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07-21-08, 12:10 PM
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Posted By kylawyer

corner problem

Hey gang, long time do it yourselfer who is helping a friend remodel his bathroom. His new wife decided she wanted a full tile shower. So we did all the pre-tiling work, pre slope base, liner, deck...
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Posted By kylawyer

Persistent leak around window

I am not sure if this belongs here or under the "Walls" thread. So if I am wrong if a moderator can let me know and I'll move it.

Anyway, I have a small but persistent leak around a window in my...
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Views: 1,519
Posted By kylawyer

I do have a 3 inch pvc pipe going outside, but I...

I do have a 3 inch pvc pipe going outside, but I thought this was just a vent for the gae fired furnace. The water heater is electric.

If the pipe is for both then am I ok for combustion air?
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Views: 1,519
Posted By kylawyer

Cold Air Return Question

I am just finishing up the last of a year and a half basement finishing project and down to the last details.

I have built in the mechanical room area that holds the hvac system. There is a...
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Views: 1,767
Posted By kylawyer

Best primer and sealant for new drywall

I am finishing up a basement project and need some advice on a primer and sealer for the walls and ceiling. What is the best primer and sealant to use? I know if you do not use a good sealer, then...
08-23-07, 05:37 PM
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Views: 13,842
Posted By kylawyer

Baseboards before tile?

I am putting tile in a bathroom in a new basement construction. I have forgotten the order on the trim. I seem to remember you put the baseboards in then lay down the ceramic tile, leaving a quarter...
07-08-07, 12:00 PM
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Views: 994
Posted By kylawyer

cabinets on the concrete floor or tile?

Question on my never ending basement building project. I am insltalling cabinets for a wet bar. The area will have a tile floor. My questions is, do i place the cabinets on the floor then tile up to...
07-08-07, 11:31 AM
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Views: 861
Posted By kylawyer

cabinets on the concrete floor or tile?

Question on my never ending basement building project. I am insltalling cabinets for a wet bar. The area will have a tile floor. My questions is, do i place the cabinets on the floor then tile up to...
06-03-07, 05:38 PM
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Views: 671
Posted By kylawyer

help with finishing

Hey folks, need some advice. i am now over a year into my basement finishing project, which has entailed finish about 1200 sq. ft. on a walk out, all by myself.

Anyway, I am now in the drywall...
04-07-07, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 782
Posted By kylawyer

Thanks for all the replies. Based on what I read...

Thanks for all the replies. Based on what I read here, I decided to add another stud 4 inches out and I'll just trim out the entry way consistent with the other doorways in the basement.

Thanks...
04-03-07, 06:29 PM
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Views: 782
Posted By kylawyer

Will this work?

I am finishing out my basement and at the bottom of the stairs, there is an opening that goes into a hallway. The wall on the left side of the stairwell is pretty flush with the opening. I would...
04-01-07, 09:10 PM
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Views: 6,793
Posted By kylawyer

Well tight, seeing as this is the last time I do...

Well tight, seeing as this is the last time I do any drywall work, you can come over and get alll my scraps. Have some nice pieces too, like a 70" piece I cant find a use for. Of course when I...
04-01-07, 05:32 PM
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Views: 6,793
Posted By kylawyer

I was afraid you'd say that. So I went to cut...

I was afraid you'd say that. So I went to cut another sheet and in my over tired and wound up cutting the second piece wrong. Third time is the charm but it stinks to flush 25 bucks worth of sheet...
04-01-07, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,793
Posted By kylawyer

brown paper side of drywall

I was hanging a ceiling drywall piece that was not square and cut it backwards. Instead of having to cut a new piece, can I just turn the board over and hang it with the brown paper side exposed for...
03-28-07, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 888
Posted By kylawyer

Need help with taping and mudding corners

I need help with taping and mudding corners, particularly insode corners. Do i need a corner knife? i am having trouble figuring out how to get each side smooth on the run without screwing up the...
03-28-07, 06:20 PM
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Views: 5,664
Posted By kylawyer

I was told to just run the drywall up to the edge...

I was told to just run the drywall up to the edge of the tub flange and just use hot mud to fill between the edge of the drywall and the tub edge.
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Views: 1,304
Posted By kylawyer

Does it matter where cold air return connects

i am trying to add a cold air return in the family room area of my basement project. The eassiet way is to run it straight into the hvac system cold air return which is on the other side of the wall....
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Posted By kylawyer

Speaker wiring

I am running speaker wire for a surround sound system on my basement finishing project. The easiest way to do this would be to run the speaker wire throuhg the same holes in ths studs that my...
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Views: 916
Posted By kylawyer

ceiling vs. wall speakers

I am in the middle of basement finishing project. Current questions is, for my family room area, should i mount the rear surround sound speakers, (4-5) in the ceiling or walls. A little info about...
02-25-07, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,311
Posted By kylawyer

Thanks for all the posts in response. Here is...

Thanks for all the posts in response. Here is what I am planning on doing. I am not hanging on the ceiling but on a non load bearing wall on 2 by 4 studs 16 oc. I am using cut strips of scrap drywall...
02-20-07, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,183
Posted By kylawyer

I am no hvac guy, but maybe you can learn from my...

I am no hvac guy, but maybe you can learn from my mistakes. I too was going ro run the supplies at floor level thinking it would heat better since heat goes up. I started this process when I ask a...
02-20-07, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 11,160
Posted By kylawyer

Different types of joint compound

Finish my basement and am at the drywall stage. I noticed there are 3 types of joint compund. A green package product labeled all purpose joint compund, a blue packaged finishing compound and a...
02-19-07, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,311
Posted By kylawyer

Three layers of drywall?

I see you can hang two layers of drywall. i have a particular problem in that I need to hang a third layer to bring one wall level with another. Can you hang three sheets on a wall?
02-16-07, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 999
Posted By kylawyer

automatic taping bazookas and tools

Anybody ever worked with any of the automatic taping systems, like the bazookas and flat boxes? I was wondering how hard they are to use, and if they really make a difference over hand tool...
02-06-07, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,974
Posted By kylawyer

Newby needs advice from drywall pros

i am finally at the drywall stage of my basement project. Need some thoughts from some of you pros.

First, I know most drywallers swear by paper tape. What about the perforated self stick tape I...
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