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04-13-09, 09:13 AM
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Posted By randy63

This No-Coat or Ultraflex drywall tape is a bit...

This No-Coat or Ultraflex drywall tape is a bit expensive but it sure is a great procuct for different degree and bad angles.

Drywall Corner Tape 75 feet to 300 feet Product Info and Reviews |...
03-30-09, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,689
Posted By randy63

When doing this finish you should be troweling it...

When doing this finish you should be troweling it on a 45 % angle unless its a very small area. You also float it on a 45 % angle.
03-30-09, 03:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,106
Posted By randy63

Its not too heavy....Theres no problem as long as...

Its not too heavy....Theres no problem as long as the joists are on 16'' centers.
03-30-09, 03:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,069
Posted By randy63

You can buy a small plastic template thats made...

You can buy a small plastic template thats made for traceing then cutting different mitres for bullnose drywall beads. Just pencil it on the bead and follow that. Most drywall & building centers have...
11-27-08, 05:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 938
Posted By randy63

Electricians use drill bits a foot long or longer...

Electricians use drill bits a foot long or longer to make there holes & access spots the drill will not go into.

If you get a longer bit.....
11-26-08, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 920
Posted By randy63

You would think it would be for the vanity sink...

You would think it would be for the vanity sink drain to vent to & not the toilet ?
The toilet if already roughed in should already be hooked up to the vent stack.
11-25-08, 05:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 13,566
Posted By randy63

You are welcome but just think about this for a...

You are welcome but just think about this for a minute.

#1 Rule-Safety always comes first.
#2-Rule - Go by Building codes and make sure inspections are done.

I think you are adding fuel to a...
11-24-08, 01:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 13,566
Posted By randy63

You could also use steel resilient channeling on...

You could also use steel resilient channeling on the walls and cieling. Useing 1 '' fine screws for hanging the board on 1/2 '' drywall.Then you can stand up your wall sheet's with no butt end's and...
11-24-08, 01:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,237
Posted By randy63

If you had 2 ...10 or 12 '' wide blocks dry...

If you had 2 ...10 or 12 '' wide blocks dry stacked , there 8'' high that gives you 16'', You could Dig your footing down a bit more than 25 '' from the beam & fill up the footing to an prox height...
11-22-08, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,237
Posted By randy63

The ground if its an old house and crawlspace has...

The ground if its an old house and crawlspace has probally settled forever.

Id just dig a hole aprox 2ft square, no less than 8'' deep & depending on the height how you want to do your pier if...
11-04-08, 04:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 883
Posted By randy63

There should be a Check Valve where the water...

There should be a Check Valve where the water first leaves the pump to stop the water from entering back into the pump.

You can get a rubber clamp type one that you dont glue.Make sure its...
10-29-08, 05:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,801
Posted By randy63

The corner bead your thinking of Marksr is called...

The corner bead your thinking of Marksr is called a Half Bead here. He could fit 2 in to make an expansion joint.

Where they sell stucco products, thats where you will find expansion joints. There...
10-23-08, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,722
Posted By randy63

The board with fibers thats easily breakable by...

The board with fibers thats easily breakable by hand but not when its on the wall or ceiling is called Fiberboard. Its used in high moisture areas, indoor swimming pools , garages.

Soundproof...
10-17-08, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,912
Posted By randy63

I find scratching through plaster it is alot...

I find scratching through plaster it is alot easier than trying to cut through it with a knife. I would make a template with a thin piece of wood like a 1x2 about a foot long and find your centre in...
10-12-08, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,836
Posted By randy63

Whats in the texture shown is terranox, your...

Whats in the texture shown is terranox, your ordinary spray texture mixed with LW j/C. You'd apply the base coat first then texture it the next day. It looks like a 6'' putty knife was used on this...
10-06-08, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,549
Posted By randy63

To fill in the gaps use a sandable setting...

To fill in the gaps use a sandable setting compound, a 90 or 45 minute set that you mix with water.
When it sets and gets hard , you would scrap it if it protrudes out past the wall angle right away...
10-06-08, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,549
Posted By randy63

What you need are shems to straighten it out. ...

What you need are shems to straighten it out.
The type of shems you need can be cut at your local lumber store & are made from cut up mahogany door skins or you can cut your own with a skill or...
10-06-08, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,686
Posted By randy63

There should be a folded batt of insulation in...

There should be a folded batt of insulation in those cavities right now. If there isnt, they should be put in all the lookouts after your vents are installed to keep the blown in insulation from...
10-06-08, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,502
Posted By randy63

yes pull off the cornerbead.that has a build up...

yes pull off the cornerbead.that has a build up of drywall mud.you can add the framing and shim the drywall to make it closer or scrape as much of the old drywall mud so it's not causing a hump.don't...
10-03-08, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,934
Posted By randy63

I think the vent might be condensateing a bit....

I think the vent might be condensateing a bit. Does it usually happen in the winter ? When it starts getting cold out soon, watch for condensation forming on the sides of the vent. If it starts to...
09-13-08, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,373
Posted By randy63

Make sure that you scrape down the setting...

Make sure that you scrape down the setting compound when it hardens or drys a bit to clean up any chunks or edges or humps left after it sometimes expands out of the seams or when it runs out of a...
09-13-08, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,834
Posted By randy63

You sure there not 2x8's ? I cant imagine 2x6's...

You sure there not 2x8's ? I cant imagine 2x6's even in an older home.
Is there any bridgeing between the joists ? That would help strengthen it up somewhat.

If the drywall wasnt up or if you...
08-27-08, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 873
Posted By randy63

Thankyou for your response Gunguy45. The...

Thankyou for your response Gunguy45.

The noseing I am thinking of capping it with oak and returning it to the tiled riser and also butting it against the tread a bit, with the tile on the tread...
08-27-08, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 873
Posted By randy63

Tileing Staircases

Would anyone recommend tileing an entire staircase ? The staircase is now carpeted and a friend is thinking of tileing it now. I think wood would be better than tile.

Any advice would be...
08-27-08, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,140
Posted By randy63

Do you mean like a stain and it keeps bleeding...

Do you mean like a stain and it keeps bleeding through the texture ? Maybe a dingy yellow colour in spots ? If so then there might of been previous water damage to the ceiling.

If so then it needs...
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