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by CosmosisT
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Ceiling dust after popcorn removal
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Ceiling dust after popcorn removal

Can you rephrase?

Would sound like the expectation is to wipe the wall quickly of dust before prime and a damp cloth/mop would do it.

Either way he's the contractor why is he asking you to do things? Need more details/pictures.
by CosmosisT
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: 3x 14/2 and 1x CAT6 cables through concrete.
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: 3x 14/2 and 1x CAT6 cables through concrete.

Use Shielded Cat6 and it should be more than okay.
by CosmosisT
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Dog pee leaked through flooring upstairs, can smell it downstairs
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: Dog pee leaked through flooring upstairs, can smell it downstairs

I did a quick round with the Arm and Hammer Oxy Formula for pets and Fabreeze. So far the stink is gone. I'll probably follow up if need be with some Nature's Secret got a bottle shipping.

Don't think there will be a need for drywall removal or anything extensive.
by CosmosisT
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to paint trims and baseboards without getting brush lines
Replies: 7
Views: 429

Re: How to paint trims and baseboards without getting brush lines

You applied it to thick, You can fix this by keeping less paint on the brush and clean it every 3 - 4 dips. How to clean: - Dip your brush into the required thinner and get it throughout. - Dip the brush then into water and rinse the paint out - Put your brush on a spinner, and spin it inside a buck...
by CosmosisT
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Dog pee leaked through flooring upstairs, can smell it downstairs
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: Dog pee leaked through flooring upstairs, can smell it downstairs

Yeah, that's probably what I may do, not sure there's a secret trick and if there is, it'd be the drilling holes and spraying (if that'll work) I still need to paint but luckily the pee hasn't damaged the surface any, can pull my BIN out any-time that stuff is fantastic. The flooring dates back WWII...
by CosmosisT
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Dog pee leaked through flooring upstairs, can smell it downstairs
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Dog pee leaked through flooring upstairs, can smell it downstairs

My puppy in training peed on the floor and it leaked through to the ceiling downstairs. I'm not sure how to feel, what kind of a hole I got myself into with this situation but I need help/advice. I don't know how much is affected but I can't go ripping down a full hall-way some bathroom/kitchen dryw...
by CosmosisT
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating/sealing tricky attic eave and a wall that leaks air (old wood-siding no sheathing)
Replies: 17
Views: 641

Re: Insulating/sealing tricky attic eave and a wall that leaks air (old wood-siding no sheathing)

It'd be overkill compared to what was there but it'll go up, I rather a perfect job to last the ages. I really appreciate the helpful tips, answers to my questions and more. I'm quite young so it's nice that there's older generations willing to pass/share what they've learned down to those who'll li...
by CosmosisT
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating/sealing tricky attic eave and a wall that leaks air (old wood-siding no sheathing)
Replies: 17
Views: 641

Re: Insulating/sealing tricky attic eave and a wall that leaks air (old wood-siding no sheathing)

Would there be a solid reason why? I can understand why, but nothing definitive except for safe guarding the product/minimizing all leaks (that's assuming there's a few after this is done).
by CosmosisT
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating/sealing tricky attic eave and a wall that leaks air (old wood-siding no sheathing)
Replies: 17
Views: 641

Re: Insulating/sealing tricky attic eave and a wall that leaks air (old wood-siding no sheathing)

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Been a busy few weeks, some discoveries and fixes.

Whole home needs to be re-insulated with time, bad batts galore. Plans are to go through and seal and route the air-flow up and to the attic and maintain a good seal on the walls.
by CosmosisT
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Table discoloration/damage? How to restore
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Table discoloration/damage? How to restore

If you can't wash the cloudy stains out, that's a heat-stain, you've damaged the clear-coat. There's a few things I'd do first, before re-finishing. Try this first: (Only if you're confident it's not veneering, it may separate the glue; polish instead) You need: Wash Towel and Iron, You place the wa...
by CosmosisT
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: MDF - Speaker cabinet damaged - how to properly paint
Replies: 10
Views: 421

Re: MDF - Speaker cabinet damaged - how to properly paint

Spray painting didn't go as planned, limited space and high VOC. Had some runs here and there. Attempted early sanding (cause the can claimed fast dry times but in the specs hardener takes 1 - 3 days) I wasn't aware and ruined it. To save myself money as each spray can costed $15, I bought a regular...
by CosmosisT
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating/sealing tricky attic eave and a wall that leaks air (old wood-siding no sheathing)
Replies: 17
Views: 641

Re: Insulating/sealing tricky attic eave and a wall that leaks air (old wood-siding no sheathing)

I think I should be able to manage that or better, rafters opt for more if I can. In your video the sill, and trim around the door is attached before inserted (exterior portion). I'm hoping that's my case and I can take it out in one piece. If I needed to replace the cladding, can I buy the pieces t...
by CosmosisT
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: joint compound, which one?
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: joint compound, which one?

