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by greg1
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: hairline cracks drywall
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: hairline cracks drywall

Its a drywall house. Yes in some places it looks like the cracks running where the seams are suppose to be... other places they appear to be seldom placed. Also I believe there is a double layer of drywall installed. One is 1/2" and another is 3/8". Should I be worried about asbestos if I want to sc...
by greg1
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: hairline cracks drywall
Replies: 5
Views: 303

hairline cracks drywall

Hi guys, I have these cracks on my walls that Im trying to fix. they are pretty much throughout the whole house, on the ceiling and in some places on the walls, every room has at least one crack like shown in the pictures. Im pretty sure its not a structural issue, probably just from the house being...
by greg1
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: window jambs
Replies: 2
Views: 165

window jambs

what is the material that is used for interior window jambs? Is it wood or mdf? what would be the thickness of it? Or you can just use drywall?
by greg1
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: rough opening for a door
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: rough opening for a door

Great, thanks very much Shannon!
by greg1
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: rough opening for a door
Replies: 2
Views: 170

rough opening for a door

Sorry if this sounds like a rather silly question. I framed a door opening to be 30 by 82 inches to fit a door 28 by 80 inches. However due to some space restriction, I might have to install a 26 by 80 door instead. Just wondering if its ok to use the opening that large (30x82) for a door that is 26...
by greg1
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: mold
Replies: 3
Views: 223

mold

Just wondering if there is a tool or something to check for mold in house without ripping out the drywall. I mean one way to tell is a musty smell in a basement, but smell could come from many places in basement, heck even a washer/dryer smell sometimes. I dont have a mold issue, but if I go to open...
by greg1
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: joint compound, which one?
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: joint compound, which one?

Thanks for reply everyone. I need to do the whole basement. I already did one basement before in my life and quickly found out that different brand muds are of different consistency. I'm in no way an experienced drywall taper but already know how easy it is to screw it up and make those butt joints ...
by greg1
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: joint compound, which one?
Replies: 7
Views: 354

joint compound, which one?

I read on internet that for joint compound it is better to use all-purpose for setting the tape and second coat and another finishing joint compound for finishing layer. many people seem to recommend all purpose joint compound. So i was wondering there is also another product (in HD for example its ...
by greg1
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Vapour barrier needed?
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: insulation

i used 1" foam from lowes. its blue in color and says DOW on it. im in calgary.
by greg1
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Vapour barrier needed?
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Vapour barrier needed?

Sorry if silly question but i cant find a definite answer and my municipality doesnt have a brochure available anymore on website. Do I need a vapour barrier over my wall framing? I cant find a brochure online. What I have done is rigid foam, stud wall, insulation with comfortbat and now need to kno...
by greg1
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: return air
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: return air

ok great, thanks!
by greg1
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: return air
Replies: 4
Views: 214

return air

Had my inspection on framing and it was conditionally approved. I was told by inspector to install a return air in my basement. In my understanding I dont need to use vent pipes for it and just use wall cavities and tie to return air chanel in furnace. Is that right? Do you have a video on this Shan...
by greg1
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Drywall gun
Replies: 11
Views: 514

Re: Drywall gun

I have used dimple in the past. My only concern with it is that it was leaving a ring around a screw on the drywall. Not that big of a deal and will get covered up with mud, but sometimes was really messing up my drywall. Maybe my dimple was defective or I need to use clutch on my drill. Before I wa...
by greg1
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Drywall gun
Replies: 11
Views: 514

Drywall gun

Lately I've been having a tool fetish and now thinking of buying a drywall gun. Would you buy one that has higher RPM (4000) and lower torque or higher torque and lower RPM (2500)? The guy at Makita told me the later should be faster and more versatile tool.
by greg1
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: where to buy material for basement
Replies: 12
Views: 387

Re: where to buy material for basement

Thanks very much guys! My only concern do i absolutely need the mold resistant for all of the basement? or can i get away with regular drywall?

