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by Jen
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Drywall compound
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: Drywall compound

Thanks for the info! I'll see what the hardware store has available :)
by Jen
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Drywall compound
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Drywall compound

Hi, I'm mudding drywall in my mudroom and the first coat is done (quickset compound with tape). For the next coats I need more compound. Can anyone tell me the difference between the Certainteed "Lite all-purpose" and the "One all-purpose" compounds? Which one is the best choice?
Thanks!
by Jen
Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: no ground wire
Replies: 6
Views: 463

Re: no ground wire

Thank you so, so much for your info & setting me on the right path :)
by Jen
Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: no ground wire
Replies: 6
Views: 463

Re: no ground wire

Hi Aaron, thanks for the explanation! (and yes, I'm located in Ontario) Here is a pic of the box I purchased to replace the old one (I'm assuming our grandparents installed it sometime in the late 70's - early 80's). IMG_0130[1].JPG So, if I understand correctly, I don't need a GFCI, just a regular ...
by Jen
Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: no ground wire
Replies: 6
Views: 463

no ground wire

Hi Shannon, I'm replacing a box and receptacle and when I took the cover off I noticed that there is no ground wire - only white and black. There is a flat metal wire that looks like it is running up the metal conduit beside the wires, and it was shoved in the top of the metal box, but not attached ...
by Jen
Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: tools you never thought you would buy or cant live without !
Replies: 42
Views: 2872

Re: tools you never thought you would buy or cant live without !

I think that the item that I've used the most in almost every project has been my mini scaffold. It's safer than a step ladder and I don't have to move it as often. We have an old farmhouse and the ceilings are 10 feet high and I'm 5'1". Needless to say, I have trouble reaching high places! But, at ...
by Jen
Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement wall-XPS insulation
Replies: 12
Views: 616

Re: Basement wall-XPS insulation

Thank you so much for clearing that up for me! I chose #4 - in the long run I think it saved the most time and was pretty easy to get up on the walls. :D
by Jen
Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:57 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement wall-XPS insulation
Replies: 12
Views: 616

Re: Basement wall-XPS insulation

Hi Shannon, Here's more pics: IMG_0107[1].JPG The long sides have the grooves. After some sleep I came up with a couple solutions, which do you think would work best: 1) Use a board to cut strips off the end and place them in the grooves (I'll have to cut some shorter than 8' anyway) 2) Notch out on...
by Jen
Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement wall-XPS insulation
Replies: 12
Views: 616

Re: Basement wall-XPS insulation

No, each sheet is the same. Here are pictures from the side and front. Is this shiplap? Did I get the wrong kind, and if so, will the boards still work?
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by Jen
Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement wall-XPS insulation
Replies: 12
Views: 616

Re: Basement wall-XPS insulation

Hi Shannon, I've got another question about the shiplap foam insulation...I've got it home, and now that I'm putting it up the overlap parts will not be even... the depth of the tab that would overlap is 1 1/2 " and the depth of the cut out part is 1/2". Am I not understanding how to do this properl...
by Jen
Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:59 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement wall-XPS insulation
Replies: 12
Views: 616

Re: Basement wall-XPS insulation

Thanks Shannon, I've decided to go with the 2" - less hassle :) I haven't been able to find the plastic concrete clips you used in your video. Would self tapping masonry screws with a washer + PL300 be effective enough? There's wood at the top of the wall that I can also attach to.
by Jen
Tue May 31, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement wall-XPS insulation
Replies: 12
Views: 616

Re: Basement wall-XPS insulation

Thanks Shannon. Depending on the store, it was up to a $10 difference per 4x8 sheet. I like your videos and information...I find them very helpful as I learn how to update & improve my home.
by Jen
Mon May 30, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement wall-XPS insulation
Replies: 12
Views: 616

Basement wall-XPS insulation

Hi Shannon, I'm going to insulate and frame a cinder-block wall that is partially below grade. I plan on using 2" XPS foam against the wall, but after pricing out different sizes I found that 2 sheets of 1" costs less than 1 sheet of 2" insulation. Would using two sheets create water issues between ...