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08-05-20, 02:10 PM
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Okay, thanks. That makes sense. If you look at...

Okay, thanks. That makes sense. If you look at the photo of the house, there is very little soffit to begin with. The ones along the roof edges would be blocked by the roof rafters, so only the...
08-05-20, 09:04 AM
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Posted By fruitysudz

The upstairs would be similar to this video. What...

The upstairs would be similar to this video. What do you think about this option of rigid insulation? rigid insulation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44dPWgoxhXw)
08-05-20, 08:57 AM
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Posted By fruitysudz

Yeah I get that, and I understand that if they...

Yeah I get that, and I understand that if they don't put it on in 2" layers it can have a fishy smell to it. Just concerns me a bit is all.
08-05-20, 08:47 AM
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Posted By fruitysudz

Yeah I grew up in a house living in the upstairs...

Yeah I grew up in a house living in the upstairs that was similar and it was unbearably hot in summer. I had doubts about the spray foam. I'd heard some real war stories about what happens if it's...
08-05-20, 08:17 AM
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Posted By fruitysudz

Proper insulation in 90 year old house

My son and I are looking to buy a 90 year old house (built in 1931) that needs a lot of work. The plaster is separating from the lath in the 3 second floor bedrooms, so we were planning on pulling...
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Posted By fruitysudz

Thanks. That pretty much answers my questions.

Thanks. That pretty much answers my questions.
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Posted By fruitysudz

Talking new bulkheads for above kitchen cabinets

I'm going to be installing new kitchen cabinets in about 3 weeks and was thinking of installing a bulkhead above the cabinets where we currently do not have one. I was wondering whether i should do...
09-06-16, 09:36 AM
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Posted By fruitysudz

thanks. i will look into getting one.

thanks. i will look into getting one.
08-26-16, 08:26 PM
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Posted By fruitysudz

thanks. I will check that out. would be tough to...

thanks. I will check that out. would be tough to do it with a wand as I'd be spraying blind in some spots. here is a couple pix of the deck I took while I was still building it about 10 or so years...
08-25-16, 08:21 PM
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Posted By fruitysudz

thanks, Bud. they do tend to build them all over...

thanks, Bud. they do tend to build them all over in random places. Removable deck boards might work. I'd have to assess that maybe. I'd thought of adding pluggable access holes to the end, but that...
08-25-16, 03:55 PM
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Posted By fruitysudz

Getting rid of wasp nests under deck

I have a fairly large deck and every year I get many wasp nests under it. My usual MO is to crawl under the deck at night with a flashlight and a can of bee killer (2 or 3 cans actually), the kind...
05-19-15, 07:54 PM
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Posted By fruitysudz

From the DAP '33' product spec: Product...

From the DAP '33' product spec:
Product Painting
1. DAP® ‘33’® Glazing must be painted after it has skinned over and attained a firm set. Firm set is
typically demonstrated when a light finger...
05-19-15, 04:48 PM
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Posted By fruitysudz

ok thanks. appreciate all the advice.

ok thanks. appreciate all the advice.
05-19-15, 03:31 PM
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Posted By fruitysudz

the linseed oil sounds like a good idea. DAP says...

the linseed oil sounds like a good idea. DAP says to wait 7-14 days before painting and to first use an oil based primer on it. is that overkill in the summer?
05-19-15, 02:28 PM
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Posted By fruitysudz

thanks for the tips. I have one more to do, so...

thanks for the tips. I have one more to do, so I'll see how it goes next time.
05-19-15, 01:39 PM
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Posted By fruitysudz

well, I got it all on there, but it's not as...

well, I got it all on there, but it's not as professional as I'd hoped. i did knead it in my hand and the weather was warm today, so I don't think it was a matter of not being soft enough. not nearly...
05-19-15, 12:11 PM
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Posted By fruitysudz

Glazing a window

I'm using some DAP '33' window glazing after I replaced the broken window. I got a bead around the rabbet and installed the window with points. My problem is that I am trying to glaze the outside,...
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Posted By fruitysudz

Brown stains in fiberglass showers

I have 2 Lasco one-piece showers in my home and the floor of both showers has sort of a brown stain on them. I have tried just about everything to get the brown stains out but with no luck. I tried...
03-02-15, 06:14 AM
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Posted By fruitysudz

yes i might just do that. mesh seems to allow...

yes i might just do that. mesh seems to allow more cracks.
03-01-15, 05:53 PM
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Posted By fruitysudz

it is insulated as was recommended by everything...

it is insulated as was recommended by everything I read at the time, so I doubt that is the cause. It is also well ventilated, so I'm assuming it's how I did the taping/mudding in the first place....
03-01-15, 12:52 PM
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Views: 907
Posted By fruitysudz

i really can't imagine any structural problems by...

i really can't imagine any structural problems by the way it was built. i was there for every step of the way and used engineered floor joists every foot instead of every 16". there is no movement or...
03-01-15, 11:58 AM
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Views: 907
Posted By fruitysudz

thanks. I will do that. I tried caulking in the...

thanks. I will do that. I tried caulking in the corners, but that didn't seem to do a very good job. Hopefull that stuff will do better.
03-01-15, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 907
Posted By fruitysudz

that's probably my best option. if that doesn't...

that's probably my best option. if that doesn't work i may go with wood paneling!
03-01-15, 09:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 907
Posted By fruitysudz

Screws are probably a foot apart. I did it the...

Screws are probably a foot apart. I did it the same way I drywalled the rest of the house which only had paneling previously. No problems there. The addition where the problem is was built 10 years...
03-01-15, 09:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 907
Posted By fruitysudz

Yes, I used joint tape. Panels were hung...

Yes, I used joint tape. Panels were hung perpendicular to the joists. I originally used mesh drywall tape, which I'll never use again. It does not seem to prevent cracks. I went over them with...
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