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DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 04-30-2011, 09:29 PM
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Posted By Texas
PS. This house was leveled following a wildfire...

PS.
This house was leveled following a wildfire recently.
The house had a metal roof and was made of adobe. I kept the grass 2" long for 50' around the house, all winter but we had a fire with...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 01-18-2010, 07:02 PM
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Posted By Texas
You know that stuff is very very solid. I can...

You know that stuff is very very solid. I can walk between the ceiling joists on the mesh with its plaster, and I am 200lbs.
Of course I do all I can to avoid this, but it is extremely durable. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 01-13-2010, 06:05 PM
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Posted By Texas
wow, thanks for the detail. Ps the entire...

wow, thanks for the detail.
Ps the entire ceiling is mesh - I can see it from the attic. The few places in the walls I have checked are chicken wire!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 01-11-2010, 07:58 PM
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Posted By Texas
Is it made of concrete or what?

Is it made of concrete or what?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 01-11-2010, 06:57 PM
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Posted By Texas
Plaster, what is it?

I have to repair some interior plaster walls - its about 1-2" thick and pressed into a wire mesh. What should I buy? The defects range from 6-12" diameter.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 01-11-2010, 06:55 PM
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Posted By Texas
I should have explained, I am renovating this...

I should have explained, I am renovating this ancient house. It has a popcorn ceiling and paint layers could be 60+ years old.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 01-08-2010, 04:01 PM
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Posted By Texas
Surely its not a verboten topic?

Surely its not a verboten topic?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 01-05-2010, 08:38 PM
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Posted By Texas
Bump......

Bump......
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 01-05-2010, 08:37 PM
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Views: 2,238
Posted By Texas
I guess I will try to smooth it other ways first...

I guess I will try to smooth it other ways first or change the lighting. I wonder if I can put the drywall right overtop the popcorn, or will it depress too much where the screws are?
Who tests for...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 01-03-2010, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,238
Posted By Texas
The plaster is on a steel mesh, no lathe. The...

The plaster is on a steel mesh, no lathe. The mesh is attached to the joists, probably with some sort of u-nail. It is about 1" thick.

In some areas you can see where repairs were done,...or a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 01-03-2010, 08:16 PM
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Posted By Texas
Hello!! (Echo echo echo)

Hello!! (Echo echo echo)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 01-03-2010, 11:22 AM
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Posted By Texas
Attaching drywall to plastered ceiling

Is there an established method to affix drywall to a previously plastered ceiling?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 01-02-2010, 06:54 PM
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Posted By Texas
Dealing with toxins

I am refurbing a 100 year old house.

I am concerned about the presence of lead and asbestos (are there others?).

More from a resale value standpoint.

Probably the only way to tell what is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-30-2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,395
Posted By Texas
Sorry to abscond without following up til now. ...

Sorry to abscond without following up til now.

I have ripped out this cable, and a good many others in this old house.

For this range I have installed a new 4-conductor copper cable - three...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-11-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,395
Posted By Texas
Range wiring

I am looking at the supply to the stove/range (typical stovetop with broiler/oven below) in this old house and want to make sure they did it properly.

I see a #10 ground, two #6 hots, and a #10...
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