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05-14-18, 08:38 AM
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Question Finishing a drywall ceiling after knockdown texture was applied

I am a DIY homeowner. Last week I had the popcorn on my drywall ceilings in my 50-year old southern California home removed, then the ceilings were refinished with a knockdown texture. I am now ready...
02-23-15, 03:45 PM
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Views: 743
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Post Wiring needed for 20A residential receptacles.

I was planning to use 12-AWG gauge non-metallic indoor wire with 3 conductors to rewire some of the 15 amp plugs in my house.

A friend told me this would be best wire to use. But when should a...
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By kenscv

Kitchen Cabinet Construction

I would like to obtain opinions on the value of the various cabinet construction options available to me from my kitchen cabinet dealer.

The kitchen cabinets I am considering have a 3/4" solid...
11-05-13, 07:28 PM
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Views: 10,008
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Thickness of ceiling drywall

I forgot to mention that the trusses are 24" o.c.
11-05-13, 07:15 PM
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Views: 10,008
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Thickness of ceiling drywall

What is the opinion on the what thickness of drywall I should use for the vaulted ceiling of my 500 sq ft room addition?

I read somewhere that 5/8" thickness is recommended to prevent...
10-13-13, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,844
Posted By kenscv

Question Caping a 'Tee" off a Pex line

What is a good method of capping a Pex line?

Background info:
Last year a local plumber to copper re-pipe my house. The job included Pex line. Given that my main water line to my back yard...
04-25-13, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,138
Posted By kenscv

I need to bring the shear load up to specs,

I need to bring the shear load up to specs,
04-24-13, 09:59 AM
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Views: 4,138
Posted By kenscv

Sealing plywood joints

In a related post earlier, I wanted to paint plywood wall panels to get the semi-smooth look of drywall. Does anyone recommend a product to seal the plywood joints so as to resist cracking when...
04-24-13, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,296
Posted By kenscv

Fuax Finish on plywood

What are the best applicators and techniques for painting plywood so it is practically indistingusihable from drywall?
04-24-13, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 11,500
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Applying Wallpaper to plywood

In a new room I would like to apply wallpaper onto a plywood-sheathed wall yet I am wary that although I will try to smooth out the plywood surface, the hung wallpaper will not be as smooth as on...
04-04-13, 12:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,085
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The footnote was referring to fastener (nail)...

The footnote was referring to fastener (nail) spacing. Hence, after some further thought I now imagine that if I am installing 2x4 wall studs (which are usually installed so a 3" wall cavity is...
04-03-13, 10:33 AM
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Views: 1,085
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Question Wall framing and exterior siding installation for room addition

I am adding on a room to my house and I am required by my city to modify my shear walls for seismic forces. The City gave me a table that lists various panel thicknesses plus nail size and spacing...
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