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by Clarence
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Step flashing in front or behind rigid foam?
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Step flashing in front or behind rigid foam?

Where is the water barrier? the leg of the flashing should be under the barrier.
by Clarence
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck ledger to brick wall
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: Deck ledger to brick wall

https://www.awc.org/pdf/codes-standards ... e-1405.pdf
Check page # 15
NO deck ledger board shall be supported by a Brick Veneer wall it is NON-STRUCTURAL.
by Clarence
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Cargo Trailer
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Cargo Trailer

Years ago I purchased an used U-Haul trailer it was very well constructed I used as a construction trailer never had a problem with it.
by Clarence
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Steel stud framing - what to do along wall?
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Steel stud framing - what to do along wall?

What guage studs are you using.
One screw should be just fine.
If you want to insure the studs don't move install bridging @ the lowest point & the highest point bridging can be either 3/4" or 1-1/2" cold rolled channel.
by Clarence
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Textured bathroom ceiling
Replies: 13
Views: 355

Re: Textured bathroom ceiling

As per the Gypsum Construction Handbook USG Centennial copyright 2000. Page # 127 Water - Resistant Gypsum panel application: " Sheetrock Brand Gypsum Panels, Water resistant Firecode Type X & Water resistant Firecode C are Specially designed to minimize moisture problems" for use in bathrooms, powe...
by Clarence
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Textured bathroom ceiling
Replies: 13
Views: 355

Re: Textured bathroom ceiling

Make sure you read the data sheet most joint compounds state "for use in areas not subject to moisture"
by Clarence
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Absolute best way to properly level a ceiling?
Replies: 21
Views: 451

Re: HELP... this gal needs to know fast...

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This is the Unitarian Church Charleston SC. Master of Plaster NO SANDING required.
by Clarence
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Absolute best way to properly level a ceiling?
Replies: 21
Views: 451

Re: HELP... this gal needs to know fast...

Check out the web site for Master of Plaster ALL of the work on the Church ceiling that is displayed on the logo was compleyed with no sanding , Also Dock Street Theater was all completed with NO sanding.
by Clarence
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Absolute best way to properly level a ceiling?
Replies: 21
Views: 451

Re: HELP... this gal needs to know fast...

Ask the contractors why they can not remove the texture than skim coat & using say a 8 or 10 foot straight edge fill in all low areas so the entire ceiling is on the same plane. In the plaster trade we make ceiling & walls finishing to be on the same plane all the time. Now a day they can even use a...
by Clarence
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Order of drywall taping
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Re: Order of drywall taping

You need to read up on this article. Matching Joint Compound with the Proper Tape.
" It is NOT recommended to use drying compounds with FIBERGLASS Joint Tape "
by Clarence
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: avoiding bubbles in joint compound
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: avoiding bubbles in joint compound

What I add depends on what type of repair & how large it is. Some examples of an additive. USG Diamond finish Plaster. USG Gauging Plaster Sifted USG Structo-Lite Plaster. For a higher PSI rating add USH Hydro-Cal Cement Plaster. For very quick set Moulding Plaster OR Hydro - Cal Plaster. Keep in mi...
by Clarence
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: avoiding bubbles in joint compound
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: avoiding bubbles in joint compound

I don't do drywall but have used the Joint compounds before. The tech data sheet STATES " DO NOT MIX WITH ANY OTHER MATERIAL " Yes I have & still do add other plaster products with ALL PORPOSE Joint compound & it works better than the straight compound plus with my additive you can trowel it smooth ...
by Clarence
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Framing under an I Beam
Replies: 10
Views: 253

Re: Framing under an I Beam

Check out the Caddy Clip Catalog they have many clips for attaching to steel beams.
by Clarence
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: retaining wall
Replies: 6
Views: 108

Re: retaining wall

Pressure wash it very well than apply a Mineral coating for Masonry. Most mineral coating are potassium silicate these type coatings become an integral part of the surface that it is applied to. If you parge / stucco over that wall with earth on the other the stucco coating will delaminate do to the...
by Clarence
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Concrete mixes
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: Concrete mixes

