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09-16-16, 02:37 PM
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Ceiling drywall edge support question

Hello,

I removed a soffit above a stand up shower in my bathroom. The replacement piece of drywall is 3'x4'. 2 sides of the drywall do not have joists above where the edges go. The builders put a...
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Posted By ipman

It is already in my basement. I want to move it...

It is already in my basement. I want to move it into the crawlspace because its taking up so much room in my basement. These are old school wood strips. some of them are like 12 feet long, its...
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Views: 725
Posted By ipman

Safe to store reclaimed hardwood floor in crawlspace?

Hello all,

I removed some 5/16" thick hardwood strip flooring from my mom's house a number of years ago. I've been saving it to install in my house but probably will not have the opportunity for...
05-12-16, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By ipman

Thank you everyone. The 25 character limit is...

Thank you everyone. The 25 character limit is making me type more stuff. :D
05-12-16, 03:26 PM
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Views: 825
Posted By ipman

The perimeter already has 2x4 framing. The holes...

The perimeter already has 2x4 framing. The holes are ~16x24" if you don't count the perimeter framing.
05-12-16, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By ipman

Wall A/C: covering hole with drywall

Hello all,

I need to install two pieces of drywall to cover up holes from wall air conditioners. One hole is 18.5"x26.5" and one is 19"x28.5". Will there be any issue installing 1/2" drywall with...
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Views: 860
Posted By ipman

I only have a gallon of gardz. I don't know where...

I only have a gallon of gardz. I don't know where to purchase it locally and it cost me a decent amount of money to have shipped to me.

marksr, I already have the Sherwin Williams Drywall primer....
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Views: 860
Posted By ipman

Primer Recommendation for Skim Coat over damaged walls

Hello all,

My hallway walls have paint that are peeling in a lot of places. I am having someone scrape all the loose paint off, wash the walls, then seal the areas that peeled with Zinsser Gardz....
06-10-15, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,538
Posted By ipman

Ok so I may have determined the cause.... I...

Ok so I may have determined the cause....

I asked my wife if she was using the vacuum cleaner today and she said yes she did and then she tried turning the wall unit air conditioner on (the one...
06-10-15, 05:52 PM
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Views: 2,538
Posted By ipman

I ended up replacing all off the copper clad...

I ended up replacing all off the copper clad aluminum wiring with copper. I have had an AFCI (Murray AFCI in Murray panel) on this room's circuit for a couple of years. It has started tripping once...
04-03-15, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,538
Posted By ipman

How about my idea to use the Leviton outlet if...

How about my idea to use the Leviton outlet if its rated for CCA and then use a green ground screw to ground the CCA ground separately from the copper? I would not have to use any AlumiConns in this...
04-03-15, 06:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,538
Posted By ipman

King Innovation got back to me and said their...

King Innovation got back to me and said their AlumiConn product is NOT rated for CCA....
04-02-15, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,538
Posted By ipman

Yes I've read several articles already. I...

Yes I've read several articles already. I actually read the article linked by Ray before I posted but I don't see a lot of conclusive statements online about what to actually use. I've ripped out...
04-02-15, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,538
Posted By ipman

That article says CCA is safe to leave in place....

That article says CCA is safe to leave in place. Does that mean I can use copper clad aluminum wiring with standard wire nuts and outlets from the big box store?
04-02-15, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,538
Posted By ipman

Copper Clad Aluminum Wiring

Hello all,

I am in the process of replacing the outlets in my family room and noticed several of them have copper clad aluminum wiring. So far what I've noticed is that the hot, neutral, ground of...
Replies: 5
Views: 8,278
Posted By ipman

Was your 60W light bulb over a standard shower...

Was your 60W light bulb over a standard shower tub?

I plan to have lighting at the vanity mirrors. One already has about 150-200 watts above the vanity over a double sink size cabinet.

Maybe I...
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Views: 8,278
Posted By ipman

Does anyone have any thoughts?

Does anyone have any thoughts?
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Views: 8,278
Posted By ipman

What size/wattage light bulb for showers?

Hello,

I am planning on adding a recessed light (damp rated) above the shower in two different bathrooms in my house.

One of the bathrooms is a standard size looking tub roughly 6 feet long and...
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Views: 4,656
Posted By ipman

Can I just get rid of the frieze board and repair...

Can I just get rid of the frieze board and repair the bricks? Most of the house has the siding above the bricks as you can see on the side of the house in the picture. I don't see why there is a few...
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Views: 4,656
Posted By ipman

Is there a reason there is flashing in front of...

Is there a reason there is flashing in front of the bricks? Can I remove the flashing and repair/remortar the bricks? Does there need to be caulk between the top course of bricks and the plywood for...
Replies: 10
Views: 4,656
Posted By ipman

Here are more pictures. Note that the side...

Here are more pictures. Note that the side flashing fell off in the wind recently. :eek:

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Views: 4,656
Posted By ipman

Brick mortar looks wet in one part of wall after hard rain

Do you guys know whats could be going on with the mortar in this one section of wall? Thank you.

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Views: 863
Posted By ipman

This is an interesting thread. Maybe the plumbing...

This is an interesting thread. Maybe the plumbing fixtures are nice antiques? How did you make out Kay?
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By ipman

I painted the ceiling and it looks good. I think...

I painted the ceiling and it looks good. I think sponging down the primed areas bubbled up the bad spots and then when I sanded it smooth the issue went away. I just painted and kept painting and...
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By ipman

He was alleging that the Harmony plastic buckets...

He was alleging that the Harmony plastic buckets were recycled/eco friendly and they were breaking down. I have not had any issues with Harmony Primer, its my default primer... but I've had bad...
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