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  1. Drywall & Plaster
    I need as much feedback as possible. I had two contractors on my house. First one I caught using interior Birch on my roof. I had built in gutters that rotted out some areas on the outside especially above my sliding door to the outside. Never inside. They were going to replace the CDX around...
  2. Drywall & Plaster
    Assume existing walls 9'6" apart. No wood allowed for reasons of fire prevention; metal and drywall only. What metal studs, C channel, etc can be used to support 5/8" drywall as a ceiling so it won't sag in the middle? What construction technique should be used to limit cost but still get the...
  3. Drywall & Plaster
    Hello, Im moving to new house and my wife hates the existing swirl ceiling texture. I was wondering what is the best for me to remove it and paint it to smooth surface. I read some advice online still not sure if I should scrape the texture, sand then prime and paint or skim coating over...
  4. Electrical
    The kitchen in the home which I just purchased has three fluorescent tube light fixtures recessed into the center of the ceiling and surrounded by a wood trim frame. I do not like the look of this gigantic lighting ensemble and would like to remove the light fixtures and replace with a modern...
  5. Drywall & Plaster
    Ok, I have skim coated my ceiling. What is the steps for cleaning prior to painting? Which skim coat should I use? I am doing the whole house so I can't afford to use something to expensive.
  6. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi, I'm about to drywall the ceiling in my bathrooms of the house I'm building for myself. I've got mixed messages regarding what type of drywall should be used. Some say that it's OK with regular 5/8, and other say you must use greenboard. I can't find any 5/8 greenboard and from what I heard...
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