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by Ntracy23
Wed May 22, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Freestanding Deck
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Freestanding Deck

Hello. I plan to build a freestanding deck part of the way around my pool (20' x 16'). Part of the area where footings are needed use to be a concrete slab that I sledge hammered out (a mistake in hindsight). There is at least a foot of highly compacted crushed stone in this one section (along the h...
by Ntracy23
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement, next step to take...
Replies: 12
Views: 634

Re: Basement, next step to take...

Thank you!
by Ntracy23
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Removing textured ceiling
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: Removing textured ceiling

Thank you. I think I'll try to just learn to love it:)
by Ntracy23
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement, next step to take...
Replies: 12
Views: 634

Re: Basement, next step to take...

In the basement work that you've done, are suspended ceilings more common than drywall? In the process of beginning basement work and am debating. I like the looks and ceiling height benefits of drywall, but of course see all the benefits of drop. Thoughts? Thanks.
by Ntracy23
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Removing textured ceiling
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: Removing textured ceiling

My house was built in 1974 and not only was their popcorn ceilings in every room, they all had different color "glitter" added in (one bedroom in red, one in blue, living room in gold, family room in silver). As a quick fix to make things look a little better, I painted over them. In hindsight I cou...
by Ntracy23
Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Baseboard Moulding, Crown
Replies: 7
Views: 393

Re: Baseboard Moulding, Crown

Hi Shannon. You use your 18g nailer for your baseboard and crown? What do you use the 16g for? I am purchasing just one and am wondering which is the best choice.
by Ntracy23
Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom tiles
Replies: 7
Views: 723

Re: Bathroom tiles

Thank you!
by Ntracy23
Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom tiles
Replies: 7
Views: 723

Re: Bathroom tiles

Hi Shannon. I have drywall above my tub...maybe 18 inches above where the tub surround ends. I want to install subway tile but was under the impression that I would have to remove the regular drywall and install backerboard. It appears from your video that it can go right over the existing drywall. ...
by Ntracy23
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Baseboard Moulding, Crown
Replies: 7
Views: 393

Re: Baseboard Moulding, Crown

Thanks for the feedback. I notice from your video Shannon that you use a Bostitch brad nailer. Is that the traditional style or the smart point precision type? I am debating between the Bostitch smart point or Dewalt precision point...but it seems that they are very similar. Or, are these newer "pre...
by Ntracy23
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Baseboard Moulding, Crown
Replies: 7
Views: 393

Baseboard Moulding, Crown

Good morning. I just watched your videos on installing baseboard, door & window and crown moulding. I am wondering the best air nailer to use for these types of things. I am debating between an 18g and 16g. I know each has their place but just wondered what was used in those videos and if I was only...
by Ntracy23
Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement Vapor Barrier
Replies: 11
Views: 645

Re: Basement Vapor Barrier

Thank you. I am in Northern NY, 30 min from the Canadian Border. No vapor barrier needed between stud walls and drywall correct?
by Ntracy23
Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement Vapor Barrier
Replies: 11
Views: 645

Re: Basement Vapor Barrier

Hi Shannon. One more question. When I build my 2x4 against the rigid foam that I have installed, I should insulate the stud bays again with either batt insulation or another layer of rigid foam correct?
by Ntracy23
Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement Vapor Barrier
Replies: 11
Views: 645

Re: Basement Vapor Barrier

Thank you! I was wondering your thoughts about insulating the basement floor. I don't have a lot of headroom to play with. What is your recommendation?
by Ntracy23
Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement Vapor Barrier
Replies: 11
Views: 645

Re: Basement Vapor Barrier

Hi Shannon. I have a question about attaching the rigid foam directly against my poured foundation. If for some reason, there was a leak or moisture that gets in, will mold/mildew, etc. build up on the back of the rigid foam? I plan to invest in seamless gutters and prep the outside to avoid problem...
by Ntracy23
Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck Ledger Attachment
Replies: 23
Views: 1087

Deck Stain

Hi Shannon. I have completed building my deck, thanks for the great video series, but had a question about staining. I plan to let the PT deck weather until next Spring and have been researching deck stains for a number of months. Of course, I have run into mixed reviews on just about every product....
by Ntracy23
Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck Ledger Attachment
Replies: 23
Views: 1087

Re: Deck Ledger Attachment

That would work, I just really try to avoid butt joints because it seems after a few years they get uglier. The boards twist or warp and do not line up as nice over time. How did you like the 3 5/8" ledgerloks...or equivalent? Thinking of using them instead of 1/2 lag bolts. I was going to use 5.5 ...
by Ntracy23
Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck Ledger Attachment
Replies: 23
Views: 1087

Re: Deck Ledger Attachment

Thanks Shannon...really appreciate your advice. The videos are great and very helpful. If I opt not to do a division board or border, do you think staggering the rows using a 16' board then 8', then the next row 8' x 16' would be ok? I'm not sure how this would look visually or if it would hold up a...
by Ntracy23
Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck Ledger Attachment
Replies: 23
Views: 1087

Re: How To Build A Deck Video Series

Just one more question..hopefully:) The deck I am planning on building is 24' along the house x 12'. Instead of staggering 16' and 8' decking and having a lot of seams, would it be smart to reconsider and opt for a 20' x 12' deck so I can use continuous decking? Or, would you use a division board pe...
by Ntracy23
Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:41 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck Ledger Attachment
Replies: 23
Views: 1087

Re: How To Build A Deck Video Series

Thank you for your time...and patience with my questions:)
by Ntracy23
Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck Ledger Attachment
Replies: 23
Views: 1087

Re: How To Build A Deck Video Series

I would bolt to the foundation. Bolting to the sill only would be ok as long as you are not having the ledger so low that all the bolts would be at about 3/4" from the top of the ledger. In that case it may split and fall over time. Sorry, I think I used the wrong terminology. I meant, if I have th...
by Ntracy23
Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:51 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck Ledger Attachment
Replies: 23
Views: 1087

Re: How To Build A Deck Video Series

If I flush the joists and use joist hangers, would you anchor the ledger to the poured foundation or bolt to the sill? I guess I am worried about flashing the ledger if I attach to the sill.
by Ntracy23
Sat Jul 11, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck Ledger Attachment
Replies: 23
Views: 1087

Re: How To Build A Deck Video Series

Thanks so much! I appreciate the feedback!
by Ntracy23
Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:51 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck Ledger Attachment
Replies: 23
Views: 1087

Re: How To Build A Deck Video Series

Thanks for the reply! One more question. I couldn't tell from the video but do you use inside corner brackets to attach the two side rim joists to the ledger? I'm using 2x8s and I am worried that I will not "clear" the bracket when I go to bolt the railing post to the joist and ledger near the house.
by Ntracy23
Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Ledger board for deck
Replies: 15
Views: 1141

Re: Ledger board for deck

Well the second part will go live early Tuesday morning. I took 1 hour 23 minutes of footage and got it down to a measly 58 minutes LOL It may be long but it will be the most comprehensive how-to video out there. Like every one of Shannon's videos :) I have a question about the ledger attachment. S...
by Ntracy23
Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck Ledger Attachment
Replies: 23
Views: 1087

Deck Ledger Attachment

I have a question about the ledger attachment. Someone recommended to me to attach the ledger to the foundation with the joists set on top of the ledger and attached with hurricane clips. I was told it use to be common practice and back then they toenailed the joists to the ledger. I'm told the bene...