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by tpirovol
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Cement stairs
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Cement stairs

How about pre-made risers and steps? I see them at Home Depot all the time?

https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.oak- ... 47179.html
Or
https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.mapl ... 33297.html

Thanks T
by tpirovol
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Cement stairs
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Cement stairs

Sorry will be putting down vinyl click. When you say rubber stair nosing, Is this what you mean?

https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.cinc ... 92936.html

Thanks Terry
by tpirovol
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Cement stairs
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Cement stairs

Hey Guys, I plan on putting vinyl down in my basement next week but the company does not make stair accessories. Just wondering what I could to cover the below 2x steps. I am hoping not to use MDF if possible. In the end will find a paint and paint the steps a color close to the floor. Floor is 1’x4...
by tpirovol
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Painting Ceiling
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Painting Ceiling

Hey Guys, I plan to paint my fresh drywall and recently primed ceiling. I am not the greatest at cutting but it seems that most don’t cut when doing the ceiling. Example in the video he paints 4” on the ceiling and 1” on the wall? My question is, can I paint as the video shows for the ceiling and th...
by tpirovol
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Before painting after sanding Question
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Before painting after sanding Question

Thanks Guys, Last question have you guys tried either of these zero VOC paints? Since this will be a kids play room just wondering if this is just as good as the normal stuff? I was thinking of just using the Emerald which is the best they sell with low VOC but not Zero. https://www.sherwin-williams...
by tpirovol
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Before painting after sanding Question
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Before painting after sanding Question

Hey Guys,

My drywaller is almost done should be finished sanding Monday. I have been reading online that some people recommend cleaning the walls before they paint and some say just paint.

What do you recommend?
Thanks T
by tpirovol
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement window trim
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Basement window trim

Hey guys, Should this be 1/2 or 3/4? Also having trouble finding the right one can someone let me know from homedepot.ca what I should get? Going tomorrow. https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/categories/building-materials/lumber-and-composites/plywood.html?searchterm=plywood# Sorry I am a noob! Terry
by tpirovol
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Door size help
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: Door size help

It doesn't need a threshold. I will go and find out from HD home much the difference is.

Thanks for all your help
T
by tpirovol
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Door size help
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: Door size help

So should I go to HD and order a 78" by 30"? Or just cut it down?

Thoughts?
by tpirovol
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement window trim
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Basement window trim

Ok so the best a little bit of moisture (Dripping off window, potentially) then would Pine be the best? This will be painted on both sides like you recommended!

Thanks Again.
by tpirovol
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement window trim
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Basement window trim

Hey Guys, Just wondering what type of wood I should use to frame out the window? This is what I am trying to achieve? 6A4462BD-928A-4384-86B0-6B5E54528319.jpeg Was thinking this wood? https://www.lowes.ca/plywood/taiga-building-products-34-x-4-ft-x-8-ft-fir-sanded-face-plywood_g1406052.html Thanks T
by tpirovol
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Door size help
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Door size help

Hey Guys,

So I need a door for the furnace room. The floor will be concrete with no flooring on top. I just measured the door and it is 79 3/4 x 31 3/4. I can get a 30” door but what about the height?

Thanks T
by tpirovol
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Trim in basement
Replies: 9
Views: 175

Re: Trim in basement

Thanks guys, in Canada when it gets to -20 and using a humidifier the windows get a little wet but only on the coldest days. I haven’t seen it on my Windows in the basement but have seen it during parties at friends houses hence the ask. I will do like you said spruce and paint both sides. Appreciat...
by tpirovol
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Trim in basement
Replies: 9
Views: 175

Re: Trim in basement

Thanks guys,

I have seen in other homes during very cold days condensation on the windows and around that general area. Sorry I thought MDF was water resistant. What is the best to use just in case of moisture?

Just trying to be cautious .
Thanks T
by tpirovol
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Trim in basement
Replies: 9
Views: 175

Re: Trim in basement

So mdf is what to use? Sorry 5’ door :)
by tpirovol
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Small Bathroom Heating
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Small Bathroom Heating

Hey guys,

I have a very small bathrooms that has no heating. If I leave the door open it’s ok but if I close the door it get a little cold on the cold days. Is their a plug in heater that is thin that can be mounted on the wall?

Thanks T
by tpirovol
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Trim in basement
Replies: 9
Views: 175

Trim in basement

Hey Guys,

Need to trim around the windows in the basement. Just wondering if I should use Mdf or anything else? Also I have a room that needs a 5” door where can I get one from?

