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Old 03-03-2014, 03:18 AM   #46
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Get combined smoke and CO units and they will have blinking lights to show status. BRK is what is most used in residences, wired, with battery backup. Good for 5 years, then replace. Add heat of rise in garage, near furnace and in attic, not std smoke/CO; to cut false triggering. CO at top of cellar stairs.
Wire in Cat5e and cable rough in to anywhere you might use it now or later, wireless is varied success based on distance, obstructions, etc.
The cement board in the bath is NOT waterproof. You need to add a sealer or Ditra orange waterproof membrane over the cement-board BEFORE setting any tile, and possibly a bonding agent too. Check with a tile store who know what they are talking about..
Get or rent a spray paint machine, and spray from 5 gallon pails for primer, ceilings, etc. Use mold resistant paperless sheetrock in baths, wet areas.
Try a textured ceiling application, best applied by a 'rocker' who does finish ceiling work, it will cut way down on imperfections of the rock install.
It's coming along!
What's going to run your sump when the power is out?

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Old 03-03-2014, 05:59 PM   #47
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All great tips. Thank you.

I stopped with the bath, waiting for the drywall to finish. I got special tape and the thin set mud for cement board. Then I'll red gaurd it. I'll then start with tiling and I got questions for that project, save them for another day. I did make sure the cbu extended below the lip of the tub. I decided against green board or blue board. Can't remember why but when I was researching the general concensus plain is fine.

My power quality is good here, I'll drop a back up dc motor into the unit when we finish the basement.

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Old 03-03-2014, 06:38 PM   #48
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All great tips. Thank you.

I stopped with the bath, waiting for the drywall to finish. I got special tape and the thin set mud for cement board. Then I'll red gaurd it. I'll then start with tiling and I got questions for that project, save them for another day. I did make sure the cbu extended below the lip of the tub. I decided against green board or blue board. Can't remember why but when I was researching the general concensus plain is fine.

My power quality is good here, I'll drop a back up dc motor into the unit when we finish the basement.

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No problem. I'd get a Panasonic bath fan. H/L/V (heat,light, vent) models are the best; and if you can go through the wall instead of the roof with insulated flexible metal or rigid metal ducting if you have space to fit it. There are also auto shut type exterior closures with a drop down cap inside the vent to prevent air leakage WAY better than alum flapper type. The link below also has further down the page other units that can go through eaves or roof if necessary.
http://www.truevalue.com//catalog/pr...7Bplacement%7D

You won't regret the heat feature and wife and kids will love it too. Put the fan and light on one timed switch and heat on another with timer, (rated to amp load).
Or put timed floor heat pad in under tile near bath/shower.
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I installed a quiet fan vented through the roof. The flapper is built into the roof part. We're installing floor heat. Never had that before! Excited for that feature.

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Old 03-04-2014, 03:25 PM   #50
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Progress!!!!



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Primer, 2 finish coats on the ceiling. Smooth as a baby's bum bum.

PPG flat. Looks a like it has gloss with the lighting. It as flat as can be



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Progress in the bath. Tape and mud with the mortar. First time I ever mixed and used that stuff. Turned out good. Ill slap the red gaurd in this week.

I built a protection device for the tub. I have padding underneath.


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1st coat of Red Gard. I'm loopy now, stinks to high heaven.

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2nd coat of red gard applied and loopy once again.

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Walls primed.

I used aboit 10 feet of tape for a weird transition and to protect the wood on the stairs.

Cut everything by hand it looks awesome.


COLOR TOMORROW!



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Finish coats done on the walls and ceilings.

She said she wanted to feel like she was walking through the Crayola factory.

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She said she wanted to feel like she was walking through the Crayola factory.

I think you've achieved that look.

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