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by Jmaclicious
Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:32 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?

Then I would move up to a floor scraper, much easier on the body than using a drywall knife. There are many styles, I prefer this one because it doesn't flex and is less likely to dig in if you are careful. Also, sharpening the edge will ease popping off all those nubs on the ceiling Awesome thanks...
by Jmaclicious
Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:17 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 guys, I will definitely give it a shot.. Wow this is going to hurt! I just scraped a small area to see how hard or easy it was... that stuff is seriously like scraping cement! It is on there so good. I was using a 6" drywall knife.. so bendy though! I curse those 1950s design!
by Jmaclicious
Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:59 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 easiest thing to do will be to take a 3" or 6" drywall knife, or a pole scraper and knock off all the large lumps, then apply skim coats of topping compound until you achieve the level of smooth you like. And for adding lights.. is there anything to know prior to drilling the holes? or any cert...
by Jmaclicious
Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to make this ceiling smooth like drywall?
Replies: 47
Views: 2339

How to make this ceiling smooth like drywall?

I was wondering how i can get rid of this ugly texture and make it smooth like drywall and perhaps add some slim led pot light such as the Lotus LED slim ones.
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by Jmaclicious
Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: crazy moisture on windows?
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: crazy moisture on windows?

Is there no way to turn off the humidifier on your system? Seems odd that there would be no control for it. If not, I'd look into either installing some sort of controller or disabling it. Is there no way to turn off the humidifier on your system? Seems odd that there would be no control for it. If...
by Jmaclicious
Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: crazy moisture on windows?
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: crazy moisture on windows?

Ya that is getting on the higher side for this time of year. You mentioned you have a humidifier...has it been turned off or at least adjusted down to a more acceptable level? As Spruce mentioned air flow around windows also helps keep the condensation down so if you have blinds and they are usuall...
by Jmaclicious
Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: crazy moisture on windows?
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: crazy moisture on windows?

Its been pretty cold here through the prairies and if the humidity level in your home is high you will for sure get a lot of moisture on the windows... My humidity level varies, it sits at currently 47-53%, I just recently in the early spring had my furnace and all new duct work installed along wit...
by Jmaclicious
Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: crazy moisture on windows?
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: crazy moisture on windows?

I live in Winnipeg Manitoba, and no i do not have those, i have a 1950s bungalow.
by Jmaclicious
Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: crazy moisture on windows?
Replies: 12
Views: 571

crazy moisture on windows?

It's about -30 to -35 atm and I am getting moisture on the windows on the inside like crazy is this normal, also is there anyway to avoid this? the windows are a few years old..
by Jmaclicious
Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: basement floors - dricore?
Replies: 11
Views: 808

Re: basement floors - dricore?

we have a new home about 9 months old in Saskatchewan where winters get cold. we painted the basement floors and want to lay laminate and tile down. we have been told that we should put dricore subfloor down first then the laminate and tile over the top of the dricore. This would add an extra cost ...
by Jmaclicious
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Junction Box Nightmare...
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Junction Box Nightmare...

Man, this basement project of mine is getting real irritating, I am trying to clean up this mess so the ceiling can be done without a billion obstructions/access openings. I have a 1950s bungalow where the joists are embedded into the concrete. Some of the outlets from the upstairs are running into ...
by Jmaclicious
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Thoughts on these two subfloors for basement?
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: Thoughts on these two subfloors for basement?

I have never used either of these particular products. FYI neither of them can have tile installed over them and the quick therm does not say to install carpet over it. I really am not a believer in placing rigid foam directly over the concrete floor surface , I feel if there is ever a water issue,...
by Jmaclicious
Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Thoughts on these two subfloors for basement?
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Thoughts on these two subfloors for basement?

Interested to hear your thoughts. (I do plan on carpet throughout main living area, then a tile or vinyl plank in bathroom) My first option im considering due to ceiling height/uneven concrete floor is : http://drybarrier.com/ Another option that just got approved here in manitoba (they have full st...
by Jmaclicious
Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Spray Foam Basement Insulation Floor Joist
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Spray Foam Basement Insulation Floor Joist

Curious, I have a basement where the joists were embedded into the concrete.. I plan on getting spray foam insulation (wall-tite), for the areas parallel to the floor joists (right next to the concrete) I had to put some PT blocking up for my top plate to get nailed too, however there's not much spa...
by Jmaclicious
Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to rip wedge blocking for angle wall..
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: How to rip wedge blocking for angle wall..

That's easy, don't worry about it, simply run the drywall on the right side first, then the left. If you want to bevel the edge of the drywall a little bit on the left side you can, otherwise, don't worry about it, it will tape up just fine Really? I was stressing out for no reason then lmao, and w...
by Jmaclicious
Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to rip wedge blocking for angle wall..
Replies: 5
Views: 225

How to rip wedge blocking for angle wall..

