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by Clarence
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Thermal Insulation System
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: Thermal Insulation System

If you would pick a manufacture like say STO. Submit your design wall make up, STO will than give you the proper wall assemblies to be used in your location. If you follow the manufactures wall system you should have no problem. Skip or delete any of the preferred steps as designed by the manufactur...
by Clarence
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tapeless drywall finish?
Replies: 22
Views: 98

Re: Tapeless drywall finish?

It may be OK for a DIY'er but it does not state any where that it is approved by the National Gypsum Association or any other manufacturer of Gypsum products. NO ASTM certification? Does it comply with ASTM C475? Quote from USG General Limitations " USG joint compounds are not compatible with and sh...
by Clarence
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Grinding basement concrete floor
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: Grinding basement concrete floor

Rent a concrete walk behind to resurface the floor.
by Clarence
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Drywall not matching plaster thickness
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Drywall not matching plaster thickness

You can use U S G Structo-Lite plaster applied to the drywall than using a long straight edge & using the existing plaster as a guide ( screed ) rake all high areas off & fill all low spots. Depending on what type drywall you used it may need a bonding agent. The new plastered area will require a fi...
by Clarence
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Preparing a bathroom wall for painting
Replies: 7
Views: 99

Re: Preparing a bathroom wall for painting

Veneer Plaster can be found at most drywall supply warehouses.
Veneer plaster would not be a stock item in the big box stores.
Depending on DIYer location it maybe a special order.
by Clarence
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Preparing a bathroom wall for painting
Replies: 7
Views: 99

Re: Preparing a bathroom wall for painting

I am not a fan of using a Joint Compound over an existing Plaster substrate as moisture will cause delamination over time. You should be using a Veneer plaster over Plaster.
by Clarence
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Wallpaper Glue and Primer
Replies: 6
Views: 102

Re: Wallpaper Glue and Primer

I need to adjust the moisture reading it should be 6%
by Clarence
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Wallpaper Glue and Primer
Replies: 6
Views: 102

Re: Wallpaper Glue and Primer

I don't do any type of painting but have plenty of Plaster knowledge. With the amount of water that was used to remove the paper you will need to let the walls dry out. Depending on the moisture / humidity in your area plaster can & will retain a lot of water / moisture. If the walls are primed & th...
by Clarence
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Lowering ceiling by 1.5"
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: Lowering ceiling by 1.5"

For using 2" X 3" instead of 2" X 2' is fine you just can't go smaller than the 2' X 2".
To find the metal grid research metal Grid for drywall panels they are manufactured by USG & Armstrong.
by Clarence
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Lowering ceiling by 1.5"
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: Lowering ceiling by 1.5"

USG recommendation The Gypsum Construction Handbook page # 3 PARA: 4 " Application wood furring applied across framing. Furring should be nom. 2" X 2" minimum ( may be nom. 1" X 3" if panels are screw attached ). It also states 3/4" furring is not recommended. To drop ceiling with out a soffit look ...
by Clarence
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Ceiling fix
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: Ceiling fix

You used the term GYPROC if you have a Gypsum base board with a Plaster finish & a drywall product was used for the repair than you cannot stop the cracking. You must use the proper plaster repair material.
by Clarence
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: how attach foam board on sliding glass door
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: how attach foam board on sliding glass door

If you want to adhere EPS (foam ) to glass & many other things use a Dispersion Adhesive.
by Clarence
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Water leak when it rains, please help.
Replies: 15
Views: 902

Re: Water leak when it rains, please help.

Do you know if paper backed Lath was used?
If it was you have a bigger problem.
Also the last photo of the soffit area the soffit material was installed before the Stucco was applied this is a point that water can enter & get behind the felt paper.
by Clarence
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Water leak when it rains, please help.
Replies: 15
Views: 902

Re: Water leak when it rains, please help.

Yes you should have had kick out @ the termination of the flashing. All the caulking at the bottom of the flashing is incorrect. Flashing is designed to allow any water that gets behind the stucco to exit at the flashing. In your case the flashing is caulked to the shingles & it does NOT meet standa...
by Clarence
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Water leak when it rains, please help.
Replies: 15
Views: 902

Re: Water leak when it rains, please help.

Your problem is the Flashing is in bedded in & behind the Stucco. Also the black caulking is sealing water in there is NO exit for any water that gets behind the Stucco to exit. There is NO kick out flashing where the RED circle is in the photo. The facia board is also in bedded in the Stucco. The f...
by Clarence
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Step flashing in front or behind rigid foam?
Replies: 2
Views: 82

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: 6
Views: 503

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: 470

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: 216

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: 445

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: 445

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: 522

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: 522

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: 522

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: 328

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: 321

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: 321

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: 345

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: 144

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: 291

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.