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12-28-10, 10:21 AM
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I like the idea of screwing the circular saw...

I like the idea of screwing the circular saw guide to the wall. Only one other thing to add, you might want to mask and poly the lower wall (to protect it from dust and mud) prior to drywalling the...
12-13-10, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,426
Posted By spackle

20 years old? That's a nice accomplishment. ...

20 years old? That's a nice accomplishment. Excellent job. Looks very professional.
11-29-10, 10:38 AM
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Views: 1,451
Posted By spackle

Here's one suggestion, may not be the best...

Here's one suggestion, may not be the best though. Assuming the door is 30". For the first maybe 36" of the new wall, vertically secure 1" treated furring strips at about 12" centers. Between the...
11-19-10, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,188
Posted By spackle

You said the basement is getting cold this time...

You said the basement is getting cold this time of year. Is there adequate HVAC? If not, insulating alone may not make a noticeable temperature difference.
06-29-10, 10:29 AM
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Views: 1,573
Posted By spackle

I see what you're saying. I had a similar...

I see what you're saying. I had a similar situation with a continuous knee wall. Concrete foundation came up 4', and framed from that point up. I sheet rocked over the framed portion, then built a...
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Views: 1,928
Posted By spackle

Jeff, another good use for that taping knife is...

Jeff, another good use for that taping knife is on carpeted stairs where you have no wood trim between the carpet and the wall. Plunge the knife down between the wall and carpet, pry the carpet back...
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Views: 1,928
Posted By spackle

I agree that cutting free hand without tape saves...

I agree that cutting free hand without tape saves a ton of time and results in a much better finish. Tape gives you that false sense of security which ends up in paint bleeding behind the tape,...
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Views: 2,134
Posted By spackle

The SW product worked out very well for my living...

The SW product worked out very well for my living room and office. 5 gallons - I was very happy with the application and finished results. Not long before a pro walks through the door? I kind of...
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Views: 2,134
Posted By spackle

Our HD store has a board with all of the...

Our HD store has a board with all of the offerings. Gloss on one end, flat on the other. The next gloss level up from flat is what they call flat enamel. And it does have a slight sheen to it. ...
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Views: 2,134
Posted By spackle

Thanks for all the great advise. I think I'm...

Thanks for all the great advise. I think I'm going to go with SW based on the positive references. Ordering will be easy, I got their color number. And their store is on my way home.

Back on...
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Views: 2,134
Posted By spackle

That is really good advice Marksr. Thank you. ...

That is really good advice Marksr. Thank you. I'll always lean towards the top of the line with any manufacturer. I believe you get what you pay for. The major investment is one's time and I've...
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Views: 2,134
Posted By spackle

Sherwin Williams

My wife and I are working with an interior decorator on our main floor living room, office, kitchen and dining area. We finalized our color selections using the ID's Sherwin Williams palette. SW...
02-04-10, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,828
Posted By spackle

After a rough idea, I mapped out actual walls on...

After a rough idea, I mapped out actual walls on the floor with blue painters tape. Leaving breaks for doors. Navigate the area to make sure the flow is right. Mimic activities. If there is a...
02-04-10, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,529
Posted By spackle

If your studs are 96", two plates will only get...

If your studs are 96", two plates will only get you to 99", not 100". I like Pulpo's idea. Go with two bottom plates, the first one being pressure treated. But with 3 plates, your max wall height...
02-04-10, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 791
Posted By spackle

Are there any air returns in the space in...

Are there any air returns in the space in question?
02-01-10, 10:45 AM
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Views: 21,256
Posted By spackle

The cheapest and best solution is to get a dog.

The cheapest and best solution is to get a dog.
01-27-10, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,634
Posted By spackle

My experience with the inspections was very...

My experience with the inspections was very productive and helpful. I had to make corrections to fire blocking which is priceless advice and I used a non fire rated coaxial cable for cable t.v....
01-26-10, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,634
Posted By spackle

My basement finish took 2 years. Schedule was...

My basement finish took 2 years. Schedule was dictated by available funds. I didn't want to borrow any money. I almost ran into a problem at the back end. And that was to get all of the...
01-14-10, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,577
Posted By spackle

I live in the midwest and went with carpeting...

I live in the midwest and went with carpeting right on concrete and it is fine. Actually we went with a good quality mildew resistant pad first. Are you planning to pull any permits. Without...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,050
Posted By spackle

Play table

This past year, I wanted a Lego table and my son wanted a Thomas the Tank Engine play table. Santa had to get creative and put his amateur carpentry skills to good use.

The table turned out...
11-20-09, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,237
Posted By spackle

I think he is referring to what would be the...

I think he is referring to what would be the recessed box in a finished laundry room that contains the hot/cold water hook up along with the drain for washing machine. If water lines are copper, I...
11-18-09, 07:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,846
Posted By spackle

I think you're going to be okay. Did you build...

I think you're going to be okay. Did you build your own home? Did you notice if they put insulation over the exterior foundation. Mine was a thick yellow foam board with foil back. I bought a...
11-18-09, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,846
Posted By spackle

I agreed with Bud because after reading his...

I agreed with Bud because after reading his recommended study, I was convinced that the same strategy doesn't work in all applications. And I still agree with that statement. However, I am...
11-14-09, 08:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,846
Posted By spackle

Bud, I would have to say that that is one very...

Bud, I would have to say that that is one very informative, current, and valuable summary. Dated August of this year, makes you wonder if contractors and building inspectors keep up with speed with...
11-13-09, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,846
Posted By spackle

your basement is now a conditioned space. i...

your basement is now a conditioned space. i would put up a vapor barrier. a vapor barrier should be between the conditioned space (your living quarters) and the unconditioned space (your...
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