656
Posted By rayycy

Question After sistering the joists for granite

Hi guys,

It was quite a while ago when I was told here that I need to sister the joists for my granite tiles. And man, it was hard as hell ripping up the existing flooring and laying down the...
02-23-08, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By rayycy

Ya, sounds like I do have to saw. I was hoping...

Ya, sounds like I do have to saw. I was hoping to avoid that. *sigh*
I was thinking if I can saw right on the center of the joist without touching the joist. But that would require very precise...
02-23-08, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By rayycy

Hi Indii, Unfortunately my basement ceiling...

Hi Indii,

Unfortunately my basement ceiling is not exposed. :( Looks like it's covered by drywall.
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