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  1. General DIY Discussions
    We have an old concrete block "ex" garage- exterior dimensions 12x30, with a hip roof, 6/12 slope, with 18' ridge. There are currently ceiling joists (We removed ceiling), and I would like to move them up a bit as rafter ties, and preferably omit every other one. From what I have read, rafter...
  2. Building & Construction
    Greetings, I am in the process of renovating an existing screened porch that was built long before I owned the house. The roof is built with 2x6 rafters connected to a header with regular asphalt shingles that match the houses roof. Previously, the ceiling was covered with thin plywood and...
  3. How To Guides
    I get a lot of questions about Skip Trowel Texture. So, I put together this How to article on skip towel texturing. These photos below are examples of a few of the many variations of skip trowel texture. When I say “variations” there are several factors that determine how the skip texture...
  4. Roofing/Siding
    I live in the caribbean where open beam peaked ceilings are a common design. These typically have a T/G cypress exposed with a 3/4" plywood layer over it and either metal or hypalon type weather coating. Most are either peak or hip designs I am looking for imput on how to vent, preferably...
  5. General DIY Discussions
    I want to use glitter on my daughters ceiling. However, the color of glitter I want to use is just a craft glitter. Does anyone know if that is o.k. to use? Or do I have to use a ceiling glitter. Thanks:)
  6. Building & Construction
    Our house is built with clearspan metal trusses with purlins fastened on top of the trusses. When it was built, a layer of some of that reflective foam insulation was put over the purlins and then the metal roof went on top of that. Now we are wanting to finish the inside, and I am wondering...
  7. General DIY Discussions
    First time user here.. and to be honest.. not sure Im in the right place.. but here goes, the ceilings in my new studio are.... horrible... there is a hole in my lobby, where the drywall fell in the middle of the room, appox a foot in diameter... what i was wondering, as long winded as i...
  8. Building & Construction
    I just want to know if there is any specifics that i should know about drywalling a ceiling in a boiler/furnance room in a 24 unit condo? Size of drywall, moisture resistend, mildew resistent, fire proof if there is such a thing. Any type of specific code? Or just get to it and hang 5/8...
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