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by gsahlot
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Retrofit windows installation
Replies: 12
Views: 296

Re: Retrofit windows installation

Another quick question - what do you think should be the size of the screw which I should be driving into the jambs? I am thinking 3 inches 10#. Haven't found clear instructions on Jeld-win website on size of the screw.
by gsahlot
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Retrofit windows installation
Replies: 12
Views: 296

Re: Retrofit windows installation

Shannon wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:23 am
...Now how does the manufacture recommend securing them to the wall? Screws and caps through the brick mould? Screws through the jambs?
Screws through the jambs.
by gsahlot
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Order of tasks while remodeling the room
Replies: 12
Views: 280

Re: Order of tasks while remodeling the room

I am going to use laminate flooring every where. So I guess I could go: 1. Install retrofit windows 2. With all baseboards, trims removed I.e. with the room in current state, paint the whole thing I.e. inside the closet, ceiling and walls. 3. Install door casing and closet door trims. 4. Install bas...
by gsahlot
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Retrofit windows installation
Replies: 12
Views: 296

Re: Retrofit windows installation

Do you think thicking up the stucco around the protruding frame edge to get an even surface may not be worth the efrorts? Elastomeric caulk is a caulk that stays extremely flexible once cured, similarly to silicon, but 1000X better, in every way. I've used both of these with great success Big Stretc...
by gsahlot
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Retrofit windows installation
Replies: 12
Views: 296

Re: Retrofit windows installation

...If not, install the window plumb and true, then use an elastomeric caulk to seal the gap to the house.
Doesn't look like there is cavity? Could you please explain more? and what is window plumb? and what is elastomeric caulk?
by gsahlot
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Retrofit windows installation
Replies: 12
Views: 296

Re: Retrofit windows installation

Here are some pics of new window from different angle. Unfortunately, doesn't seem like its fin has cavity?
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by gsahlot
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Order of tasks while remodeling the room
Replies: 12
Views: 280

Re: Order of tasks while remodeling the room

Here are some pics of how the room looks at this point.
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by gsahlot
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Order of tasks while remodeling the room
Replies: 12
Views: 280

Order of tasks while remodeling the room

Hi Guys, I have a room with no floor coverings, and baseboards, trims removed, so I think it is ready to get remodeled. I was and am thinking to go in the following order: 1. Paint the ceiling 2. Paint inside of closet 3. Paint the walls 4. Install retrofit window 5. Install floor 6. Install baseboa...
by gsahlot
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Retrofit windows installation
Replies: 12
Views: 296

Retrofit windows installation

Hi Guys, I am working on installing retrofit sliding windows but running into three issues: 1. Do I need to prep the existing aluminium frame from outside? The aluminium frame is ~1/8" thick but from exterior side, it protrudes a bit from the stucco. Meaning it is not flush properly. And it protrude...
by gsahlot
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Texture failure
Replies: 22
Views: 580

Re: Texture failure

Thanks Spruce! I did the sanding and it looks fine, so will prime and paint. Thank you guys again for all the advice.
by gsahlot
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Texture failure
Replies: 22
Views: 580

Re: Texture failure

So finally, I could scrape it or sand it down. Very very very hard job, gave up and decided to skim coat. Had to do two coats but much easier and it became smooth again. Practiced some texture using Spruce's method. And this is what I have now. texture4.jpg texture3.jpg texture2.jpg texture1.jpg Hop...
by gsahlot
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Texture failure
Replies: 22
Views: 580

Re: Texture failure

Ya getting the bare paper too wet will not help you at all and will just lead to it being able to be damaged easier when scraping IMO. Agree with you. Making it wet and scrap is not working as I am doing more damage than recovery. So my only option is to sand either manually (it's too slow and take...
by gsahlot
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Texture failure
Replies: 22
Views: 580

Re: Texture failure

Joint compound dries very hard, so it is not going to scrape very easily. You can try using a garden sprayer and misting the surface several times to soften/loosen the materials, but you're probably screwed unless you want to spend days trying to remove it. In spraying water, I am worried about the...
by gsahlot
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Texture failure
Replies: 22
Views: 580

Re: Texture failure

Thanks for all the advice. Much appreciated. So this is what I plan to do now: 1. Scrape the texture I have applied. 2. Thin skim coat the whole ceiling and let it dry for 24 hrs. 3. Practice in a small area on the ceiling and see which technique (Clarence's or Spruce's) works best for me. Then do t...
by gsahlot
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Texture failure
Replies: 22
Views: 580

