Last Activity:10-06-2010 11:26 AM
Posted in thread: OK to cap ceiling or better to gut, replace? on 10-07-2010 at 10:40 AM
i rolld out some insulation last month and think the joists were 16", cause the rolls fit
snugly between each joist. Well ,come to think of it, maybe they were 24". I'll have to check
it out t be sure...
Posted in thread: OK to cap ceiling or better to gut, replace? on 10-06-2010 at 09:46 AM
Check the size, span and on center spacing of the ceiling joists. If the ceiling material is
original to the house it is probably plaster and lath. This weighs 8# per square foot, plus the
Posted in thread: OK to cap ceiling or better to gut, replace? on 10-06-2010 at 09:39 AM
you said my suggestion sounds rinky dink? i have screwed rock over other rock dozens of times
and guess what? no call backs or complaints on any of them. your deal may be different though.
if you don'...
Posted in thread: OK to cap ceiling or better to gut, replace? on 09-27-2010 at 06:32 PM
would there be a need to nail/screw up support-type 1x4 or 2x4 pieces of wood across the old
sheetrock throughout the who ceiling and screw the new sheetrock over this, the old sheetrock
and the beams...
Posted in thread: OK to cap ceiling or better to gut, replace? on 09-25-2010 at 09:43 PM
8ft tall, 14" from celing to top of window molding.
Posted in thread: Drywall Issues -- easy fix? on 09-25-2010 at 08:48 PM
wish my cracks were like this. Whatever you may do might just draw more attention to the spot.
I see nothing major here, either. But it ain't my house.
Posted in thread: Repairing cracks in the ceiling on 09-25-2010 at 08:45 PM
unless you or your guy is a real craftsman, you will just draw attention to the covered cracks,
esp with the textured parts. I'm not a pro, just speaking from experience. Most of those aren't
bad, at ...
Posted in thread: OK to cap ceiling or better to gut, replace? on 09-25-2010 at 08:42 PM
i have a 70 yr old house pier and beam with some terrible cracked popcorn ceiling in the
living/dining/kitchen rooms. My house has moderate foundation issues, though it has more or
less settled, thoug...
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