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Re: Homeownership Thread

Post #2051 by clawfirst » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:35 pm

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MP wrote:I don't mind putting up board, or mudding & taping, it's the bloody sanding and the dust that drives me crazy.


I agree. The worst part about doing this myself is it takes so long for me to get through the three cycles of sanding. By the time I'm done we'll have lived through two weeks if dusty bullshit.


3 cycles of sanding?! How much mud are you putting on?

I only sand once. But honestly id say 70% of pros sand after every coat(as opposed to scraping) Cause its fast and repeatable with the pole. And you make the bitch do it.
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Post #2052 by Craig » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:18 pm

Hey, that's me!
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Post #2053 by Split Scrotum » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:21 pm

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I agree. The worst part about doing this myself is it takes so long for me to get through the three cycles of sanding. By the time I'm done we'll have lived through two weeks if dusty bullshit.


3 cycles of sanding?! How much mud are you putting on?

I only sand once. But honestly id say 70% of pros sand after every coat(as opposed to scraping) Cause its fast and repeatable with the pole. And you make the bitch do it.


I did home renovations for 4 summers when I was in high school and I was said bitch; however we were a crew of 2 lol.

You really only need to sand once (being meticulous) if the guy mudding knows what their doing.
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Post #2054 by clawfirst » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:52 pm

Reno is a different animal. Especially small reno. Its an occupied home in many cases so you become good at not cleaning up everyday for half the day
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Post #2055 by clawfirst » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:53 pm

Commercial guys...lol that bitch is white as snow and runs a pole all day
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Post #2056 by Split Scrotum » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:06 pm

Very true. We were mainly kitchen/bathroom renovations, with the odd basement or entire gut job.
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Post #2057 by Dog » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:11 pm

If I can get it "just so" within 8 to 12 rounds of mudding and sanding, I'm generally a happy camper.
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Post #2058 by Split Scrotum » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:21 pm

Dog wrote:If I can get it "just so" within 8 to 12 rounds of mudding and sanding, I'm generally a happy camper.


And there is nothing wrong with that at all as long as it looks good.
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Post #2059 by Dog » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:23 pm

It's "just so".
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Post #2060 by clawfirst » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:30 pm

"Anyone can do it and most people shouldn't"

Friend in sales after he did his house.
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Post #2061 by clawfirst » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:30 pm

Yes whole house
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Post #2062 by Zardoz » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:03 pm

My house is lath/plaster and everywhere is did fixes and sanded is too smooth and looked weird. Had to rough it up a bit and repaint some spots.
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Post #2063 by clawfirst » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:07 pm

Yeah. You basically have to skim a whole wall...reboard or texture on anything pre 1960
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Post #2064 by MP » Mon May 15, 2017 3:40 pm

Hey Claw,

I need a new roof, should I stay away from BP and Iko as the internet suggests and go with Owen Corning Durations or CertainTeed Landmarks?
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Post #2065 by clawfirst » Mon May 15, 2017 3:45 pm

Id be lying if i said i knew.
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Post #2066 by MP » Mon May 15, 2017 3:49 pm

It's been years since I've spec'd this kinda work, and seems the industry has completely changed after the whole organic lawsuit fiasco...
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Post #2067 by clawfirst » Mon May 15, 2017 3:52 pm

A bad run of shingles is a bad run. Most only make it to half their warranty life especially on a north east facing side.

In 10 years the manufacturer will just blame the roofer...
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Post #2068 by AD » Mon May 15, 2017 3:54 pm

Tesla sun roof.
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Post #2069 by clawfirst » Mon May 15, 2017 3:58 pm

Id just accept youre gonna gamble on the product and be real nice to the roofer. Case of beer in a cooler and such cause the product is cheap. Its the install in 10 years that costs an additional 3 k
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Post #2070 by MP » Mon May 15, 2017 3:59 pm

AD wrote:Tesla sun roof.

Sorta, I'm planning on replacing all my soffits and facias to get rid of the yellow cream colour, then I'm adding two solartubes with dimmers and up grading my attic insulation, when I do my roof. I'm guessing $12-15k...
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Post #2071 by R-66Y » Mon May 15, 2017 8:29 pm

I want solar tubes. They're expensive, though. Cheaper to leave the lights on any time I'm home and awake than to install them where I want them. Pay back time is like 20+ years.

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Having natural light would be awesome though
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Post #2072 by clawfirst » Mon May 15, 2017 11:38 pm

Why would i want a light i cant turn off when its unnecessary or use when its actually dark?

Sounds like a solar fucking roadway kinda bullshit
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Post #2073 by MP » Tue May 16, 2017 8:45 am

LOL, yeah why would one want windows, when I can have led light?
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Post #2074 by clawfirst » Tue May 16, 2017 8:50 am

But you already have windows
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Post #2075 by MP » Tue May 16, 2017 9:01 am

Not in the middle of my house I don't. So I plan to put two in, but I also ordering the dimmers so I can shut them off.
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Post #2076 by Dog » Tue May 16, 2017 9:15 am

Wouldn't windows in the middle of a house be pointless?
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Post #2077 by Ricard_Persson » Tue May 16, 2017 9:49 am

I'll seriously consider cedar shingles next time. Hard to find a crew that will do it, and the cost will be staggering I'm sure.

That grey-ed out cedar roof is beautiful though.


I've seen the newer light tubes. Actually they throw a lot of light, and in some dark areas, I think they're a good idea.

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