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  1. Framing
    My contractor put 24" stud spacing on the vertical walls and on the soffits that frame in the HVAC with 2 x 4's, in our state it's to code. Should I have them come back and install 2x4s to make 16" on center? What about the soffit spacing on the ceiling? 16" or 24". I'm worried about sagging in...
  2. Interior Decorating and Design
    First off, I apologize since I'm new to this if I'm not providing the proper information. I realize there may not be much to go on, but I'd still appreciate direction for the experts on here. Having to decide to sign and close on a house or walk away within 2 days (for reasons not relevant to...
  3. Help Wanted or Looking For Work
    Hello There guys, I have a CEMR license and am searching for a company that runs into mold removal jobs but can't perform them because FL requires the CEMR license for all projects exceeding 10 SqFt. I hear A/C companies run into mold issues frequently. My thoughts are joining up with someone...
  4. Drywall
    Hello how i can do this texture Any idea or tip to do it.
  5. Drywall
    Hey everyone. We're in negotiations to buy an old house. A little over 90 years old. There seems to be separation or a bad patch job in the corners of this "box" on a bedroom. How would I fix this and what could be causing it? Thanks in advance!
  6. General Discussion
    Hi there! Brand to the forums and this page. We are building a house and looking for bids as we are the GCs. We received a bid from a drywall company that perplexes us to no end. They have a section of the contract marked "Excludes" and it includes the following: Clean up and removal of...
  7. Drywall
    I needed some advice on what this may be an indicator of and if it is something that needs to be addressed vs something normal that can be ignored. For some background, I have absolutely no experience in this field. The house was built in 2008 and we bought it in 2016. The previous owner did a...
  8. Drywall
    So I need to run drywall on the side of these basement stairs. I plan on leaving about a 1/2" gap between the concrete floor and drywall to prevent moisture wicking but would I need to do the same for this concrete post base? My initial guess would be yes. Also would anyone have recommendations...
  9. Finish Carpentry
    I was wondering if I should cut out the bottom where it's all crumbled and replace just that small 4inch bottom part. Thanks
  10. Drywall
    I just started a drywall job were the home owner scraped of the popcorn ceiling then painted it all the paint bubbled and is falling of I would like to skim coat the hole ceiling any suggestions on why this happened
  11. New Member Introductions
    Hello, my name is James, I work for a small contracting company, J&J Stafford, LLC. We do roofing, siding, drywall, all kinds of general carpentry/new construction/remodeling. We prefer to serve other builders as a sub-contractor, but work directly for homeowners as well. :thumbsup:
  12. Drywall
    Hey everybody, I toured a gypsum plant years ago and I remember before we went our into the plant they took our group into an office with a whiteboard where the plant foreman showed us an illustration of the gypsum mineral under a microscope and illustrated how the mineral was different than any...
  13. Drywall
    I am reviewing some submittals and the project documents ask for the contractor to provide SLX drywall at the elevator shaft walls. What I think it means is "shaft liner type X" drywall, but I am not sure. It also has to comply with the UL 415. Anyone have any idea?
  14. Drywall
    I am looking for information on the long edge of the drywall panel. I have had an issue with the edge being very hard and unable to set the screw properly. The framing is 25 or 20ga steel studs with 1 1/8 point type s screws. This problem has been for sevral years now and have had little...
  15. Concrete & Paving
    Howdy All, I'm doing a remodel on an apartment building with concrete ceilings. I am looking for a product that I can prime the concrete with and then use hot mud to level out the ceiling. Any advice would be appreciated.
  16. Drywall
    We were recently approached by a local architect who wanted us to create a stand-alone product for making very tight corners in drywall. The corners shown in the attached pics have in internal radius of 4" and an external radius of 8". My questions for all you expert drywallers are: Would you...
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