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How to Remove Tongue

After removing plaster and lathe on our walls, and replacing with sheetrock, the walls are now thinner, leaving a large gap along the length of the 1 1/2" hardwood floors. Some gaps will take a...
05-02-09, 01:51 PM
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Posted By Flyboy65

I like the idea of scoring the sheetrock and...

I like the idea of scoring the sheetrock and embedding the trim in it, however, how do you control the depth of the "bed" of sheetrock for the trim to lie in? Doesn't the rock just kinda crumble up?...
04-16-09, 03:57 PM
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Posted By Flyboy65

The reason I want to do this, is for when the...

The reason I want to do this, is for when the trim around the door goes back on...especially on the hinge side of the jambs. I can plane down the latch side of the jambs, no problem, but the hinge...
04-16-09, 03:43 PM
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Posted By Flyboy65

I forgot to mention the house was built in 1897. ...

I forgot to mention the house was built in 1897.

I don't know if the doors have been trimmed or not.

The reason the jambs are "out of whack" is because the wall thickness changed when we went...
04-16-09, 02:53 PM
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Posted By Flyboy65

New Jambs/Old Doors

We gutted and re-rocked our two bedrooms this winter. Now, the door jambs are all out of whack. (Previously plaster walls) It was suggested to just rip out the existing jambs and replace with new...
04-05-09, 02:18 PM
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Posted By Flyboy65

Thanks for the input. FYI...you all are talking...

Thanks for the input. FYI...you all are talking to someone who has had NO experience with plumbing...a little work with a kitchen sink, drain, and hoses, but that's about it.

Putting a "T" in the...
04-03-09, 03:50 PM
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Posted By Flyboy65

Drilling into Galvanized Pipe

I want to hook up the water line to our new fridge. I bought the kit, and it's a self tapping deal. I assume it's for copper pipe.

Can I drill a hole in the galvanized pipe for the saddle...
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Posted By Flyboy65

I'm soaking it all in. ;) Thanks!

I'm soaking it all in. ;)

Thanks!
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Posted By Flyboy65

I'm sure you're right. It takes some time to...

I'm sure you're right. It takes some time to learn this, and we have a LOT of painting ahead of us...basically our whole 1400 sq ft house...eventually!

Does the primer make much difference? It's...
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Posted By Flyboy65

I am using Promar 200 for the paint, and PrepRite...

I am using Promar 200 for the paint, and PrepRite 200 for the primer...but not in that order. :D

These are new sheetrock walls and ceilings, and have never been painted.

Looking closely at the...
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Posted By Flyboy65

Unhappy Disappointed in my Paint Job

Our upstairs was sheetrocked a few weeks ago. We bought Sherwin Williams primer and paint. We cut the corners with a brush and rolled one coat of primer. Then we cut the corners with an off white...
03-04-09, 06:39 PM
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Posted By Flyboy65

The walls have been shimmed, and are relatively...

The walls have been shimmed, and are relatively plumb. It's the doors and jambs that are out of whack. I plan on using a power planer on the high spots on the jambs, however, not sure what to do...
03-04-09, 04:05 PM
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Posted By Flyboy65

Uneven door and window jambs

We sheetrocked our 100+ year old house, and left the solid six panel doors in place. However, the jambs are terribly uneven, so that the top of a door jamb may extend an eighth of an inch or more,...
02-11-09, 03:45 PM
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Posted By Flyboy65

Yeah, it turns out there's a "bulge" above the...

Yeah, it turns out there's a "bulge" above the window, and they ended up breaking the sheet. They replaced it, and shimmed as best as they could. These are 100+ year old studs, and plasterers of...
02-11-09, 04:24 AM
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Posted By Flyboy65

Try this site: window on Flickr - Photo Sharing!...

Try this site: window on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3271949684/)
02-10-09, 07:03 PM
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Posted By Flyboy65

Bad rocking job?

Ok, whaddya all think of this shot? The window shot with two breaks really bugs me. It's a 12' sheet and I think they're trying to save $$$. Go to:...
01-25-09, 01:15 PM
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Posted By Flyboy65

Most corners should be no problem, but a couple...

Most corners should be no problem, but a couple are going to be tricky, since closets were added on the eave ends of the bedrooms AFTER everything had been plastered, so it's kind of funky in a few...
01-25-09, 01:12 PM
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Posted By Flyboy65

Yeah, we'll yank everything out. But at least I...

Yeah, we'll yank everything out. But at least I know everything works. I'll talk to the drywall contractor and see what he says. There are a lot of wires inside there, and also in the smoke...
01-25-09, 06:00 AM
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Posted By Flyboy65

Outlet Prepping for Drywall Installers

We gutted our upstairs down to the studs, and rewired the whole works. Being a first time diy'er, I just HAD to connect my electrical circuits to be sure we ran the wiring right.

My question...
01-25-09, 05:54 AM
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Posted By Flyboy65

Corner prepping for drywall installation

We've gutted our upstairs down to the studs, rewired, and are prepping for drywall installers.

The house was built in 1897, and some corners don't have nailers for drywall. Some I can nail studs...
01-19-09, 04:42 PM
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Posted By Flyboy65

Main Panel Ground Bars/Neutral bars

Is is okay to double up in these hole in the bars in our main panel? For some reason, they're all used up...I have two more circuits to connect. I have several slots for the breakers, but no more...
12-22-08, 05:07 PM
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Posted By Flyboy65

Yup...I'm finding that out. But, they look nice...

Yup...I'm finding that out. But, they look nice when you're done...:rolleyes:
12-20-08, 04:32 PM
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Posted By Flyboy65

Recessed Lighting

How do you keep warm air from infiltrating the attic from recessed light fixtures? The ones we bought are not "air tight", but IC. (Insulation Contact).

I had to cut open the second floor...
12-19-08, 03:56 AM
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Posted By Flyboy65

Lath ceiling vapor barrier

Something I never thought of before....we gutted the upstairs, and will be insulating soon. I didn't pull the lath from the ceiling because of the mess...cellulose in the joist cavities, and I found...
12-12-08, 02:54 PM
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Posted By Flyboy65

Sure...NOW you tell me! ;) All the boxes are...

Sure...NOW you tell me! ;) All the boxes are in...some are shimmed with lath, others aren't...I think it'll work out. I'm not sure if 12's will get up the stairs or not...do they make 1/2" ...
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