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Old 11-28-2012, 10:37 PM   #226
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The guy that put in our furnance came out today to get us a bid on running all the duct work. Said he is booked solid for the next 2 weeks.
We are talking about having the AC coil put on the furnance while he is there. I asked him about a humidifier since we are talking about hardwood flooring on the main level.
The flooring guy said we should put one in since we are in such an arid area.
Hubby has gotten about 3/4 of the ceiling sheet rock up.

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Old 12-04-2012, 10:42 AM   #227
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Awesome job, Thanks for posting.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:33 PM   #228
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Upstairs ceiling is up!
Notice I said up not done.









This was a life saver
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:14 AM   #229
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Got some bids to mud and tape the ceiling. One bid was $800 another was $1500. Going to get another bid.

Hubby is going in in a couple days to get some 1/2" sheet rock for the walls. I priced it out and it is going for $7.80 the guy I talked to said it is going to go up 30% after the first. I figured we need 195 sheets. That is with 5 sheets extra. Might need around 14 more if hubby decides to sheet rock his rec room instead of doing something else to the walls.

Rather nice to go up to the house and get a fire going in the stove and it felt great especially at -11.
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:20 AM   #230
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The house is looking great----that $800 bid sounds very low---how many sheets total to do?

Will the taper supply corner bead,tape and mud?
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:42 PM   #231
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Looks good, keep up the good work. I always loved the way log cabins looked...this type of house maybe my retirement home.
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Mike we supply the material and he comes out and does it, is the $800 bid.

Thanks handyman. Been a lot of work and learning from our mistakes, but I sure loved it this morning. Went up there to start the fire in the stove and the house was still warm. Just sat in the rocking chair and relaxed. Just looked out the windows at the snow and realized it was -11 below outside but I was toasty warm.
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That is cheap--have you seen the mans work? I don't know the size of the job---but typically 4 to 5 days are required
for ceilings and walls---your labor rate may be low there,but it still seems cheap.
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That is cheap--have you seen the mans work? I don't know the size of the job---but typically 4 to 5 days are required
for ceilings and walls---your labor rate may be low there,but it still seems cheap.
Mike...she said earlier this was for ceilings only. I think.
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It is ceiling only Mike.
This is the guy that loaned us the sheet rock lift. He did my son's room after the fire. He did a good job on a room without a single square corner in it. Oh well homestead shacks what do you do.

ETA It is 17 miles one way to our place so that includes mileage.
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Oh. thanks for making that clear---you mentioned needing 195 more sheets --
so I incorrectly assumed the entire taping job was only $800

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I was mudding the screws in the center of the sheets and just felt that we were going to hurt ourselves trying to do the ceiling ourselves. Both guys said we should get the walls done before they do the ceiling.
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I was mudding the screws in the center of the sheets and just felt that we were going to hurt ourselves trying to do the ceiling ourselves. Both guys said we should get the walls done before they do the ceiling.
That's interesting.

Typically, the ceiling is 'rocked first. It's harder to hit the top plate without additional nailing if you do the walls first. That, and if you slip while putting in the ceiling sheets, you don't want to gouge the wall sheets.

Probably not critical. Just curious that they want the walls done first.
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:29 AM   #239
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The wall/ceiling corner is the part you want an experienced hand to install---
-so you are getting good advice--
--get all the rock hung before you start the taping.
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The guy who did my son's room hung the ceiling first then he did the wall.
He does it for a living so I ask him a lot of questions. Told me the type of mud to get and why which none of the books hubby has explained. Glad I talked to him because the mud I got for the mudding is not what he said to use for the taping.

Heard from the guy who is going to do the heating ducts and he is coming out today to put it all in!

Hubby is going to get 50 sheets of sheet rock tomorrow.

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