Re: Texture failure

BTW, which drywall compound is best for texture, joint or topping or all-purpose joint?
by gsahlot
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Texture failure
Replies: 22
Views: 580

Re: Texture failure

The texture you have done would be called a free style. You should have skimmed coated the ceiling than applied the free style. To match the texture in the first photos you would skim coat the ceiling than using a thin mixture ( thin the mud with water to make a cream ) than using a masons brush or...
by gsahlot
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Texture failure
Replies: 22
Views: 580

Re: Texture failure

Another pic of my attempt:
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by gsahlot
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Texture failure
Replies: 22
Views: 580

Re: Texture failure

Uploading the images here, was trying to save space on server. :-)

Here are the images of existing texture:
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My attempt:
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by gsahlot
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Texture failure
Replies: 22
Views: 580

Texture failure

I had popcorn ceiling in my living room, which I got removed professionally and left the remaining job (texture, prime, paint) to myself. In rest of the house the texture is skip trowel (see pictures: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1jbVxC6JuQJqaGgA-8ttyTskWW1s5Yw9N?usp=sharing) but because o...
by gsahlot
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating wall between bathroom and dining room
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Insulating wall between bathroom and dining room

I don't think blow in would give you as much but it would help.
Thanks Shannon!
by gsahlot
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating exterior walls
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Insulating exterior walls

Makes sense. Agree with both of you. Thanks!
by gsahlot
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating exterior walls
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Insulating exterior walls

In my 1960s house, I observed that there is no insulation in exterior walls. The exterior siding of the walls is stucco. Here in California, I am realizing that now a days the house is getting warmer, so I am thinking to insulate the exterior walls. I am thinking to just blow in the loose cellulose ...
by gsahlot
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating wall between bathroom and dining room
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Insulating wall between bathroom and dining room

I have a similar situation but drywall is not opened. Would just blowing in loose cellulose into the wall help in providing enough noise reduction?
by gsahlot
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Correct way to ground receptacles
Replies: 23
Views: 584

Re: Correct way to ground receptacles

They said concrete around the building was coming in their way. They could drive the rod right next to the side fences but then will have to run the grounding wire along the surface of concrete which would be against the code. In any case, when the inspector comes in to check they will tell if it is...
by gsahlot
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Correct way to ground receptacles
Replies: 23
Views: 584

Re: Correct way to ground receptacles

Is your panel in the attic? Unless it is, it's unclear to me why its ground conductor destined for a ground rod would enter your attic. No, it is on the back surface of the house but what they have done is put the ground rod near the edge of the front of the garage and have run the ground conductor...
by gsahlot
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Correct way to ground receptacles
Replies: 23
Views: 584

Re: Correct way to ground receptacles

Thanks for the info on outlets and switches guys. Now that I have upgraded panel installed with proper grounding setup, I am thinking if I should revisit my grounding method. I see this thick heavy bare copper wire for grounding which goes from panel to grounding rod. This wire passes through my att...
by gsahlot
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Correct way to ground receptacles
Replies: 23
Views: 584

Re: Correct way to ground receptacles

Check it out, some places it is #12 and few #14. #14 is for those circuits which are 15 amps and #12 for those which are 20amps. This seems expected per the info from you guys, so I guess I can just use #12 for grounding. BTW, for the outlets, which ones should I buy 15amps or 20amps? All these outl...
by gsahlot
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Correct way to ground receptacles
Replies: 23
Views: 584

Re: Correct way to ground receptacles

If the circuit is 20 amps, it should have 12 gauge cabling.
I will investigate if I can see the gauge size on sheathing of the cable but looks like #12 should be good enough?
by gsahlot
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Correct way to ground receptacles
Replies: 23
Views: 584

Re: Correct way to ground receptacles

Thanks guys. That helps a lot. #10 wire is really overkill. I'd just use a roll of #12 solid, much cheaper too. I am planning to have three separate runs of this ground wire each on one side starting from a point in panel and on other side going inside the house daisy-chained through 7 outlets. I ca...
by gsahlot
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Correct way to ground receptacles
Replies: 23
Views: 584

Re: Correct way to ground receptacles

Sounds good. BTW, is there any limitation on the run of the single wire? For this wire I listed on Amazon i.e. https://www.amazon.com/WRGND100-Copper-Ground-Wire-Gauge/dp/B008OILG5I/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1530149756&sr=8-9&keywords=grounding+wire I read in reviews people saying it cannot be run for ...