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by Jmaclicious
Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Subfloor preparation for tiles and hardwood
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: Subfloor preparation for tiles and hardwood

Hi, In my old house I have old wood boards as a sub-floor (please see the pictures). As I am remodeling, I want to install new hardwoods around the house and tiles + floor heating in the bathroom. I am looking for the recommendation how to support it and prepare better. How would you recommend to p...
by Jmaclicious
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Interior basement walls
Replies: 1
Views: 150

Re: Interior basement walls

Thanks for all the great advice and help in your videos and forums. What is the best way to frame a inside corner for a basement wall, what does the drywall attach to ? Thanks Frame your corners that of an L (So 1 stud edge, then nail the stud sideways to that), gives you lots of room for backing.....
by Jmaclicious
Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Mud to Prime Prep
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Mud to Prime Prep

A lot of painters don't wipe down the walls for dust as the priming covers it and it would consume a lot of their time, as long as its not a thick layer of dust of course.. I always just go quick with a microfiber cloth.
by Jmaclicious
Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Looking to temporary wire light..
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Looking to temporary wire light..

They sell extension cables for most brands of lighting. They should have them at the store that you bought the LED light from. Hmm I do not see any extension cables for this brand, even looked at their website and seen nothing, I tried emailing them to double check.. I mean I did buy them on sale f...
by Jmaclicious
Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Floating basement walls
Replies: 7
Views: 564

Re: Floating basement walls

Thanks for the response Shannon. So to clarify you would frame out the soffit first then slide the wall under that to attach it to the soffit? It's kind of a weird spot because the soffit will end at the wall so I wasn't sure if I would build the soffit after to secure the end to the wall or vice v...
by Jmaclicious
Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Looking to temporary wire light..
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Looking to temporary wire light..

Thanks guys! That worked nicely, now another question (Sorry)! I want to add some lighting in the other areas of basement that have none, I want to stick as cheap as possible for plain fixture & light bulb for temporary use so I am not stumbling around the basement in the dark... I know I would use...
by Jmaclicious
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: GFCIs on grounded and ungrounded circuits
Replies: 14
Views: 607

Re: GFCIs on grounded and ungrounded circuits

emtnut wrote: In an ungrounded wiring home, you would still only use 1 GFCI (start of circuit). You would change the rest of the receptacles to regular 3 prong, but label them GFCI protected. Aaron wrote: But if you did that, the downstream receptacles... Thanks for the post, I cannot figure out if...
by Jmaclicious
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Looking to temporary wire light..
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Looking to temporary wire light..

Use what you've got, but change it out later. Even though a 12g wire from switch to lights won't hurt anything, it's better to keep the entire circuit the same so that there is no confusion later on should work need to be done on that circuit. I agree with Sprucy ... No problem using the 12awg for ...
by Jmaclicious
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Looking to temporary wire light..
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Looking to temporary wire light..

Hey, so I am working on my basement.. I have recessed dimmable lights already there (they will be removed and all replaced with new stuff) but I need more light in my basement to see.. One section of the dimmable lights works, the other half (6 lights) is missing wiring to a dimmable light switch.. ...
by Jmaclicious
Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to make this ceiling smooth like drywall?
Replies: 47
Views: 2339

Re: How to make this ceiling smooth like drywall?

A. Spruce wrote:Nice work! Did you leave it smooth or spray a texture, pix are not that detailed. Good work though. 8-)
Haha sorry, dirty phone! Smooth as a babies bottom! :mrgreen:
by Jmaclicious
Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to make this ceiling smooth like drywall?
Replies: 47
Views: 2339

Re: How to make this ceiling smooth like drywall?

and another that couldnt fit above. :mrgreen:
by Jmaclicious
Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to make this ceiling smooth like drywall?
Replies: 47
Views: 2339

Re: How to make this ceiling smooth like drywall?

Finally just got around to finishing the painting in the living room.. as well as the ceiling, trim etc, took me a while but heres some pictures of the end result! ceiling turned out amazing imo.
by Jmaclicious
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Painting deck screws?
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Painting deck screws?

So my kitchen shelf fell down the other day, annoying.. but I guess one side wasn't screwed into the stud and the liquid nail must've got way too hot since I upgraded furnace a while back to the point where it went soft/loose.. so I went and bought cheap white metal brackets from homedepot and reins...
by Jmaclicious
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to make this ceiling smooth like drywall?
Replies: 47
Views: 2339

Re: How to make this ceiling smooth like drywall?

How did the ceiling look once the primer dried to a flat sheen? Ceiling looked pretty good once it dried but I went ahead and put on another coat of mud on thinned out with a roller to speed it up a bit, I figure I'll do one more extra to be safe and trowel off in the other direction and it should ...
by Jmaclicious
Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to make this ceiling smooth like drywall?
Replies: 47
Views: 2339

Re: How to make this ceiling smooth like drywall?

Unfortunately, no amount of primer or paint is going to smooth out the surface, if you want baby's butt smooth, then it has to be that way from the start. You may or may not need to float the whole thing, start by concentrating on the areas that are most noticeable. From there you can determine if ...
by Jmaclicious
Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to make this ceiling smooth like drywall?
Replies: 47
Views: 2339

Re: How to make this ceiling smooth like drywall?

