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by kurt333
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 342
Views: 10074

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Sounds good thanks. Hey I guess I should reinstall my base board heaters before I install base board trims too. I have old style baseboard heaters. Is there any benifit to putting a spacer behind my bb heater, 1/2 or less where I mount the screws in? I bought one dimplex heater for bathroom and it i...
by kurt333
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 342
Views: 10074

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Is quickset mud a possible good filler for nail holes?
When you use miter saw to cut trim casings, Do you always cut with the thicker 1/2 trim side against the saw fence guide?
I notice sometimes the 45 degree cuts still dont fit together so nice sometimes.
by kurt333
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 342
Views: 10074

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Thanks. I used the blunt end of the nail first, then the sharp end, and it seems to work out, no splitting, I think it was splitting on that other window because the jamb was to far out beyond the drywall, and then it may have cracked the thin part of the trim casing... But maybe also the wedge spli...
by kurt333
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 342
Views: 10074

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Yes you are correct, i am mixing these terms up.
Jambs installed first and horizontal, then casings with 1/4 inch reveal, casing cracks a bit, mind you im re using my old stuff, making it work. I will try and get jambs installed flush to drywall, so smallest measurement width.
by kurt333
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 342
Views: 10074

Re: Replacing Bay Window

I got ya, ya reveal is good, got one done, i see how it goes. Trim likes to crack if the casing sits out beyond drywall to much. I wonder if i should get my sill and top casing to sit horizontal, because on this window im on now, it sure does not. It will need shimming. Or should i have a slight ang...
by kurt333
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 342
Views: 10074

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Do you use 1/2 or 3/4 mdf? Because the 3/4 was same price almost as painted pine at hd. And what do u do if wider than 5.5? I think maybe the plywood could have worked well too for casing if primed ans painted and corner sanded down. hey when you nail the trims around casing, do u nail the thick end...
by kurt333
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 342
Views: 10074

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Thanks. the 3/4 mdf casing and primed pine is actually around the same price, pine being a couple bucks more on lengths, so tgat makes pine a no brainer. Unless maybe the 1/2 inch mdf os way cheaper and would work. some of my gaps are tp big for half inch to work so would have to shim that with plyw...
by kurt333
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 342
Views: 10074

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Ok done deal, primed two and filled all imperfections and top coated twice, looking good. Now i need to trim the wimdow sill and and around. For the window sill and sides ans top, i need varying widths around 5.5 inch, some smaller and wider. Should i only use real wood for the sill and and sides an...
by kurt333
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 342
Views: 10074

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Thanks I put one coat of the bear primer on, and there is still some show through, paper to where mud is you can see. Should I prime it again? So all is hidden? Im painting over with a off white, swiss coffee top coat. So I should have two primer coats and two top coats? Sanding between all coats? G...
by kurt333
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 342
Views: 10074

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Yea true, it probably would have been fine, as now it has dried it seems to have covered a bit better, seemed kind of watery though. I just used a bit with the brush cutting in. But oh well yea I took it back, they treated me good and gave me the bear for the same price. I see some guys just use 150...
by kurt333
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 342
Views: 10074

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Hey thanks. I am priming now, but I bought the pva glidden primer the cheapest one I could find at hd, it doesnt seem to cover very well, i can see that it would need many coats. Is this normal that it wont cover say drywall letters and mud very well on the first coat? or Should it be hiding the let...
by kurt333
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 342
Views: 10074

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Thanks, sounds good. I am sanding now. I put a large 22 inch powerful fan in one window in the room then opened the other window in the room. Do you think that would be the best way of getting the dust to flow out or some of it? Or close the other window? I know when I opened the second window, it c...
by kurt333
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 342
Views: 10074

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Ok thanks, got it pretty good. Looking good. So do I never want any tape to show in corners or field? Not even a tiny bit? It may show through when painted. I swipe pretty hard and maybe to much in corners, I think maybe I had tape showing when it was wet, but less now that dry. I see on your one ol...
by kurt333
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 342
Views: 10074

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Thanks yea I may have got my order list a bit messed up above. I meant to use quick set mud for filling in gaps first with a thicker mud. What did you mean by profiling? So to get sour cream consistency you are watering down all the mud from the pail or pre mixed bags? And for taping you are waterin...
by kurt333
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 342
Views: 10074

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Thanks. I ended up pulling all corners off and re doing. All my air bubbles which were not really air bubble but air gaps behind the very corner of the taped corners... I could hear a slight high pitch sound when running hand or fingers over the insider taped corners. Some more than other, some I co...
by kurt333
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 342
Views: 10074

