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01-30-07, 12:17 PM
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Posted By bradleyfitz

My whole house is (well, was ... 50% to go) wood...

My whole house is (well, was ... 50% to go) wood panelling over drywall. If you do decide to remove the paneling, watch out, you could be in for more work than you bargained for. In two bedrooms,...
01-26-07, 11:55 AM
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Views: 9,545
Posted By bradleyfitz

I used to do the lipstick trick before I got my...

I used to do the lipstick trick before I got my rotozip / cut out tool. It works ok, but I found it a pain in the butt, plus you have to be careful not so smear the back of the drywall when placing...
09-25-06, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,280
Posted By bradleyfitz

A cutout tool can be a bit tricky at first. I...

A cutout tool can be a bit tricky at first. I suggest you practice on some scrap first!
09-20-06, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,420
Posted By bradleyfitz

I use a cut-out tool for cutting plaster. I...

I use a cut-out tool for cutting plaster. I think they are also called zip tools. With an appropriate bit, like a tile bit, it will do a very good job. You can set the depth according to how thick...
08-16-06, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 945
Posted By bradleyfitz

For small areas, I often use a sponge to blend in...

For small areas, I often use a sponge to blend in the small holes, followed by a light sanding (after it has dried, which does not take long).
07-31-06, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 12,808
Posted By bradleyfitz

When I did my chain link I made a bunch of...

When I did my chain link I made a bunch of rectangular bracing out of 1x. Two 1x lengths of about 2' with short pieces running perpendicular in the middle (cut to diameter of poles) to form a box. ...
07-18-06, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 12,303
Posted By bradleyfitz

Thanks for the info. I'll try EasySand for the...

Thanks for the info. I'll try EasySand for the plaster / drywall seam in the hallway and for the corners.
07-16-06, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 12,303
Posted By bradleyfitz

Blending plaster and drywall

I'm helping a friend reno his house, which is all lathe / plaster. Some of the walls were badly damaged by the electrician running new wiring, some of them are only partially badly damaged. The...
07-14-06, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,389
Posted By bradleyfitz

Assuming your neighbour wants them gone as well,...

Assuming your neighbour wants them gone as well, you could just cut them every year. I have a few sapling cedars that grow up out of the hedges between my neighbour and I, and I just cut them every...
07-14-06, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,467
Posted By bradleyfitz

The black stuff is an adhesive that was commonly...

The black stuff is an adhesive that was commonly used when putting up panelling. It's usually brittle enough that you can scrape it off using your mudding knife. I've always sanded and skim coated...
07-14-06, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,609
Posted By bradleyfitz

Thanks for the answers. In my house, a lot of...

Thanks for the answers. In my house, a lot of the floor boards run under the drywall, so I guess that's just the way the builder did it.

I'll have to read up on installing floors later, we're not...
07-13-06, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,609
Posted By bradleyfitz

walls before floor

I'm installing drywall for a friend and the hardwood floors aren't in yet. Normally, I leave about 1/2" gap between the floor and the bottom of the drywall. I caught myself yesterday after I...
06-01-06, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,564
Posted By bradleyfitz

Not a picture site, but this was the most helpful...

Not a picture site, but this was the most helpful resource I found when planning my landscape overhaul.

It contains links to about 100 free landscaping plans.
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05-09-06, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,225
Posted By bradleyfitz

I'll echo the above sentiment of get the survey...

I'll echo the above sentiment of get the survey done before moving the fence, as when you move it, you'll want to make sure it's in the right spot.

As far as digging up and re-using the existing...
04-28-06, 06:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,752
Posted By bradleyfitz

Thanks for all the replies. Since I did the...

Thanks for all the replies. Since I did the drywall, I know I screwed the corners.

I can no longer see the crack, so I think I'm going to try caulking it and see how that holds up over the years....
04-26-06, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 33,300
Posted By bradleyfitz

Frostline for Ontario is 4'. I've done a few...

Frostline for Ontario is 4'. I've done a few fences (three) and the minimum I've gone down in trouble spots (large stones) is 3'. All the fences have held up well, so I would say 3-4' will be fine,...
04-26-06, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,752
Posted By bradleyfitz

Corner mud cracked

A few months ago I was completely re-doing another room and was marvelling how good my mudding skills were getting. That being said, after my final coat dried, a fine crack developed for the entire...
03-27-06, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,724
Posted By bradleyfitz

By "aluminum" do you just mean chain link...

By "aluminum" do you just mean chain link fencing?

Chain link fencing is suitable for your application. A commercial grade fence is not required, unless you know your dogs are going to do...
02-27-06, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,872
Posted By bradleyfitz

I use a regular hedge trimmer. Never have...

I use a regular hedge trimmer. Never have problems catching the chain link fence .. and I would think it would be hard to do, unless you angled the trimmer for some reason instead of running it...
02-07-06, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,550
Posted By bradleyfitz

My entire house is (well, was, now is only...

My entire house is (well, was, now is only partially) finished in paneling over drywall. I feel your pain :)

I have used a utility knife to cut sections of panelling out (around wall mounted...
02-07-06, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,321
Posted By bradleyfitz

Thanks! I like to chime in with my experiences...

Thanks! I like to chime in with my experiences when I can.
02-06-06, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,321
Posted By bradleyfitz

It takes me, a novice DIY drywaller (I've done...

It takes me, a novice DIY drywaller (I've done three bedrooms, 8' ceilings, 150-200 sq ft) on average about 4-5 hours per coat of compound per room. The first coat takes a bit longer of course, but...
02-02-06, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,226
Posted By bradleyfitz

Your door jams may be out of whack with the new...

Your door jams may be out of whack with the new drywall as well.
01-31-06, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 979
Posted By bradleyfitz

Smoothing the mud with a sponge can work just as...

Smoothing the mud with a sponge can work just as well as sanding, with none of the mess!
01-25-06, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,234
Posted By bradleyfitz

If you're just building a vertical wall, that...

If you're just building a vertical wall, that should be fine.

If you're building a 45deg wall or overhanging wall, obviously there's more work involved, including framing, a kicker and backer...
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