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DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 06-03-2014, 05:48 PM
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Posted By swindmill
That would seem to make things easiest. I'll have...

That would seem to make things easiest. I'll have to think about what to do with the post. A simple drywall post is certainly an option.


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DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 06-03-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By swindmill
I'll have to think about what I could construct...

I'll have to think about what I could construct the posts with if I go that direction, from an aesthetic standpoint. My house has a rather simple, modern look to it despite its age.


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DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 06-03-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By swindmill
Neither looks bad. I could picture posts on...

Neither looks bad. I could picture posts on either end; one in the corner and one near the doorway. The wrap around wouldn't be bad either. It would be a more simple look, which I like. I would...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 06-03-2014, 12:23 PM
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Posted By swindmill
I'm glad you mention that. I had considered it at...

I'm glad you mention that. I had considered it at one point, but I was afraid it wouldn't look right. Maybe I should reconsider, as it would solve a couple big problems.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 06-03-2014, 11:51 AM
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Views: 589
Posted By swindmill
That all makes sense. The idea with the plywood...

That all makes sense. The idea with the plywood is good. This is one of those projects I'm moving very slowly on because I feel like I have so much to figure out. To make things worse, there's...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 05-29-2014, 01:17 PM
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Posted By swindmill
Wood plank flooring on wall

The flooring I'm considering is 3/8". Here's a picture. What I could do is stay a few inches to the right of that entryway and use trim to conceal any edge, as you suggested. It's just difficult to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 05-29-2014, 12:50 PM
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Views: 589
Posted By swindmill
I suppose it would likely warp with nothing...

I suppose it would likely warp with nothing behind it. I could shoot staples in the tongues that way too. Looks like I might be making new jambs and recasing the entryway.


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DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 05-29-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By swindmill
Wood plank flooring on wall

I am about to remodel a living room, and I'd like to cover one wall in finished bamboo plank flooring. The other three walls will be drywalled. I've never done this before, so I'm curious to hear...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 04-16-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By swindmill
The plastic is wrapped under/behind the window on...

The plastic is wrapped under/behind the window on all sides. It sounds like I need to focus on doing the flashing correctly, and then whatever siding I use will be fine.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 04-16-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By swindmill
Removed window/Need to patch aluminum siding

I renovated a bathroom at my girlfriend's house a while back and had to remove a window. I need to patch up the outside, which is old aluminum siding. Eventually, I'll reside the entire wall with...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-28-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By swindmill
I used 1/2" Hardie. Put plastic on the studs and...

I used 1/2" Hardie. Put plastic on the studs and wrapped on the window with silicone where needed. Also put a reasonable slope on the sill when I tiled. The window shouldn't see much more than a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-26-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By swindmill
CBU under tub or after tub installation?

This wasn't my first time putting CBU on a floor, or tiling a floor; I always use thinset. This was the first time I've completely gutted a bathroom and replaced the tub, hence the original question....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-27-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By swindmill
I had torn the existing stud out because it had...

I had torn the existing stud out because it had some rot. The plumber put that up when he was running the new lines. I'm guessing he grabbed the wrong size. I didn't want to make him feel bad, so I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-25-2014, 04:05 PM
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Views: 491
Posted By swindmill
It's great that she has a plumber in the family....

It's great that she has a plumber in the family. He put this in before finished hanging drywall today. 6056
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-21-2014, 05:33 PM
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Views: 491
Posted By swindmill
The plumber, who is actually the homeowners...

The plumber, who is actually the homeowners relative, wants to run a separate 3" waste line up there and tie into the main stack (in the picture) from the crawlspace. He said code where we are...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-20-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By swindmill
Plumber ended up stopping by today. No wet...

Plumber ended up stopping by today. No wet venting here, but he came up with an easy to rough in what we need before the drywall goes up on that wall.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-20-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By swindmill
Question about waste plumbing when adding 1/2 story bath

I am currently remodeling my girlfriend's 1st floor bath. There is a wall between the kitchen and bath that houses all of the home's waste and supply lines. We had a plumber come in and cut...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 01-15-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By swindmill
If it came with a rip fence, I must have it...

If it came with a rip fence, I must have it somewhere. I'll look around for something that looks like it might be it.

It's looking like I will be ripping from 2x6.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 01-15-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By swindmill
I'll probably give a freehand rip a try and see...

I'll probably give a freehand rip a try and see how it goes. I can follow a chalk line fine, but it's easy to move an 1/8 one way or the other when you change your footing as you make your way down...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 01-14-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By swindmill
I could rip 2x with some clamps and a guide....

I could rip 2x with some clamps and a guide. Doubling up 1/2" would work too. I'll be going with one of those options in the next few days.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 01-13-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By swindmill
I guess I've never looked for 1" plywood, but if...

I guess I've never looked for 1" plywood, but if the big box stores carry it, that would work.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 01-13-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By swindmill
I'm hoping to just shim out each stud 1", I just...

I'm hoping to just shim out each stud 1", I just don't know what material to use. I don't have a table saw that will allow me to rip my own strips, so I'm stuck using stock material. If there's...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 01-13-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By swindmill
61" bathroom to 60"

I'm remodeling a bathroom with the tub against the back wall. The old tub was 61", and the new tub is a standard 60". The walls around the tub will get CBU and tile. The tub is in place but I need to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-07-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By swindmill
Makes sense. So, the CBU on the floor butts up...

Makes sense. So, the CBU on the floor butts up against the tub? After tile, that will leave about 1/2" of flooring built up next to the tub. That's the factor that had me questioning the order of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-07-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By swindmill
CBU under tub or after tub installation?

This may be a very basic question, but I've never done a complete tear out of a bathroom, and it has me thinking. Right now, I'm down to the studs and plywood subfloor. The plumbing is done aside...
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