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  1. Building & Construction
    I’m in such a mess I don’t know what to do. Sorry this is lengthy. And I’m having problems with pictures loading. A lot going on. First, my home is a 1400 sq ft rambler. 2 bd- 2 bath. So...here comes the judge! I called in when Jeff had a talk show for the people of Texas. I’m going through a...
  2. Drywall & Plaster
    I need some advice on what this may be an indicator of and if it is something that needs to be addressed vs something normal that can be ignored. For some background, I have absolutely no experience in this field. The house was built in 2008 and we bought it in 2016. The previous owner did a...
  3. Building & Construction
    Hello I plan on doing a reno on a double brick home. The walls are presently sheet rock with plaster on top. It is a late 50's early 60's bungalow. I live in southern Ontario. Option 1: Rip down all the plaster and furring strips and reframe. What is best practice with respect to framing...
  4. Drywall & Plaster
    So drywall people came yesterday and installed drywall, and they did something funky that I'm not too happy about. Background: we pulled out a bunch of drywall behind the sink wall in the kitchen to do some electrical work, and now had drywall company come in to install the drywall. We have a...
  5. Building & Construction
    It's a older concrete townhouse complex with steel studs through the place but on the concrete wall between the townhouse seem to be drywall glued on. I want to create a shiplap ( horizontal 8inch ply wood strips) accent wall but looking for best method to attach. 1) Glue 2 or 3 inch wide 1/2 or...
  6. Painting
    Hi there, this may be an amateur question, but I am racking my brain to figure out what is happening. Appreciate any advice. I am doing touchups to basic drywall with a flat latex, very light gray. I have the original paint that was used just a couple months ago, and so it has matched...
  7. Drywall & Plaster
    We recently built a house and noticed some drywall tape where you can see the seem on one end and it's starting to pull away from the drywall near the floor. Would you recommend replacing the entire piece of tape? It's on a wide inside corner (much more than 90 degrees). Near the top half of...
  8. Remodeling
    if we update the playroom we'd just replace the fiberboard with drywall. if we do the bathroom it would be updating the old subway tile to match the new (behind the shower) and replace the floors. fixtures would likely remain. playroom: bathroom:
  9. Drywall & Plaster
    The fiberboard just looks pretty funky. Not a fan.
  10. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hi Everyone, New to the chatroom but I feel this is the best for getting some much needed help. Bought my 1970 Ranch in Summer of 2018. Did a lot of remodeling. In Summer of 2019 my wife and I remodeled the master bathroom. Since it has been completed we have had repetitive screw popping on the...
  11. Drywall & Plaster
    Hello! I bought an old farmhouse and the drywall work is abhorrent. I pulled the tape off the first joint and it has about 1/4” of mud over it so that now I have a Grand Canyon where the tape was. Should I just sand the edges down before repair or should I try to scrape off all the old mud on...
  12. Drywall & Plaster
    After some water penetration issues were addressed in my condo building, I began attempting some simple (at the time) drywall repair. I was originally planning to replace the bottom portion of the metal corner bead and install about a 8x4 inch patch of drywall in the damaged area. After I cut...
  13. Drywall & Plaster
    Hello all, So I took out a wall while remodeling a kitchen and now have a 5” strip of drywall missing in the ceiling where the joists are 24” OC engineered I-beams. While I could put some backer strips and glue them to the existing drywall so I only fill the 5” hole, is that the best thing to...
  14. Insulation
    My ceiling leaked. Not something you want to happen mid reno. F&^k!! We believe we've found and addressed the cause of the leak on the roof and the dripping has stopped. If we can get through the winter, I'll look into getting the roof redone. Some details: I have a flat roof. Insulation is...
  15. Drywall & Plaster
    Is there such a thing as 4-1/2’ x 10’ drywall sheets? I have high basement ceilings, but I can’t get 4-1/2’ x 12’ sheets of drywall into my basement.
  16. Drywall & Plaster
    Hello, I have a porch that I'm trying to convert into a study room. I have windows installed on 2 of openings. On 2 side of the walls, there used to be sidings that I have removed. Now they are black colored walls. I havent done anything yet since removing the sidings. I originally thought the...
  17. Electrical
    Hoping someone can see what we did wrong, or if not, agree that the electrical boxes we used have a design flaw! Link here: Carlon 1-Gang 18 cu. in. Shallow New Work Electrical Box-SNO18-6R - The Home Depot We selected the shallow, extra width 1 gang electrical boxes so we could fit more...
  18. Drywall & Plaster
    When we use gypsum board while using drywall sanders at home? Please help
  19. Electrical
    I found a new product online called the Cut & Guard Gang Box Lid to help cut drywall around electrical boxes and to protect all the wiring during the remaining construction process. Basically this lid stays on during hanging drywall, mud and tape, texture and sand, and painting. I have done...
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