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DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 03-01-2008, 06:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,862
Posted By LanceM
Tap-con Tips - learnin the hard way.

I had a different problem. The furring strips went fine. I was getting through a whole box of 50 TapCons with the one bit provided and was getting a good 'bite' into the blocks. Moving to the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 02-25-2008, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,723
Posted By LanceM
Soffit Drywall repair

Thanks to all for the excellent suggestions. I had a lot of problems with the plastic corner pieces on this job. I thought it was solely because I was first timer with the stuff. I'm sure that was...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 02-24-2008, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,723
Posted By LanceM
Soffit Drywall Repair

A number of years ago I installed a soffit(frame and drywall covering) to box around the ductwork in our basement. The boxout/soffit itself is about 6 feet across the bottom, 20 feet long, and has...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-06-2008, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,549
Posted By LanceM
Basement furring strips

Well, it was a sloppy everything job. It's a weird situation. The basement housed an elaborate model railroad that I built. The model was on a shelf that followed the walls. I only put drywall...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-05-2008, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,947
Posted By LanceM
Working Around Furring Strips

Yes, they're laying flat. I'll come down from the top. Thanks!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-05-2008, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,947
Posted By LanceM
Working Around Furring Strips

Hello, new to the group here. I'm just starting to renovate our basement and have a question as to the best way to work outlet wiring around the furring strips.

The furring strips will be 2x3's...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-05-2008, 05:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,549
Posted By LanceM
Basement Furring Strips

After pulling down the old drywall the walls are in very good shape - clean, dry, mold free. The previous owner coated them with some type of epoxy or masonry paint that has held up well. My main...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-04-2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,549
Posted By LanceM
Basement Furring Strips

Hi,
New to the group here. I'm just starting the process of renovating the basement and have found the answers to many of my questions on basement drywall and furring strips already by going...
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