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Old 02-05-2019, 08:04 PM   #1
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Evening everyone.

Working on another flip and since this one is "just a rental" we are not inventing much time nor money into the house. The house was built in the early 1900's so at this point nothing is plumb, level or square. We had to rewire the entire house more or less because someone decided to tap into the old knob and tube. The first and second floor is done, all that is left is the attic. It is a trying experience.

My questions all pertain to getting this attic done. The joists and studs have no rythme or reason to them. So joists are 16" apart, some are 14" and even some are 20". Since the house has settled for 100 years, it seems like they have starting to drift from being level. I could go on and on but I should get right to my questions.

1. How do I find the joists and studs if they aren't spaced equally and have drifted over 100 years.

2. We are laminating over what seems like some type of particle panel board (It isn't wood and is very spongy). Should I be using an adhesive to compensate for the lack of a consistent screw pattern.

3. Should I have stocked the drywall (3/8th) on the 3rd floor before we even starting hanging? That is sort of rhetorical because I would hope the answer is yes, but how? I've cut slots into the floor before which worked perfectly, but with years of lipstick what do I look out for?

Out of all the things I've been tasked to do over the past 8 months, this seems to be testing my patience the most.
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Old 02-05-2019, 09:55 PM   #2
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1) studfinder, nail, or drill

2) if you go over that, you'll have nothing but screw pops

3) Huh? You're asking what to look out for when you cut a section of floor out, is that right?

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Evening everyone.

Working on another flip and since this one is "just a rental" we are not inventing much time nor money into the house. The house was built in the early 1900's so at this point nothing is plumb, level or square. We had to rewire the entire house more or less because someone decided to tap into the old knob and tube. The first and second floor is done, all that is left is the attic. It is a trying experience.

My questions all pertain to getting this attic done. The joists and studs have no rythme or reason to them. So joists are 16" apart, some are 14" and even some are 20". Since the house has settled for 100 years, it seems like they have starting to drift from being level. I could go on and on but I should get right to my questions.

1. How do I find the joists and studs if they aren't spaced equally and have drifted over 100 years.

2. We are laminating over what seems like some type of particle panel board (It isn't wood and is very spongy). Should I be using an adhesive to compensate for the lack of a consistent screw pattern.

3. Should I have stocked the drywall (3/8th) on the 3rd floor before we even starting hanging? That is sort of rhetorical because I would hope the answer is yes, but how? I've cut slots into the floor before which worked perfectly, but with years of lipstick what do I look out for?

Out of all the things I've been tasked to do over the past 8 months, this seems to be testing my patience the most.
Maybe DIYChatroom is a better place for you, this place is for pros and your question is very basic.
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