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    Walls & ceiling problems & advices

    I don't think it's necessary to tear off everything but you can't just tape and mud over the existing bubbled tape. The bubble would just telegraph through the new layer. Carefully use a razor knife to cut out the bubbles, make sure the remaining tape is still secure and then apply new tape...
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    Walls & ceiling problems & advices

    It's hard to believe a professional did the drywall in this room. The bulging tape is caused from not getting enough mud on the back side when installed. The back of the tape must have mud on it or will bubble as yours has done. You squeeze most of it out as you go along let it dry and put...
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    anybody have any experience with diy garage kits/pre built garages?

    I agree with jocaption. I built a 2 car 2 story garage with an attached shed for my home last year. I searched the Internet for a kit and/or designs that would work for my space but came up empty. I ended up purchasing an inexpensive CAD program and designing it myself. I double checked with...
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    Bouncy joists

    Sorry, I wasn't trying to offend. A major component of my day job is problem solving. I would never tell someone to tear it down and start over. There's almost always a solution. However, since I don't know the particulars, it's difficult to give a suggestion. What are you using for joists...
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    anybody have any experience with diy garage kits/pre built garages?

    You will also want to make sure the kit & design will meet your local building codes.
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    Bouncy joists

    "Is it necessary when trying to eliminate bouncy Joists to use 3/4 inch plywood or can I use half-inch?" Was the structure built to code? If so, there shouldn't be a bounce. I just built a two story 2.5 car garage using my own design. Prior to building I researched on line for building codes...
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    Forced Air furnace: air has unpleasant smell

    I have a forced air heating unit that's more than 40 years old and it still works very well. The 1st use every Fall is always interesting but any odors go away after a few minutes. One time I found my cat in the heat exchanger when he fell down an open heating vent (still alive) and we had...
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