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DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-31-2008, 07:28 PM
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Posted By RipTheJacker
Just bought the drywall today. Carrying it is...

Just bought the drywall today. Carrying it is exhausting. Before I buy the insulation I just want to clarify what you said inspectorD. You said I can get the insulation that is 3 1/2 inches thick and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-24-2008, 09:00 PM
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Posted By RipTheJacker
some studs are 3 1/2 inches thick which is fine...

some studs are 3 1/2 inches thick which is fine but some one wall has studs that are 4 1/2 inches thick. Do they sell insulation 4 1/2 inches thick? Does insulation expand to fit the space?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-23-2008, 11:54 AM
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Posted By RipTheJacker
Spaz, I posted my pictures by uploading them to a...

Spaz, I posted my pictures by uploading them to a site called photobucket.com. Just register and upload your pictures there and the site will provide you with a link to post here that will display...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-20-2008, 06:45 PM
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Posted By RipTheJacker
Ok i refuse to pay some guy 1000 dollars to do...

Ok i refuse to pay some guy 1000 dollars to do something I know I can do with effort(a lot of it). I'm going to post pics of areas i don't know what to do at. Pardon the furniture in some of the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-20-2008, 11:39 AM
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Posted By RipTheJacker
Had a contractor come by and look at my room...

Had a contractor come by and look at my room because I could tell some studs need to be sistered. He said he'd do the whole room with drywall insulation and install new windows for 1000 dollars...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-17-2008, 06:09 PM
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Posted By RipTheJacker
Have another question. Here's a picture of my...

Have another question.
Here's a picture of my floor.
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f234/ErvTheRipper/Picture-1.jpg
This is taken near where the floor meets the lath and stud. Once I remove...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-17-2008, 05:59 PM
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Posted By RipTheJacker
LOL. That literally made me laugh out loud. It...

LOL. That literally made me laugh out loud. It was annoying removing that until I got annoyed and just yanked it out in one piece. I got some cuts on my arms now though. Do studs have to have the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-17-2008, 05:28 PM
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Posted By RipTheJacker
Do you know what's holding the fuse box in mid...

Do you know what's holding the fuse box in mid air? Also I'm pretty sure this is the only panel in the box and it controls the lights in every room so is this the main panel? I don't know where the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-17-2008, 02:40 PM
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Posted By RipTheJacker
I took down practically all the drywall and lath...

I took down practically all the drywall and lath and plaster except for the area around my fuse box which happens to be in my room. What should I do about that? Also how do you know when studs need...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-15-2008, 02:14 AM
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Posted By RipTheJacker
Thanks for the kind words Square Eye. The wall I...

Thanks for the kind words Square Eye. The wall I removed today was an exterior wall and it didn't even have insulation!! Now I expected this because I read this is just how they did things back then....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-14-2008, 10:16 PM
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Posted By RipTheJacker
I'm averaging a little more than a wall a day so...

I'm averaging a little more than a wall a day so i should be done with the demolition by Thursday.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-14-2008, 12:32 AM
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Posted By RipTheJacker
oh ok...the jacket that looks almost like a metal...

oh ok...the jacket that looks almost like a metal pipe
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-14-2008, 12:25 AM
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Posted By RipTheJacker
Someone suggested i get the wiring done. I just...

Someone suggested i get the wiring done. I just want this room done. NOTHING ELSE. I dont want a electician to be pushy and try to do my entire house. I don't have the money for that. Also, I left a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-13-2008, 11:52 PM
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Posted By RipTheJacker
I just got through with that wall. Wow. So much...

I just got through with that wall. Wow. So much work. And that's just one wall. Is it ok for the outlets that were in the wall to just be hanging? Also, will I be able to change where these outlets...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-13-2008, 04:36 PM
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Posted By RipTheJacker
I'm tearing down one wall right now. Oddly...

I'm tearing down one wall right now. Oddly there's one area that doesn't seem to have lath and plaster it's just like a gap and then the lath and plaster starts again. Maybe this wouldn't seem odd to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-12-2008, 01:30 PM
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Posted By RipTheJacker
I just got back from Home Depot. I got a regular...

I just got back from Home Depot. I got a regular white respirator for when I remove the drywall and the more expensive multi purpose respirator for when I remove the lath and plaster. Does this sound...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-10-2008, 01:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,951
Posted By RipTheJacker
Thank you. I really feel like i can do this if...

Thank you. I really feel like i can do this if you guys guide me through. Im only 18 so im a total novice but at least I have youth on my side. You guys could be like my mentors. Being a novice I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-10-2008, 01:25 PM
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Views: 8,951
Posted By RipTheJacker
And can someone tell me why they built houses...

And can someone tell me why they built houses this way. what are the benefits of lath and plaster as opposed to 2x4s? also why is removing lath and plaster so frowned upon? is it just because it's...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-10-2008, 01:22 PM
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Posted By RipTheJacker
and does anyone have a picture of what a house...

and does anyone have a picture of what a house frame looks like when you remove the lath boards?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-10-2008, 01:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,951
Posted By RipTheJacker
Are you referring to the drywall as plaster? ...

Are you referring to the drywall as plaster? Because the drywall was crumbling not the plaster
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-09-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,951
Posted By RipTheJacker
I just got through removing the paneling. It...

I just got through removing the paneling. It looks like most walls possibly all will have to be redone. Some started crumbling when I removed the paneling. I'd post pics right now but all my...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-07-2008, 01:54 AM
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Posted By RipTheJacker
Good eye you have there. There is a window just...

Good eye you have there. There is a window just above this area to the right of the pic that you can not see. And i have an AC unit in the window. It sometimes drips water so that's where that water...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-04-2008, 09:45 PM
Replies: 59
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Posted By RipTheJacker
So are you telling me to just remove the drywall....

So are you telling me to just remove the drywall. Then leave the lath but remove the plaster entirely? or leave the lath and leave ONLY the plaster that may be sticking out causing trouble for new...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-03-2008, 06:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,951
Posted By RipTheJacker
Thanks for the help guys <_<

Thanks for the help guys <_<
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-02-2008, 10:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,951
Posted By RipTheJacker
I really need to start on this project soon since...

I really need to start on this project soon since it's already getting cold in the midwest. I need all the input, advice, and instructions I can get. I still need to tear off this paneling to reveal...
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