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by garyb
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Replacing small piece of drywall with existing moisture barrier
Replies: 10
Views: 450

Re: Replacing small piece of drywall with existing moisture barrier

I just stopped by my local Ace and got a whole sheet... I figured I'll prolly need it for other patches later on down the road. :)
by garyb
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Replacing small piece of drywall with existing moisture barrier
Replies: 10
Views: 450

Re: Replacing small piece of drywall with existing moisture barrier

Not really sure that does the same thing other than making it less permeable from the outer surface? But then again if that was moisture resistant drywall originally that you removed obviously there was an issue with it also by looking at the mould on the vapour barrier, so who knows for sure ? Was...
by garyb
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Replacing small piece of drywall with existing moisture barrier
Replies: 10
Views: 450

Re: Replacing small piece of drywall with existing moisture barrier

Thanks Shannon, what about “normal” drywall with Kilz oil based stain blocker over it? :)
by garyb
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Replacing small piece of drywall with existing moisture barrier
Replies: 10
Views: 450

Replacing small piece of drywall with existing moisture barrier

Hi all, While replacing the baseboard heater in our bathroom, I noticed some black mold on the drywall in the corner by the tub, so I sawed it out (thanks to my experience from Shannon's video on sawing drywall! :D). Looks like the drywall we have in there is green, with a black paper backing. (I as...
by garyb
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Romex repair?
Replies: 16
Views: 937

Re: Romex repair?

Awesome, thanks guys.
by garyb
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Romex repair?
Replies: 16
Views: 937

Re: Romex repair?

Yeah, you can even wrap the tape length-wise on the white wire, so you don't build up too much thickness. You just need to cover the abrasion. Your heatshrink tube that slips over the whole thing should be of a diameter that is just large enough to slide down the cable and cover everything. That wa...
by garyb
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Romex repair?
Replies: 16
Views: 937

Re: Romex repair?

Thanks Aaron! Just so I understand: you're saying clean it up and wrap elec. tape around the white cord itself, then put heat-shrink tubing around the entire romex cable and shrink it down on that spot? The cable is usually behind the wall, but we had to remove the drywall for other reasons, so it's...
by garyb
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Romex repair?
Replies: 16
Views: 937

Romex repair?

Hi, what would you guys do in this scenario? I'm replacing an electric baseboard heater in our basement, and saw that the romex shielding was either chewed or scratched out somehow to reveal the wire(s) inside. And if you look really close I you can see the white cord's bare wire. (It's kinda corrod...
by garyb
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: light switch screw stuck in electrical box
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: light switch screw stuck in electrical box

ok cool thanks aaron
by garyb
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: light switch screw stuck in electrical box
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: light switch screw stuck in electrical box

Shannon wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:33 am
That looks like a plastic box so drilling will damage it for sure.
Gah, ok. I guess I can just use the other 2 screw holes instead. Thanks!
by garyb
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: light switch screw stuck in electrical box
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: light switch screw stuck in electrical box

Shannon wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:32 am
What about with some needle nose with bent ends? How much is sticking out?
Nope sorry forgot to mention I tried that, it’s pretty much flush with the box.
by garyb
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: light switch screw stuck in electrical box
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: light switch screw stuck in electrical box

Shannon wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:29 am
Can you get ahold of the back side with needle nose pliers or something and screw it right into the box till it comes out?
Hey Shannon thanks for the suggestion. Nope I can’t access the back of it unfortunately.
by garyb
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: light switch screw stuck in electrical box
Replies: 8
Views: 355

light switch screw stuck in electrical box

now what? :(
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i assume i drill it out somehow? do i need to buy a tap or something?
by garyb
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Replaced hinges in french door, now they rub together
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Replaced hinges in french door, now they rub together

Ah thanks. It looks like the bottom hinge is actually a bit recessed in the mortise compared to the others. Maybe that’s the problem. So should I just cut a really thin shim in the shape of the hinge plate and put that behind it maybe? Another thing I noticed is the middle hinge is like 1/16 out tow...
by garyb
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Replaced hinges in french door, now they rub together
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Replaced hinges in french door, now they rub together

Hi all, Like an idiot, I didn't replace the hinges in my french doors one at a time, I replaced all 3 on one door, each "wing" at a time on each hinge, then the 3 hinges all at once on the other door. (The door that the first door closes into.) So now the last door (the one that locks into the top o...
by garyb
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Installing new prehung door, catching at top hinge
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Installing new prehung door, catching at top hinge

Thanks guys. Good point on the painting, I didn't think about that! None of the other doors seem to have this problem. Oh well!
by garyb
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Installing new prehung door, catching at top hinge
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Installing new prehung door, catching at top hinge

Well what I did was just hold a shim up to that top hinge-side door catch strip of wood (dunno what it's called) and hammered it until it nudged out a little. No more rubbing!
by garyb
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Installing new prehung door, catching at top hinge
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Installing new prehung door, catching at top hinge

Hi all, thanks to Shannon's awesome video on installing prehung doors I was able to justify buying a cordless finishing nailer and have installed a few doors so far, but this last one is giving me trouble. It's binding at the top hinge: http://i.imgur.com/Lnb99Ey.gif The hinge screws from the factor...
by garyb
Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: we had 3ft of water in our basement - options?
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: we had 3ft of water in our basement - options?