Damn, I did 3 coats of skim and sanded... it all looked pretty good at the time so I went and tried a first coat of primer to see how it would turn out, but that really highlighted problems I couldn't see prior! I wonder if I should skim another coat before I sand and prime again, or will 2nd coat o...
by Jmaclicious
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Metal Stud/L-Angle screw keeps coming loose.
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Metal Stud/L-Angle screw keeps coming loose.

Curious, I have bulkhead set up in my basement (I used 1.5" metal stud & track up against joists, with L-Angle to connect the 1x4 to each other across the span)... I also have a 10,000 box of grabber wafer screws that I ordered from local drywall/steel stud supplier.. however some screws I noticed c...
by Jmaclicious
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Favorite Tools
Replies: 30
Views: 1188

Re: Favorite Tools

A. Spruce wrote:Toss 'em out there, what is your favorite tool or tools in your arsenal?

My Laser Distance Tape Measure! Especially because I work alone 99% of the time as my buddies are awful!
by Jmaclicious
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to make this ceiling smooth like drywall?
Replies: 47
Views: 2339

Re: How to make this ceiling smooth like drywall?

Overhead work, no matter what it is, sucks. We feel your pain, as we've done it countless times ourselves... Awesome Idea! and thanks for the suggestion! I noticed the mud is pretty soft to touch, I wonder.. should I use a 150 grit range drywall screen/paper before I put on the 3rd and hopefully fi...
by Jmaclicious
Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to make this ceiling smooth like drywall?
Replies: 47
Views: 2339

Re: How to make this ceiling smooth like drywall?

The lite finishing (last picture) would be my choice but any of them will do the job. I would mix it even with a paint mixer like Spruce suggested if all you have access to is your smaller drill, Oh I see its actually a impact... I guess that would still be better ten nothing unless you can find a ...
by Jmaclicious
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to make this ceiling smooth like drywall?
Replies: 47
Views: 2339

Re: How to make this ceiling smooth like drywall?

Thanks guys, wow... really under estimated how difficult mudding is... talk about neck, back, wrist and finger pain! Spent about 4ish hours putting on first layer of skim coat last night.. and then another few hours beginning the second coat today. Idk if I am doing it to thin by taking too much off...
by Jmaclicious
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to make this ceiling smooth like drywall?
Replies: 47
Views: 2339

Re: How to make this ceiling smooth like drywall?

That is a perfect repair on that trim! Great job! 8-) I would not use setting mud for floating because it is going to set too quickly, even if you mix it soupy. If you are adept at using setting mud go for it, otherwise, you will have better results from using topping mud. Put on a layer, as thin a...
by Jmaclicious
Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Finishing a Basement
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: Finishing a Basement

This is definitely food for thought, thank you! I generally agree with the "out with the old" points. I was thinking it would save time, money and hassle to keep it and as the basement is dry and warm as-is then it wouldn't be any issue. (Plus, I detest dealing with the old fiberglass insulation.) ...
by Jmaclicious
Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to make this ceiling smooth like drywall?
Replies: 47
Views: 2339

Re: How to make this ceiling smooth like drywall?

Thanks for the tips Spruce, here's a pic of how it looks ATM... I plan on painting a few coats of primer over it. I tried using the bondo to fill up the area by the ridge because the pieces I glued in sat a bit lower and raised up than the stock pieces. No problem, that's what we're here for. 8-) I...
by Jmaclicious
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Question about Basement
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: Question about Basement

Could this have something to do with those nails through the vapour barrier that I see or am I seeing this ?
by Jmaclicious
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to make this ceiling smooth like drywall?
Replies: 47
Views: 2339

Re: How to make this ceiling smooth like drywall?

Thanks for the tips Spruce, here's a pic of how it looks ATM... I plan on painting a few coats of primer over it. I tried using the bondo to fill up the area by the ridge because the pieces I glued in sat a bit lower and raised up than the stock pieces.
by Jmaclicious
Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to make this ceiling smooth like drywall?
Replies: 47
Views: 2339

Re: How to make this ceiling smooth like drywall?

The key to maintaining that ridge will be to use a long cylinder as a sanding block, something as close to the radius as possible, but anything will work, like a tube of caulk. Wrap your sand paper around it and then carefully work the area, keeping the sanding block flat to the surface, don't try ...
by Jmaclicious
Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to make this ceiling smooth like drywall?
Replies: 47
Views: 2339

Re: How to make this ceiling smooth like drywall?

Drywall mud will probably work, though it is just as likely to crack out on you. You might want to use Bondo, yes, automotive body filler, it will not only "glue" the pieces together, it will expand/contract with the plaster molding without cracking, unlike drywall mud that is brittle when dry. Int...
by Jmaclicious
Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to make this ceiling smooth like drywall?
Replies: 47
Views: 2339

Re: How to make this ceiling smooth like drywall?

Crap... so ran into a problem scraping, I accidentally rubbed up against the crown moulding (thinking it was wood) and it is plaster material.... I used PL premium glue and put it back up... can I sand down the high spots and fill in the cracks and gaps with mud? Will this Blend in or will I have to...
by Jmaclicious
Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Pulling network cables
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Pulling network cables

Hi there (sorry for the lengthy post), I'm planning on pulling network cables from our basement to our 1st floor. I checked with the local building office if I could use my plenum spaces for that and they say I can with regular riser cable (not plenum). So far so good, but now I want to plan this o...