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Old 04-11-2012, 06:01 PM   #1
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greetings from soggy Seattle!


Found this site while looking for fencing options (the kind to keep the cat in the yard, not the kind involving swords...), and it seemed like a great resource.

I have owned my 1944 Cape-style charmer (read: small) for 11 years and have been lucky with the maintenance, but some of that stuff is coming due. I love plants and gardening, but would rather be able to come home from work on a summer evening and lie in the hammock instead of futzing in the yard every day.

I have made my own cement patio and done lots of major pruning and yardwork and some exterior painting, and my boyfriend and I are almost done with wallpapering the bonus room upstairs. The next big project is the south fence, and a short picket fence/gate between the house and the detached garage.

Here's to the next successfully completed project, DIYers! Be safe!
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Welcome Karla!
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Welcome, northern neighbor!

Hope the wallpaper is not foil or vinyl based for our area....

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Old 04-12-2012, 12:12 PM   #6
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uh oh... what's the issue with using vinyl wallpaper? I'm not 100% sure but I think it is. Sort of a thin vinyl "foam" that is 3-dimensional to look like beadboard.
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Hello Karla. Welcome to the site.
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That may be alright, what is the exterior wall cladding? Years ago around here it was popular to install poly sheeting just below the drywall. A vapor barrier (which created later remodel work), add to that the popular habit of fiberglass inset stapling that gave convective loops which deposited moisture on the v.b. backside. Anyway, not to upset you, describe the stud wall.

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The house is a 1 1/2 story with a steeply pitched roof and original plaster walls. The room we are doing is upstairs, along the "spine" of the house with interior walls (attic spaces are on either side, out to the exterior walls) Most of the walls we are papering are interior walls, and what we are papering on is not drywall but more of a fiberboard? (previous owners did a hideous job, btw -- looks like they salvaged the fiberboard and put it up piecemeal, and poorly at that. LOTS of caulk and spackle...). Anyway, the job is probably 4/5 done at this point, so no going back but if there's something to watch for in the future I'd appreciate hearing about it. Thanks!
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