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Old 02-06-2013, 04:45 PM   #1
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So to keep busy this winter I renovated a basement. It's the first time doing a job like this and it wen well except for drywall...here's some pics of my first time mudding anything more than a patch. I kinda hate it...mad respect to you guys you have more patience than I. And my pants lol
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:50 PM   #2
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And I guess the point of the thread is for someone t reassure me and say it doesn't look to bad lol I think it just passes my standards...

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Practice makes perfect grasshopper...

Does code require an egress window where you are?
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Now you just need to get someone else to sand it, cause that's the really crappy part.
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Sanding isn't that bad if you did a decent job of mudding...
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Hmmm an egress window I guess would be code...ill have to look into that...:s

And yes I'm not looking forward to sanding it at all...but I've done everything else and have no help. I should actually be sanding now but I'm here instead
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Do you think this is something to sub out from now on? Glad you got er done.

When I first started I thought it would be easier to put it on heavy like condo and sams it down perfect.yeah didn't do that a 2nd time, lol.
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I'm actually surprised at some places at the lack of sanding required...mind u I have little to compare to
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I think I'd do another medium to small job but anything more than a bedroom and living room I'd sub out...the pay was pretty low on this so I did everything myself. Learned lots so it was worth it just for the experience
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A wise old drywaller turned finish carpenter (cut off the tip of his pointer finger and couldn't hold a DW knife any more) once told me:

>Nothing an "Idiot stick" won't fix<
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Doesn't look like a lot of natural light down there which is a bonus. I'm not much of a mud man either, but I recently tackled a 350 sq ft room in my house I'm renovating purely for practice. Only way to learn it is to do it. I sub 100% of my mud work out on other people's houses though. I can make it look good, just takes me 5x longer than it should
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A wise old drywaller turned finish carpenter (cut off the tip of his pointer finger and couldn't hold a DW knife any more) once told me:

>Nothing an "Idiot stick" won't fix<

You mean one of these:
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Hmmm an egress window I guess would be code...ill have to look into that...:s

And yes I'm not looking forward to sanding it at all...but I've done everything else and have no help. I should actually be sanding now but I'm here instead
Don't you think you should check into code before you start a project? Not half way through it?

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and since i am in a good mood i'll help you take the guesswork out of it....IT IS CODE!!!

Now will you fix the problem and add one or more (if required) or just get paid and move on?
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I gonna bust yer stones a bit here.

How fun was it walking all over the scraps of drywall and carpet padding, while trying to mud the ceiling?

...and don't sweat it too much.
That's how my jeans looked 20 years ago when I started the game.

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Your right but the job started out a lot smaller and snowballed into essentially an entire remodel of the basement...
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Your right but the job started out a lot smaller and snowballed into essentially an entire remodel of the basement...
So?...
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That my dear boy, is what we like to call "scope creep".

...and that happens too.

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The question still stands, are you going to do the right thing or not?
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I'm gonna have to bring it up and see what they say...if they are not renting it out ever they may want it left...

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