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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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:
  4. 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...
  5. 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?
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  8. 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...
  9. Drywall
    I am remodeling the master bath. It had wallpaper and we have taken it down. It came down surprisingly easy--just had to pull on the peeling edges and it all came down in entire sheets all the way from the floor to the ceilings. It appears that there is glue that has been left behind still on...
  10. Electrical
    I'm looking to run a new dedicated circuit for trash compactor in the kitchen I'm just curious on how you all pull your wires behind cabinets near the ceiling or do you just remove the cabinets, drill your holes and then reinstall the cabinets after the wire is pulled? Whats the trick? Thank you.
  11. Drywall
    OK I need a question answered that I cant seem to find else where! I have been a residentinal remodeler for 12 years and have never run across this before. I have a split level home under remodel that has a fireplace on the opposing side of the stairs. Currently it has the 50's wood paneling...
  12. New Member Introductions
    Hello I am Rusty Atwood of Atwood Drywall. I have over 25 years of experience in hanging and finishing drywall. I have done drywall from Florida to Alaska. I just love to work hard and do a good job. I take pride in my work. We have complete tools for hanging and finishing. Will be willing to...
  13. Painting & Finish Work
    Does anyone use drywall stilts for painting? Do you have any reccomendations on brand/style? I'm looking for a used pair to try out for a while. Any dos and don'ts?
  14. General Discussion
    hello: maybe someone can help me.:clap: I need to get into compliance an existing 1 hour UL fire rated wall. The wall was made out with 6",20 gauge studs [email protected] 5/8" drywall 1 X on each side, 5" insulation. I been told by engineers to add 2- 5/8" on each side but I need to put in the PLANS...
  15. New Member Introductions
    Hello to everyone. I wanted to introduce myself and tell you a little about my background. I began framing homes 30+ years ago and then joined the union in 1987. My specialty was metal framing and drywall. Due to an illness; I was forced to retire and am now restricted to much smaller projects...
  16. Drywall
    What is a general estimate per sq. ft. to hang and finish in commercial construction just for labor? I know it varies from state to state but I am from Houston, TX. All responses greatly appreciated.
  17. Drywall
    Is your company responsible for the drywall issues here?
  18. Drywall
    I have a customer who hired a previous contractor to build a screened in porch. This contractor hung Green Board on the exterior ceiling, and then walked away from the job for whatever reason. The customer would like me to finish and texture the drywall. Is this recommended or even possible for...
  19. Help Wanted or Looking For Work
    its going really slow right now so im looking for any drywall taping work thats available, i also have machines if necessary, top quality work guaranteed, please contact me at 416 904 2573 Rico
  20. General Discussion
    hi my name is 56thought iam in the construction clean-up business. i prayed to god that my territory would be enlarged, and it has started booming. \ I need to find out if anyone can Help me. I need some input on Two Projects I 'am starting. Frist is a 1365 sq ft hardwood floor. the home has...