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Old 11-14-2006, 11:59 AM   #121
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I have to admit use cuter to cut drywall has its merits... it has no noise and minimum dust...

so I think it is really a combination of cutter, circular saw, jigsaw, handsaw,... for all drywall cutting depends on the situation...

I would sumerize it like this:

circular saw is good at: doing irregular and long straight cut... or thin strips cut...

jigsaw/hand saw is good at: doing small irregular and corner cut...

cutter is good at : doing straight cut...

and it also depends on the location of your operation for which saw is more convenient...

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Old 11-15-2006, 09:26 AM   #122
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After trying Goggles, Hospital Mask...etc. equipment... I finally find one equipment which is much better :

it is something you put on your head like a regular head and it has a plastic shield (transparent) which you can flip up or down to activate the protection or not... Why this is better?

1. it is so convenient in wearing the equipment, like putting on a regular summar head...

2. after flip down the protection shield, you still breath easily and no annoying moisture all over your glasses... this is the big problem for me for the mask and goggle...

3. you can see so clear when the shield is up, as literally, there is nothing in front of your eye...

4. for people who need to wear prescription glasses, like me, tripple the factor in above points...

this equipment cost $20 dollars though.. but it is money well worth spent...
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Old 11-15-2006, 10:13 AM   #123
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My mother is going to the hospital now again... Please pray for her not to suffer and get well .... Thanks to God... letting her went back to her home town, Hong Kong for 10 days last month to see all relatives and finish anything left unfinished......

My mom is at her last days and her cancel is not going to be treated as it grows... I went to see her today and I talked to her, read Bibles to her... I gave her a hut and kiss before I left... I feel much better now... I intend to visit her more often... I feel so lucky that we can still spend quality time together even for 20 minutes after everyone knew the situation...To me, visiting my mom is like a date I am looking forward to or more... I have to value it so much as it may not be another chance...

Anyhow... back to Basement... I figure cutting 2x4 into half like the book recommended is better to buy 2x2 for two reasons: 1. it is stronger. 2. it is cheaper...like half price.... but cutting 2x4 into half is not an easy job and I am still working on it...

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Old 12-11-2006, 07:45 AM   #124
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I spent a hundred bucks on a Makita new drywall screwgun... Men, it makes a hell of difference, I got it from Ebay, cost approx $200 in store... anyway... I now know my old Dewalt screwgun is a malfunction gun after using Makita.... It is not difficult to use at all and it is so good... Anyone should use it if they intend to put in 2000 plus drywall screws... the money is nothing compare to the time/effort/no damage result you got... it is totally amazing...
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Old 12-11-2006, 10:24 AM   #125
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Nice to see you back, with all your information again.

I hope you enjoyed your visit with your mom.
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Old 12-12-2006, 10:45 AM   #126
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I finally hang my first wall yesterday after hanging a bunch of ceilings... I worried before the drywall lift won't be helpful as it cannot turn 90 degree, it can only turn 60 degree, so I thought the wall will not be vertical using it... well... out of my surprise... it works and I don't know how else can I hang walls by myself without the lift... the lift is a must have for one person team like my case....
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I am already looking into purchasing a drywall lift.
Not right now, but in the future.

Where did you get yours?
E-bay?
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Old 12-12-2006, 11:05 AM   #128
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Yes E-Bay... it is the best... I pay approx $270 Canadian Dollars include shipping and everything... As I told you before... if you are interested in mine... I can sell to you at great deal when I finished with it... otherwise... you can do the same get the same one as mine... there is one company in BC, Vancouver selling the equipment... It is basically new... but I saw a little bit scatch in one of the stand but it is still new.... who care about the scatch...
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Old 12-12-2006, 05:36 PM   #129
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Yes, I will be interested in purchasing drywall lift, when the time comes for me to drywall.
But not for a while yet.
I will keep in touch with you.
I live in Toronto?
Are you in Toronto?
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Old 12-13-2006, 07:18 AM   #130
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Yes I am in Markham Toronto... I know you probably won't be drywalling for a long while considering you also a lone warrier... I did my drywall only after exactly one year I start the project... Not to discourage you, but I wouldn't be surprised that you may not finish it all by yourself and pass to a GC in the middle of the project... it is really interests who drive me rather than anything else as it really a lot of work and my wife keep asking me to pass to a GC even now she keep saying if I find out I am not up to the job in tapping... pass to a GC... but I kind of want to give it a try first.. but I do not eliminate the chance by asking a GC to do the tapping.... you know as a lady, it is quite heavy to lift drywalls... even with the lift, you need to lift the drywall to put on the lift... I can never imagine my wife doing that...
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I found out it is very difficult to move the measurement from physical objects to drywall.. using tape measures is too tedius and not accurate sometimes... especially you need to cut a large sheet which has a stair types shape at the corner...

Now, I wounder have anyone try this:

use a paper with reasonable size and hardiness to mold the objects then transfer it to the drywall for cutting...

I am going to try that tonight.... but where do I got those papers... newspaper is too soft... anyway... may invest some on dollar stores' craft paper to give it a try...

I wonder why books never mention somthing like that,,, I think this method is the best for cutting electrical outlet...even with a rotorzip drywall cutter...


Another thing, I purchased a $6 drywall carrier from HD yesterday besides the $13 step drywall lift... the step drywall lift for sure is required... but the drywall carrier is also very useful for carring drywall around... it is much better than holding it with your figures...

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You are right, drywall is heavy, even to lift it and put it on the lift.
But my husband will help me with that.

I know it will take me a long time, but I am determined to do it.
When we asked the GC that did my house to do the basement, he quoted me too much, so I told him that I am going to do it myself.
So I am not going to give up as I have to prove to him that this is not brain surgery.

Also, I am not putting in any doors, or bathroom, no stairs to do. All I am doing is basically one large room and a smaller one, with drywall, trim, paint and ceramic tiling on the floor. And move the laundry tub over approx. 6 ft., add some pot lights, and enclose the furnace. That's it.

Basically to clean it up and for the kids to use.
I am determined not to ask a GC to finish it, as I have to prove to myself that this is really not that difficult work. Yes, it is time consuming because I am not an expert but I AM going to finish. I don't know when but I am.
Also, I have learned a lot about the building industry so far.
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Hi Yummy_mummy, good to hear you are determine to do it.. and you have a husband as a helper.. I think you can finish your basement no problem... after doing it myself though, I wouldn't blame people charge handsomely on finish a basement, if someone ask me to do their basement, just a guess, I will have to charge them a lot as well knowing that it really requires a lot of work...
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Old 12-13-2006, 01:54 PM   #134
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http://www.systemplaton.com/

I didn't know what I did is in fact a standard from this company.... my coworker shows me a bouchure today... which shows that....
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I am planning to avoid any problem with carpeting or hardwood flooring in my basement.

I plan on putting in all ceramic tile, right on top of the concrete, if I can do it, that is, on top of the concrete.

So that if there is some water that may come in, in the future, then at least the floor will not ruin.

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