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by RICHat22
Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Favorite Tools
Replies: 30
Views: 1250

Re: Favorite Tools

I like stories...
by RICHat22
Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring multiple outlet in one bedroom in the basement
Replies: 17
Views: 895

Re: Wiring multiple outlet in one bedroom in the basement

This is copied off the post that peterk2003 made with the quick reference on code in Minnesota. I like that, BTW. This is why I chose to wire like I am. Preparing in case of future additions. 05 NEC 210.11 and 422.12 In addition to the branch circuits installed to supply general illumination and rec...
by RICHat22
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Trimming drywall around windows
Replies: 19
Views: 755

Re: Trimming drywall around windows

Yup so 1/2" gap plus 1/2" drywall = 1" build out. Gotcha. Y'all have solved my problem, just took a couple days to get it pictured and planned in my head. I'll post a pic in a couple days so you and others can see. I think the frame is built out of 3/4" thick so if I can't find any 3/4" x 1", I'll ...
by RICHat22
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring multiple outlet in one bedroom in the basement
Replies: 17
Views: 895

Re: Wiring multiple outlet in one bedroom in the basement

Remember in the US. you are required in most places to have a neutral wire at each switch box. Canada has not caught up to that yet but I'm sure it is coming soon. Thanks. I did not know that was code, although I was planning on pulling 2-14's to each switch. I am having to make others changes sinc...
by RICHat22
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Drywall tool mockup
Replies: 9
Views: 514

Re: Drywall tool mockup

Another learnin'. LOL. The ceiling was done last year when the square tiles fell in so it was already there with a 1/2" gap all around the wall. I was not ready to do the remodel. Next room I will do ceilings flush to studs then butt the walls to the ceiling. Now that I look, I couldn't put 12's in ...
by RICHat22
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring multiple outlet in one bedroom in the basement
Replies: 17
Views: 895

Re: Wiring multiple outlet in one bedroom in the basement

BTW, I am rewiring my whole house. Doing the 6 foot outlet thing. I am running 12/2 in all the new outlets, mapping them to make more since than the 1940's style junk in here. 14/2 will go to all my lighting. Also will have GFCI in the wet locations. Bathrooms, porch, carport, etc.
by RICHat22
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Drywall tool mockup
Replies: 9
Views: 514

Re: Drywall tool mockup

I searched drywall lifter on google last night and got nothing but the hoist type things like for a ceiling. Now I have new toys to research. I just figured that was an easy way to get my 1/2" gap at the bottom every time exact. My walls are about 94" tall from sub-floor (carpet removed prepping for...
by RICHat22
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring multiple outlet in one bedroom in the basement
Replies: 17
Views: 895

Re: Wiring multiple outlet in one bedroom in the basement

Thanks Aaron. I will take your advice to run 15A circuit from main panel to wire these outlet. Main panel is conveniently located at one corner of this room. I can easily run circuit out of main panel. I would go ahead and run 12/2 on your new outlet circuits. Cost difference is minimal on that sma...
by RICHat22
Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Drywall tool mockup
Replies: 9
Views: 514

Re: Drywall tool mockup

Well how about that. Lol. My walls are barely under 8 ft. My thinking was beveled vertical edges all around the room and cutting to length along the bottom.
by RICHat22
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Drywall tool mockup
Replies: 9
Views: 514

Drywall tool mockup

Being that I have a specific need on my own project, and I like to build stuff, I made a quick tool to see how it does. I will make another that is true and square if it plays nice like I think. Will probably make it where I have an exact 1/2" lift and possibly hang my panels vertically, also. Walls...
by RICHat22
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Trimming drywall around windows
Replies: 19
Views: 755

Re: Trimming drywall around windows

Yes that is correct , so i would guess by your picture that they would be closer to 1" , since you have your finger in the gap between the back of the drywall and the existing window jamb. If I recall, it's about a 1/2" gap where my finger is. Small hands. The gap down at the sill they had 1/4" dry...
by RICHat22
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Trimming drywall around windows
Replies: 19
Views: 755

Re: Trimming drywall around windows

OK. That's kinda where I figured this was going. Just wanted to hear someone else say it. :) I really wish I could take the windows and frame out and rebuild and reglaze. But that's not an option right now. Maybe just windows later.
by RICHat22
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Favorite Tools
Replies: 30
Views: 1250

Re: Favorite Tools

I do not want that to sound like we don't need you here, just in case it sounded that way! :oops: :oops: No, you're good. I'll be able to help somewhere sooner or later. Just doing more work than reading right this minute. Went in at 5am, home at 4pm, work on house until 11pm, then back to work in ...
by RICHat22
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Can I use 1/2" ceiling board on walls?
Replies: 21
Views: 700

Re: Can I use 1/2" ceiling board on walls?