Thanks T
by tpirovol
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Help Vinyl Flooring
Replies: 10
Views: 221

Re: Help Vinyl Flooring

Thanks guys. After reading about the Toxic stuff in Vinyl think I am just going to do tile. It’s going to cost more and will be colder but it won’t have off gasing and won’t have to worry about the water. This is what I have on the other half of my basement. https://www.centura.ca/en/products/tile/p...
by tpirovol
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Help Vinyl Flooring
Replies: 10
Views: 221

Re: Help Vinyl Flooring

Thanks Shannon, two ?? 1) My house has a flooding issue from the city. It should happens every 5-7 years and is not bad and only gets to an area 5-7’ of the 25x25. I was going to stay away from cork for that reason as I don’t want swelling or mold hence plastic underpad. In saying that I intend to l...
by tpirovol
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Help Vinyl Flooring
Replies: 10
Views: 221

Re: Help Vinyl Flooring

Sorry links should work now. Let me know your thoughts and what Vinyl planks you liked over the years.

Thanks T
by tpirovol
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Window Frame Material?
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Window Frame Material?

Hi Everyone,

I need to install trim around the basement windows. This is going from the window to the framing. Just wondering if I should use MDF or is their something even better?

Thanks T
by tpirovol
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Help Vinyl Flooring
Replies: 10
Views: 221

Help Vinyl Flooring

Hey Everyone, Looking to finish my basement and don’t want carpet down their and tile would be much $$$ and cold. Have settled on Vinyl with a max budget around $4 which is generous. Just wondering what everyone recommends and if anyone has installed either of the below? 1) Duraclic Black Walnut (Bo...
by tpirovol
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Re-Caulking Backsplash?
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: Re-Caulking Backsplash?

Thanks Guys,

Is their a specific one you would recommend? I am in Toronto and we have both Lowe’s, Homedepot and a ton of specialty stores.

Thanks Terry
by tpirovol
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Re-Caulking Backsplash?
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re-Caulking Backsplash?

Hi Everyone, Noticed that my backsplash caulking was separating. Hoping someone can help answer the below? The island is granite not sure what type of tile the backsplash is. 1) What is the best caulking to use? I was thinking GE2 kitchen and bath? 2) What is the best way to remove the old caulking?...
by tpirovol
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Filling block under furnace (Radon)
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Filling block under furnace (Radon)

Thanks for all your help Shannon, In the end took off the filter and was hollow under. We then used an angle grinder to remove the floor of the furnace. As you can see it was a giant void, forgot to take a before of the furnace area but their was 3 blocks not 2. Used the concrete mix as you suggeste...
by tpirovol
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Rim Joist Sill Plate Insluation worth the effort?
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Rim Joist Sill Plate Insluation worth the effort?

Hey Guys, So I followed your suggestions on another post and used 2.5” foam and then sprayed around it per header plate. I then used 2x6 insulation after that. My sill plate goes right to the end of the block and is fairly tight to the block. Since I have framed it out it is a bit difficult to get a...
by tpirovol
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Outdoor Drain To Sump (No P-Trap)
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: Outdoor Drain To Sump (No P-Trap)

K cool that is what I was thinking as well. I will try the trap reduced to a 3” and if that doesn’t fit I will do as you suggest.

Thanks as normal Shannon!
by tpirovol
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Filling block under furnace (Radon)
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Filling block under furnace (Radon)

Thanks Shannon, In the end I am going to go a bit more extreme. Since I don't know if their are other blocks or voids I am going to remove the blower motor and cut out a part of the furnace floor. I will then fill in all the voids and put the cover back on and seal it all back up. Last question if t...
by tpirovol
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Outdoor Drain To Sump (No P-Trap)
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Outdoor Drain To Sump (No P-Trap)

Hi Everyone, I have an outdoor catch basin that connects to my sump pit without a P-Trap. The house has an extension and the basement was lowered so they connected the drain to the sump as their are no sewers on that side of the basement. I am sealing the sump for a radon mitigation and the installe...
by tpirovol
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Filling block under furnace (Radon)
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Filling block under furnace (Radon)

Hey Everyone, I bought my home under foreclosure about 9 years ago and it has been one thing after another. I have been testing the radon as I want to fix the basement and I am getting close to the EU 100bq but well under Canada's standard of 200bq. In the end my logic is any number is to much so I ...