Im having trouble figuring out the angle to rip this on my table saw.. this wall was a weird angle rather than 45 degree due to objects in the way, but cant get the right cut to fit perfectly for drywall support..
by Jmaclicious
Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Just For Fun Chit Chat
Replies: 13
Views: 625

Re: Just For Fun Chit Chat

LOL. I feel sorry for those that live near by with OCD.. :lol: I keep mentally trying to fix it.
by Jmaclicious
Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Washing Machine Drain plumbing question
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: Washing Machine Drain plumbing question

A. Spruce wrote:Well, that's great news! 8-)

Unless its a trap! :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :shock:
by Jmaclicious
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Washing Machine Drain plumbing question
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: Washing Machine Drain plumbing question

Studors are not code compliant for laundry venting, not sure why, probably because they could leak if water is backed up into them. You know how the diaphragm works in an air bellows? Basically it's a flapper over a hole, draw air through the hole and the flapper moves out of the way, try to push a...
by Jmaclicious
Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Washing Machine Drain plumbing question
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Washing Machine Drain plumbing question

Looking at my laundry set up going in my basement utility room.. I do not have a back-water valve installed on that line, I know they make a 2" one that I can put on the horizontal line (before the p-trap and stand pipe), only issue with that is I will probably be using a studor/cheater vent as tyin...
by Jmaclicious
Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Uh... do they even make long sweep 45 degree elbows abs
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: Uh... do they even make long sweep 45 degree elbows abs

A. Spruce wrote:I think sweep 45s are available, though at only 45 degrees, a standard is probably fine, what are you using the drain for?

Can't seem to find one! It will be for my sump pump discharge line (I need two) to manage to get up into floor joist over beam and duct work.
by Jmaclicious
Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Uh... do they even make long sweep 45 degree elbows abs
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Uh... do they even make long sweep 45 degree elbows abs

is there such a thing as long radius or long sweep 45 degree fittings for abs pipe for my 1 1/2" discharge pipe? My local hardware store does not have ... I would prefer to use longer bend than short to reduce friction loss in pipe, unless 45 short radius will be fine
by Jmaclicious
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Low basement Ceiling underneath ductwork/beam
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Low basement Ceiling underneath ductwork/beam

I would suggest those are a good choice for the low hallway. they look very similar to lights I have used in the past an they are very easy to work with. Likely the only down fall is that the junction box is pretty small and could have been larger, half of it's space is the transformer. Perfect, I ...
by Jmaclicious
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Low basement Ceiling underneath ductwork/beam
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Low basement Ceiling underneath ductwork/beam

So my ceiling probably after drywall & subfloor/flooring installed underneath the ductwork/beam will leave me at about 6'5"ish height.. I plan on using these 1/2" SLIM LED LIGHTS from Lotus throughout basement. https://st.hzcdn.com/simgs/fa91707a02c0f128_4-6363/modern-recessed-lighting-kits.jpg My q...
by Jmaclicious
Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Pocket Door Kit - adjusting R.O
Replies: 22
Views: 684

Re: Pocket Door Kit - adjusting R.O

As long as you use wood jamb stock, you shouldn't have a "wave" problem. In fact, when you are setting the jamb leg, close the door against it then shim it as necessary to have the door and jamb meet perfectly flush. Of course, you need to make sure the door is plumb first, otherwise you will insta...
by Jmaclicious
Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Pocket Door Kit - adjusting R.O
Replies: 22
Views: 684

Re: Pocket Door Kit - adjusting R.O

Unless your door is a solid core door and heavy I don't think I would bother with the upgraded rollers. If they are the same ones that come with my kit they are good. I do plan on using solid core doors in basement just to help with sound-proofing as well as being able to cut them as short as possi...
by Jmaclicious
Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to concrete around backwatervalves, sump pump, clean outs?
Replies: 17
Views: 660

Re: How to concrete around backwatervalves, sump pump, clean outs?

Ah okay! Makes perfect sense, just a bit funny to picture it without the drywall! :mrgreen: , you would just fasten that plywood piece to the PT with small deck-screws I assume?
by Jmaclicious
Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to concrete around backwatervalves, sump pump, clean outs?
Replies: 17
Views: 660

Re: How to concrete around backwatervalves, sump pump, clean outs?

Alright sweet, I will give that a shot thanks! Also in the video you said you add a strip roughly 1/2" so the baseboard doesn't want to tip in, mind explaining how to go about that? I may have to do that with mine as I have quite a bit of gap due to floor variance and not shimming down the top plate...
by Jmaclicious
Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to concrete around backwatervalves, sump pump, clean outs?
Replies: 17
Views: 660

Re: How to concrete around backwatervalves, sump pump, clean outs?

I could definitely try to do that, is there really an easy way to remove the guild nails or am i stuck cutting them off and putting new ones in ? lol.
by Jmaclicious
Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to concrete around backwatervalves, sump pump, clean outs?
Replies: 17
Views: 660

Re: How to concrete around backwatervalves, sump pump, clean outs?

Very true, I will leave it as is then. Also I was talking to a drywall guy earlier about the bottom plate issue, he said there's a chance if the ground heaves sinks that the drywall will end up binding on that bottom plate and that it should float in front of the bottom plate, I wonder how easy it w...