I finally got my 18V yellow drill to do sufficient to get me started tonight. And I ended up laying the last sheets flat with a heavy trash can on it. They started flattening pretty nice. As for the actual screw gun, I'm going to look and see if an 18V is still available. Just hate the weight as I w...
by RICHat22
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Trimming drywall around windows
Replies: 19
Views: 755

Re: Trimming drywall around windows

The only things temporary are the old painted paneling covering the glass (for privacy from drivers passing by) and the piece of sheetrock. Everything else is permanent. The window frame is 3/4" wood. I understand cut the drywall just behind the frame. When you say build out or extension, do you mea...
by RICHat22
Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Trimming drywall around windows
Replies: 19
Views: 755

Trimming drywall around windows

I've included a pic with a temp 1/2" drywall piece to show what I'm about to encounter. It was 1/4" drywall/wallpaper/paneling with normal molding trim around. It was not real flush. I did not build up the walls or anything, this is how the framing and double hung windows were originally built. I am...
by RICHat22
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Favorite Tools
Replies: 30
Views: 1250

Re: Favorite Tools

Nothing wrong with trading work. I do it frequently. And if an auto section pops up, I'll see what I can do.

My other favorite meter back in the day was a Simpson 260. Awesome for checking motors.
by RICHat22
Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Stanley bought Craftsman tools
Replies: 13
Views: 1023

Re: Stanley bought Craftsman tools

I have heard that if you buy a John Deere lawn tractor from a retail outlet, it's an MTD, but if you buy from a dealer you get a true JD built machine. While I know that manufacturers will downgrade or make products specifically for certain retailers, I've not known them to outsource the constructi...
by RICHat22
Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Can I use 1/2" ceiling board on walls?
Replies: 21
Views: 700

Re: Can I use 1/2" ceiling board on walls?

Well looks like I will be doing the 1X if I don't get mad and buy new drywall. LOTS more bow than I thought. Gonna have a drink and think on it. BTW, I'm using 1-5/8" course into wood studs with 1/2" drywall. Guess that's correct. First, let me say this is an awesome tool. I love this thing. https:/...
by RICHat22
Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Favorite Tools
Replies: 30
Views: 1250

Re: Favorite Tools

Klein 11-in-1 screwdriver Fluke 87 series III PowerProbe for 12VDC work Probably could name a couple others. Fluke 87 ... Nice meter ;) Do you do any industrial work ? Not anymore. That's where I started and after a few years as a troubleshooter and some control work, moved to automotive. Lots of t...
by RICHat22
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Favorite Tools
Replies: 30
Views: 1250

Re: Favorite Tools

Klein 11-in-1 screwdriver
Fluke 87 series III
PowerProbe for 12VDC work


Probably could name a couple others.
by RICHat22
Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: whats the last corded tool you bought?
Replies: 17
Views: 558

Re: whats the last corded tool you bought?

While I'm not against buying corded tools, it's been a while for me. I have most everything I need for weekend projects. Bought a PC framing nailer, Ridgid finishing nailer (2-1/2"), and a third PC brad nailer last couple of months. All air tools. I guess the only 120V tools I bought this year was a...
by RICHat22
Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Can I use 1/2" ceiling board on walls?
Replies: 21
Views: 700

Re: Can I use 1/2" ceiling board on walls?

That's what I was thinking, Spruce. Thanks for the reassurance. It's only like 1/4" or less across 4 ft.
by RICHat22
Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Can I use 1/2" ceiling board on walls?
Replies: 21
Views: 700

Re: Can I use 1/2" ceiling board on walls?

I would rather store on a wall, I have in the first room. But I am having to do a room at a time and it may take months to get 4 rooms done. I kept mine leaning about 4 months I guess on 2x4s in the middle of plywood standing on the long end. It has the slightest curve to it. Enough that I think it ...
by RICHat22
Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Can I use 1/2" ceiling board on walls?
Replies: 21
Views: 700

Re: Can I use 1/2" ceiling board on walls?

Buying 34 sheets at a time saves you $6 per sheet. Wow
by RICHat22
Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Can I use 1/2" ceiling board on walls?
Replies: 21
Views: 700

Re: Can I use 1/2" ceiling board on walls?

Just checked on 4x8 "ceiling" board, it's $10.78 and standard or ultralite "drywall" is $8.48. But that's 30 miles away at the nearest big box. Locally the hardware store just stocks "ceiling" and it was about $11/sheet if I recall. Mold resistant 4x8 is about $14/sheet. If I can make a place to sto...
by RICHat22
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Can I use 1/2" ceiling board on walls?
Replies: 21
Views: 700

Re: Can I use 1/2" ceiling board on walls?

I may post some pics later on. I have way more tools than experience and I am a very picky person. I like everything perfect and on an old house, it's not easy. So I am embarrassed to show. Just trying to improve what I have. I am a very good handyman but this is a larger project than I've ever tack...
by RICHat22
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Can I use 1/2" ceiling board on walls?
Replies: 21
Views: 700

Re: Can I use 1/2" ceiling board on walls?

Thanks to both of you. I have a notebook just for this remodel/repair. I am replacing everything as I got that Spruce mentioned. But I did not think of bars for future. I am adding studs as I go and taking pics and notes. Ill check pricing on the 1/2". Seems it was very close.
by RICHat22
Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Can I use 1/2" ceiling board on walls?
Replies: 21
Views: 700

Can I use 1/2" ceiling board on walls?

Long story short. Last year I had an old 12x12 square tiled ceiling fall in because installer long ago only used 2 nails per square. I bought a bunch of 1/2 Lafarge ceiling board. Looks like everyday lightweight drywall. I am now starting a huge remodel project on a 1940's built house. It had 1/4" d...