It'd be easier to use all-purpose for setting the tape and second coat, not better. Best procedure would be a durabond at each joint and tape-line. Your second-coat/skim would be an all-purpose or dust-control product. There's really nothing much to it now a days other than options, but it's tricky ...
by CosmosisT
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating/sealing tricky attic eave and a wall that leaks air (old wood-siding no sheathing)
Replies: 17
Views: 641

Re: Insulating/sealing tricky attic eave and a wall that leaks air (old wood-siding no sheathing)

Been taking a small break, I did open the project up more exposing the rafters insulation. Found that I may be able to install some 2" soffits along the eaves as there's a small cavity for it (future addition). Will probably do as I am doing with the walls. PL glue 1" spacers to each side of the stu...
by CosmosisT
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: MDF - Speaker cabinet damaged - how to properly paint
Replies: 10
Views: 421

Re: MDF - Speaker cabinet damaged - how to properly paint

I'll get pictures up soon, but I basically thus far drilled out portions of damaged MDF, and chipped away any access paint, filling voids with wood-filler. I went through it all with 120 Grit to bring down the wood fill once it had dried solid (a day or so). The sides from when laminate was removed ...
by CosmosisT
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating/sealing tricky attic eave and a wall that leaks air (old wood-siding no sheathing)
Replies: 17
Views: 641

Re: Insulating/sealing tricky attic eave and a wall that leaks air (old wood-siding no sheathing)

Now if I can only remember where I left the $20,000. must be in my other coat pocket... lol (In time I'll have a job like this appraised and see if it can be done, do like the tech involved) I think I can manage the attic portion, seems straight forward. Between the cold-wall and opened up wall, tha...
by CosmosisT
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: MDF - Speaker cabinet damaged - how to properly paint
Replies: 10
Views: 421

Re: MDF - Speaker cabinet damaged - how to properly paint

Picture updates, I think the fill went alright I'll likely sand down the corners remove the sharp edges clean it up but this is looking good.

Hopefully this goes down well! Not regretting digging holes out and filling deeper things are strong!
by CosmosisT
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: MDF - Speaker cabinet damaged - how to properly paint
Replies: 10
Views: 421

Re: MDF - Speaker cabinet damaged - how to properly paint

I dug out the markings more, drilled and cut out a cavity and inserted wood-filler I had on hand. If I sand this, the left over-fuzz does that get covered by the primer and sanded smooth? Also am deciding to go with a B-I-N spray product, should be appropriate for the project and it comes in a spray...
by CosmosisT
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating/sealing tricky attic eave and a wall that leaks air (old wood-siding no sheathing)
Replies: 17
Views: 641

Re: Insulating/sealing tricky attic eave and a wall that leaks air (old wood-siding no sheathing)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5uGtQNi7gs I saw this video and wondered what you thought, it looks to be the solution in my case but I can't say how much it'd cost or if it'd be viable. For insulating the cold wall, it'd be tricky but I can do it. I'd have to cut that cold wall out and go inside a...
by CosmosisT
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: MDF - Speaker cabinet damaged - how to properly paint
Replies: 10
Views: 421

Re: MDF - Speaker cabinet damaged - how to properly paint

In the second picture you can see the machined MDF with a rough painted surface in around the holes on its face high-end finish with a nasty nicks/scars. This portion I believe 90% it's a paint. In my mind I'd think for filling too, I'd need to cut out the marks more and maybe drill small holes this...
by CosmosisT
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: MDF - Speaker cabinet damaged - how to properly paint
Replies: 10
Views: 421

Re: MDF - Speaker cabinet damaged - how to properly paint

Pardon the garden setup on the table, seedling time! The MDF was laminated top to bottom and back. The front would appear MDF with a nice finish. It's in great shape just gouges taken out of the body and face of the unit. I can't get any close-ups on the damage, with this camera but these pictures s...
by CosmosisT
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: MDF - Speaker cabinet damaged - how to properly paint
Replies: 10
Views: 421

MDF - Speaker cabinet damaged - how to properly paint

How does one achieve a professional prime on MDF corner/face and make for a glossy finish? Speaker took a nasty fall and I had to remove all the laminate and now see about patching gouges and marks throughout. Painting will be last but need a full-proof process, to turning them from rough to brand n...
by CosmosisT
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating/sealing tricky attic eave and a wall that leaks air (old wood-siding no sheathing)
Replies: 17
Views: 641

Re: Insulating/sealing tricky devil-traps and a wall that leaks air.

http://wxfieldguide.com/ny/NewYorkWxFg/AtticsRoofs/knee_wall_optiona_b_view1_pflow0000.jpg I am not sure of the terminology most accepted, but heard of these being called a few things. The corner of the attic if you will? This is what I'm looking at: GOPR1050.JPG The cold-wall leads into this corne...
by CosmosisT
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Dirty dishes after a dishwasher cycle
Replies: 18
Views: 731

Re: Dirty dishes after a dishwasher cycle

Definitely good reads. :)
by CosmosisT
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Is there a maximum breaker / wire for a 700W baseboard?
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: Is there a maximum breaker / wire for a 700W baseboard?

14 gauge wire is used for lights and switches, it is easily worked with making it suitable for LIGHTS. This wire is limited to 1,800watts, [email protected]! 12 gauge wire is used for outlets/heaters, it is harder to work with but delivers more power This wire is limited to 2,400watts, [email protected]! There'...
by CosmosisT
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Dirty dishes after a dishwasher cycle
Replies: 18
Views: 731

Re: Dirty dishes after a dishwasher cycle

If it wasn't always like this, I'd check the water-line 100%; make sure the jets aren't calcified and various settlements haven't made their way in. I'd attempt using CLR on any of the pieces water shoots out and check the water-line. Would just think pressure is gone and it being the lower-rack may...
by CosmosisT
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating/sealing tricky attic eave and a wall that leaks air (old wood-siding no sheathing)
Replies: 17
Views: 641

Insulating/sealing tricky attic eave and a wall that leaks air (old wood-siding no sheathing)

Dealing with cold walls, and a leaky door threshold working into the joists (flooring). Recently finished removing a lot of wallpaper, did an extensive amount of mudding (should have re-sheeted). Ran into some problems, few being it was just rather cold in this one spot, and others damage from moist...