Shannon wrote:I think better grading would really help for sure. I suppose you could install two sumps with pumps?
Good call, I'll have to keep that in mind, thanks!
by garyb
Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: we had 3ft of water in our basement - options?
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: we had 3ft of water in our basement - options?

IMO if you have the french drain and a sump pump you just had more rain then the system could handle . What does concern me is that you ended up with 3 feet of water in the basement ? Do the neighbouring properties funnel right to your walk out basement? I think you're right! But is there any kind ...
by garyb
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: we had 3ft of water in our basement - options?
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: we had 3ft of water in our basement - options?

So I think you are referring to a french drain? This is a drain policed inside the basement around the perimeter. It really is best to stop the water from the outside first if possible but sometimes excavating the exterior is not an option so a french drain will help at least get the water out of t...
by garyb
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: we had 3ft of water in our basement - options?
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: we had 3ft of water in our basement - options?

Aaron wrote:Make sure your upgraded sump pump has a battery backup pump as well. Flooded basements and power outages go hand-in-hand!
Thanks Aaron, good call, will do!
by garyb
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: we had 3ft of water in our basement - options?
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: we had 3ft of water in our basement - options?

Thanks for the reply Shannon! No worries about the link, sorry about that. I was just curious if you've installed (or know of anyone who installed) one of those basement systems footer drains, and if they work well or not. :) We're kinda in full-on paranoia mode, we want to get something installed t...
by garyb
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: we had 3ft of water in our basement - options?
Replies: 11
Views: 279

we had 3ft of water in our basement - options?

Hi all, Like the subject says, unfortunately my wife and I recently got about 3 ft. of storm water in our finished basement. We had a company pump the water out, remove the wet sheetrock 1ft above the water line all around the whole basement, power wash + sanitize the ceramic tile floor. After that ...
by garyb
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: So I Suck at Removing Popcorn Ceiling
Replies: 36
Views: 1805

Re: So I Suck at Removing Popcorn Ceiling

Oh ok, well I found a video with some tips for loading it, but this still just totally sucks and is not for me, lol. I think I'm gonna hire someone to do it, because I have some other sheetrock stuff I need done in our living room. I demoed the living room stuff myself, (thanks to Shannon's video on...
by garyb
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: So I Suck at Removing Popcorn Ceiling
Replies: 36
Views: 1805

Re: So I Suck at Removing Popcorn Ceiling

Okay I give up - I got it mixed to a peanutbutter-like consistency in a 2gal bucket, but I can't even load the trowel from the hawk consistently. It just covers the entire trowel. I'm pushing it over the top of the hawk away from me, even putting more pressure on the far edge of the trowel at first,...
by garyb
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: So I Suck at Removing Popcorn Ceiling
Replies: 36
Views: 1805

Re: So I Suck at Removing Popcorn Ceiling

Alright, thanks a bunch you guys! Here goes nothin'.
by garyb
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: So I Suck at Removing Popcorn Ceiling
Replies: 36
Views: 1805

Re: So I Suck at Removing Popcorn Ceiling

Wow, so I gave up the search and bought 4.5gal of "Ultra Lightweight Joint Compound" but needed a smaller bucket to mix it in, so I stopped over at my local Ace to get one and found out they carry the Topping Compound there! Doh! I should have checked there first, they're a lot closer to me than Low...
by garyb
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: So I Suck at Removing Popcorn Ceiling
Replies: 36
Views: 1805

Re: So I Suck at Removing Popcorn Ceiling

The brand I use is CertainTeed, it comes in all the usual types and in boxes or pails. Prices will vary greatly I think depending where you live but 50 is really high IMO. My costs are anywhere from 18-27 dollars in my area of Canada. Cool thanks for the info, Shannon. Well if/when you retire from ...
by garyb
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: So I Suck at Removing Popcorn Ceiling
Replies: 36
Views: 1805

Re: So I Suck at Removing Popcorn Ceiling

Whoa, this topping compound stuff is impossible to find: https://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/products/sheetrock-topping-joint-compound-ready-mixed - "not available in all areas" Home Depot has it on their web site but it's unavailable for in-store pickup AND for shipping. (Same with Lowe's) ...