Oh and I already watched all your videos on drywall, thanks for those! might need to watch them again though lol
by greg1
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: where to buy material for basement
Replies: 12
Views: 387

where to buy material for basement

I'm about to do insulation and drywall my basement after, and was just wondering about which brand of drywall to go with or which supplier? Would you go to big box store or some local small supplier? Which brand of drywall is better? Here in Calgary we have CertainTeed and CGC mostly. For insulation...
by greg1
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: old walls. old house
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: old walls. old house

thanks guys! I was inclined to do the same before as you said to run drywall to the concrete footing and use the 5" trim to cover the gap. My only worry is that the concrete footing is not the same space out everywhere, meaning that Im not sure I can guarantee a smooth transition from drywall to tri...
by greg1
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: old walls. old house
Replies: 5
Views: 242

old walls. old house

I have existing wall in basement, its load bearing and runs along the middle of the basement. I guess thats how it was done back in the day. The studs sit on top of a concrete "pad". this pad is about 4" high. My problem is that the studs are slightly recessed past the concrete footing that they are...
by greg1
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: heat vent add
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: heat vent add

thank you Shannon
by greg1
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: heat vent add
Replies: 3
Views: 222

heat vent add

Hello,

I was wondering if i need to add a heat register to my half bath? Is there a code for it in Canada? From my research on internet some people say any habitable place or if bath wall is outside wall than yes need one, others say dont need one.
by greg1
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: plumbing clean out pipe
Replies: 39
Views: 1623

Re: plumbing clean out pipe

Forgot to share a pic of the final plumbing that was done. I made a mistake of using 90's on connecting 2" pipe and failed the inspection first time. Later I upgraded to two 45's and it was accepted. It aint pretty but works! :)
Thanks all for your help.
by greg1
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Reccessed entertainment wall
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Reccessed entertainment wall

Hi, I was thinking of framing an entertainment wall, just a recessed wall with niche big enough to hold a TV and a couple shelves. Is there any good tutorial on how to do that? Should I just build the new wall right against existing framed wall or have it stick out further? I only want maybe 10" dee...
by greg1
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: wire gauge requirements
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: wire gauge requirements

Would I also need to install Vapour hats on all my electrical boxes when wiring basement? I have metal kind boxes and NMD wire.
by greg1
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: wire gauge requirements
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: wire gauge requirements

Great, thanks very much!
by greg1
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: wire gauge requirements
Replies: 7
Views: 350

wire gauge requirements

I think in US they require 14/2 wire for lighting and 12/2 and 12/3 for receptacles. Is it the same rules apply in Canada? Im just about to order a book Electrical Code Simplified, hopefully it has some good tutorials for newbs like me.
by greg1
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: plumbing clean out pipe
Replies: 39
Views: 1623

Re: plumbing clean out pipe

Hi Shannon, I took it all apart today and did some more rust removal. I used a mirror to look under the pipe for any uneven spots and there are a couple that I missed previously. So i used grinder and sanding paper on that, put everything back and it seems to be holding good now with no leaks. I put...
by greg1
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: plumbing clean out pipe
Replies: 39
Views: 1623

Re: plumbing clean out pipe

ABS is 4" and Cast iron pipe is slightly smaller, but with all the rust on it is actually almost the same size. Once I remove the rust its maybe 1/8 ? smaller in diameter
by greg1
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: plumbing clean out pipe
Replies: 39
Views: 1623

Re: plumbing clean out pipe

Yes, thats where I went today. a big plumbing warehouse, they even took me in the back and there were aisles and aisles of fittings, Like a big plumbing walmart :), but we couldn't find a fitting, only a not very wide 2" one. I will go to another one. Im sure there is some available somewhere. thanks
by greg1
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: plumbing clean out pipe
Replies: 39
Views: 1623

Re: plumbing clean out pipe

I went to two specialised plumbing stores today in Calgary and asked them about copper to ABS coupling but they havent even heard bout it. Another guy at lowes said thats what i should use also. They were offering me a coupling with metal strap around it, maybe I will have to use that? My only conce...
by greg1
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: plumbing clean out pipe
Replies: 39
Views: 1623

Re: plumbing clean out pipe

Yes, I just used a regular rubber sleeve with no steel around it. Originally I was looking for the sleeve with shield around it but guy at HD store said they dont have them and I should use without shield. And I also measured the cast iron pipe and it is slightly smaller than the ABS 4" pipe. I hear...