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  1. Blocked soffits and insect prevention mesh

    Roofing/Siding
    Hi all, I live in an older townhouse in Toronto. After noticing strange temperatures and humidity levels in the unfinished attic, I discovered that the soffits were blocked by plywood, allowing no air inflow. I hired some workers to cut holes through the soffits and then though the plywood...
  2. Accidentally used mesh tape and drying compound

    Drywall & Plaster
    Hi, I've been tape and joining drywall in my renovation project and normally use mesh tape embedded in setting compound for regular straight joins, and paper tape for butt joins and corners. But I grabbed the wrong bag of compound and did a room and a half in drying compound - including a really...
  3. Drywall Tape or Mesh

    Drywall & Plaster
    I am remodeling a house (built in 1961) that has 7/8" thick plaster walls. In places where I have to butt drywall next to plaster, I added 3/8" shims (strips) to the studs so the 1/2" drywall will finish flush to the existing plaster. What should I use Tape & regular Mud or Mesh & Hot Mud...
  4. Demolition - Walls but not ceiling

    Drywall & Plaster
    Hello, I starting a thread about how to best remove gypsum on walls but without affecting the ceiling too much. My specific project is to refresh a wall that was plague with old wallpaper that had been painted over and add a pocket door, so I removed the drywall by cutting it into piece with...
  5. 2x2 mosaic w/paper mesh in shower

    Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hello, I am wondering if a 2x2 mosaic which is held together with what appears to be a type of brown paper mesh and another type of plastic mesh on top of the paper mesh (so there are two types of materials holding this mosaic together) can be used on a shower floor. I don't know much about...
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