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Thanks. Hey I have done all my inside corners with tape. But what I notice, was I did have some gaps, but didnt fully fill in gaps on inside corners, I taped over it. But I notice when I run my hand over the tape on first bedding coat. The pitch goes high when run my hand over it in areas. So I know...
by kurt333
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 342
Views: 10074

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Thanks, filled all gaps and nail holes in with sheet rock 90 quickset. According to this guy, its the right way only way to fill in the gaps, or you will be waiting weeks for it to dry, if 1/4 inch or bigger, and the corners will for sure bubble if you dont use 90 quickset. So good thing I did, I gu...
by kurt333
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 342
Views: 10074

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Hey again, for inside corners, do I just tape them?
Or buy actual reinforced inside corners, if they even sell them?
Any point to buying them if they sell them?
I know the outside corners turn out perfect.
by kurt333
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 342
Views: 10074

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Thanks, They sell large bags of hot mud, may not need that much. Maybe small bag of it, it does set up fast, Indent any burs flared out paper at but joints? Or cut bevel I had a few screws pop right through to far. So sounds like break away any loose broken corner pcs of drywall and any loose paper,...
by kurt333
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 342
Views: 10074

Re: Replacing Bay Window

I see. So maybe get a 17L pail of all purpose. Last time I went with quite a bit of smaller pails of cheaper stuff at home hardware, there in house brand, cant remmber what its called. And that small quick set stuff 90 or whatever it was. It was mainly good for getthing through the taping stages qui...
by kurt333
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 342
Views: 10074

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Hey thanks.
Its about 320 sq ft of walls im doing, and minus the windows spaces. So not much then.
So buy all purpose in the pails maybe, big pails. I can go read how much it does on the pail and boxes.
I think you said the dust free stuff doesnt work?
by kurt333
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 342
Views: 10074

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Hey what mud is best for this job? Pails of it, bag powder, bag box? The less dust stuff? Or just standard mud? Or light weight? Is it ok to join two pcs of drywall, that go vertical, with no wood backing behind them and use tape? Would that still hold up, or would it get broken and flex and crack? ...
by kurt333
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 342
Views: 10074

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Yes you bet, I have watched that video by matt many times. Im with you on this for sure. Indeed, its all great and everything for them to say skip the air/vap barrier, but I think its pretty near impossible to seal the elec boxes without it. And why take the chance anyways. According to the video, t...
by kurt333
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 342
Views: 10074

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Should I leave a gap of 1/8 between sheets of drywall? Or butt them up tight? Or doesnt matter. Run 4 screws on wall drywall sheets 4 ft run on studs and every 8 inch around edges? It does sound like from that video, that paint stops most moisture and acts as a VB, but if you dont use the VB, it wou...
by kurt333
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 342
Views: 10074

Re: Replacing Bay Window

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSdD9r5K4RU There is the smart barrier above, or membrain they call it. VB. wonder if it really works or how that can be... Hey I am putting my first drywall pc on, cutting one pc to go around window, all in one pc, the top pc first, and my total ceiling height is aro...
by kurt333
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 342
Views: 10074

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Thanks, good to know, drywall it is, gonna go pick it up, calculate one more time for sheets needed. It sure cuts fast and easy to work with and cut holes etc and forgiving. And sound deadening is a bonus too, can always fix dents and stuff too. Versus the wood paneling. Yes its that thin stuff at h...
by kurt333
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 342
Views: 10074

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Thanks, I agree, on all, sounds good. 3 ft would hold the posts good and secure. Put the notched open part and beam to sit towards the outside of the building, towards gutters or sofits? Is there any benefit to using drywall versus wood paneling? I understand that drywall is to code and fire proof o...
by kurt333
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 342
Views: 10074

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Thanks. Frost level is 18" here, I found out. They said dig another 6 inch and your good. But 3 ft sounds good. Ok so rest the rafters on the beam then use hurricane ties? Notch the posts with a recipe saw or hand saw or circ saw? Ok back to the vap barrier installed, got er done, I think maybe I di...
by kurt333
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 342
Views: 10074

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Pefect thanks. 3 ft is good, Then I have lots left over if I need to reuse the posts. I will look for some of that gravel. And I have all 6x6 posts. I wonder if I should make use of any metal hangers or ties they sell to hold the beam in place or rafters? Im wondering how I will get the height of th...
by kurt333
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 342
Views: 10074

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Thanks sounds good. For the anchor, I meant anchor for the posts so they dont go anywhere or lift, after I bury them in the ground. But maybe not needed? The headers would span, maybe 11 feet, and two 2x12 together to make the header? And the rafters I have are 13 ft I believe, and 2x8, and could ma...