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

Split Scrotum wrote:
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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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Post #2078 by PPJ » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:07 am

Installing tubing from my gutter pipe to the catch basin. How deep should it be if I want to grow grass again?
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Post #2079 by MP » Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:11 pm

PPJ wrote:Installing tubing from my gutter pipe to the catch basin. How deep should it be if I want to grow grass again?

Make the first 6 to 8 ft solid pipe, or else all the water will end up in your basement... Depth depends on how big of pipe, and what kinda traffic load will cross it. I also suggest a diverter, as you don't really want to put water down there in the winter...
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Post #2080 by clawfirst » Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:25 pm

Why not just use big o
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Post #2081 by MP » Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:24 pm

clawfirst wrote:Why not just use big o

I assumed that's what he meant..? But get a chunk of non perforated for the first section.
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Post #2082 by PPJ » Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:51 am

What's a diverter?

I have about 50' of solid pipe, in 10' pieces and 50' of big o, one big long piece. If I use solid pipe from gutter out how do I get proper angle on downward slope? Couldn't find elbows for that.

It's all about 4" piping. How deep?
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Post #2083 by MP » Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:58 pm

PPJ wrote:It's all about 4" piping. How deep?

*Snicker*
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Post #2084 by PPJ » Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:08 pm

MP wrote:
PPJ wrote:It's all about 4" piping. How deep?

*Snicker*


RDRR

Just answer the fucking question
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Post #2085 by Dog » Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:29 pm

I say put it all in. Yolo!
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Post #2086 by clawfirst » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:07 pm

4" will grow grass.

Deeper is better
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Post #2087 by Craig » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:37 am

I spent the weekend doing spring cleaning nonsense. Did you know that it is not fun to clean chandeliers?
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Post #2088 by Craig » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:40 am

Also, we dropped the remote to a ceiling fan and broke it. We got a replacement remote, but it doesn't work. I even went and changed the four little toggle switches to make sure the frequency is right. Now I'm torn between thinking the new remote is broken, the fan is broken, or I'm just too stupid to figure this out.

There's no wall switch for this light/fan for some fucking reason.
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Post #2089 by Dog » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:43 am

Houses suck.
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Post #2090 by Dog » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:00 am

Well, lemme qualify that. The shelter and comfort is much appreciated. It’s the having to do some maintenance and upkeep that’s a drag!
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Post #2091 by MP » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:48 am

Why not just fix the old remote?
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Post #2092 by Craig » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:50 am

Some stuff got knocked off the stuff inside. I don't feel like buying a soldering iron.
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Post #2093 by MP » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:52 am

Also anyone have any opinions thoughts on fronr doors? Is fibreglass worth the extra dollars over steel?

Thanks to all that reply, but I really only care what claw thinks.
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Post #2094 by MP » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:53 am

Craig wrote:Some stuff got knocked off the stuff inside. I don't feel like buying a soldering iron.

How much did you spend on the replacement remote?
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Post #2095 by Craig » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:53 am

Like 5 bucks.
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Post #2096 by Boring Choice #2 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:17 am

MP wrote:Also anyone have any opinions thoughts on fronr doors? Is fibreglass worth the extra dollars over steel?

Thanks to all that reply, but I really only care what claw thinks.


We had water issues in our front door area and decided to go with fibreglass just in case. The only real reason to go with fibreglass is if you want a different look to the door than the steel. We ended up with a faux wood grain look which you can't do in steel, but is a definite improvement over wood.
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Post #2097 by AD » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:28 am

I am a tenant now.

I went from owning 4 houses in 2011 to owning 0 in 2018.

:why:
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Post #2098 by MP » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:56 am

AD wrote:I am a tenant now.

I went from owning 4 houses in 2011 to owning 0 in 2018.

:why:


So now your paying your ex's and your landlords mortgage?
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Post #2099 by Boring Choice #2 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:59 am

if the banana wanted to own a home, i'm sure he could. it might be a shittier home than he'd want, but i'm sure he could manage somehow.
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Post #2100 by clawfirst » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:27 pm

Mp the only problem with steel is how much cold it conducts. And we've done this before, "proper thermal break", "doesnt work" back and forth.

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