Blasting Abrasive ( silica sand ) should be ok for your mix most blasting sand is washed & grades Sand.
If the sieve size is with in standards for concrete mix requirement there is not a problem.
by Clarence
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Cinderblock wall options
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Cinderblock wall options

Being the existing wall has been painted you would have to use metal lath to apply a Stucco finish this would be a very high cost compared to drywall. You may want to look at the STO Corp. synthetic stucco bases & finishes. Look for STO RFP Base it is a synthetic base that can be applied over the pa...
by Clarence
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: sheer strength of structural screws
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: sheer strength of structural screws

Check the Fastening Handbook for anchoring all base materials.
My book is Powers Fasteners.
All the info you need will be in this handbook it will give you LOAD CAPACITIES , Anchor sizes & styles , Performance Data.
by Clarence
Tue May 28, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: stucco re-do
Replies: 8
Views: 138

Re: stucco re-do

Yes you can use the plywood water barrier paper than do your Stucco to bring it out to the same plane as the existing Stucco. Than use the STO product to level out the existing Stucco @ the intersection of existing Stucco & new Stucco use the 9 inch wide 4.5 oz mesh to bridge the edges of the two St...
by Clarence
Tue May 28, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: stucco re-do
Replies: 8
Views: 138

Re: stucco re-do

If the existing Stucco HAS NOT been painted you can use a premix base coat material like STO , BTSB base material or even STO , BTSB Plus both of these will work very well & adhesion will be very good. Than you can apply a Synthetic Finish coat color & texture maybe selected from their standard colo...
by Clarence
Fri May 17, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Grout haze on tile
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Re: Grout haze on tile

See if you can find this product.
Grout Film & Coating Remover by ProSoCo, Inc.
by Clarence
Mon May 13, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Horizontal crack along both sides of an exterior wall
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Horizontal crack along both sides of an exterior wall

You don't have a big problem with those cracks. Photo # 1 that crack is caused buy the thickness change in the Stucco it is caused by the dimensional changes Stucco will crack along it's weakest plane note you have textured Stucco the weak plane will be the thinner part of the Stucco. Photo # 2 is a...
by Clarence
Mon May 06, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: What Is This?!
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: What Is This?!

Having been in the Plaster trade for over 40 years I would use the Master of Plaster product NO primer is required will adhere to the paint NO sanding is required & is easy to use compared to Sheet Rock products plus you can match all textures from very smooth to rough.
by Clarence
Mon May 06, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: What Is This?!
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: What Is This?!

Looks like conventional three coat Plaster.
by Clarence
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Outside spigot thread not fitting properly
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Outside spigot thread not fitting properly

Get the fitting that goes from Pipe ( NPT ) to Hose fitting.
by Clarence
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Peeling Paint, just seal it?
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: Peeling Paint, just seal it?

Looks like you have Plaster walls. High moisture will cause the problem as in the last picture.
If the house has been closed for a period of time with no temperature control paint will peel off plaster.
by Clarence
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Baseboard help (sizing, affixing, cinderblock walls, etc.)
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Baseboard help (sizing, affixing, cinderblock walls, etc.)

Your base board was attached to a screed board that was used as a reference for the plaster thickness, than the base board was attached to this screed board. To replace the base board install a new screed board the same thickness as the plaster wall than select a new base board that is about 1 inch ...
by Clarence
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Drain size for flat roof
Replies: 1
Views: 150

Re: Drain size for flat roof

You need to calculate the roof area & rain fall for your area to get the correct size drain pipe. Research Roof drain Calculation it will help you figure the correct material.
by Clarence
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Repointing cement bricks
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: Repointing cement bricks

The young lad is very close to what your problem is. The Mortar joints should be softer than the brick. If the bricks were laid using the wrong mortar it would cause the joints to crack also could cause the brick to crack. If you plan on repointing the joints the existing joints need to be cut back ...
by Clarence
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Tile / Baseboard
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: Tile / Baseboard

Install a nailer strip at the base before you set the tile strip should be on the same plane as the finish tile.
by Clarence
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Vinyl siding over stucco
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: Vinyl siding over stucco

My mistake yes tapcons