Monthly Archives: April 2017

A Week’s Worth of Drywalling

Our drywall contractor had a problem with his subcontractors. Basically, they didn’t show on the date he set for the job. They probably would have showed eventually, they did send two guys for a short time at the end of … Continue reading

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Drywall Prep: Empty House and Beginning Drywall

It makes the house look big to have it completely empty with no drywall to separate the rooms. My friend sent me a panorama shot and I thought it would be a good technique to capture the feeling of the … Continue reading

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A Hole for the Minisplit AC Lines

I bought a used minisplit air conditioner for the compressor, thinking it would chill water for the radiant cooling system. But I have decided after lots of experiments with radiant cooling to just install it as an air conditioner this … Continue reading

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Fixing the ERV

I broke the ERV by trying to install an automated control system with the Nest to the Boost control and with Lutron devices to the 0-10 variable control system. The support for the Recouperator was very helpful and sent a … Continue reading

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Drywall Prep: Moving Stuff

Tools, furniture, kitchen–moving it all out to the garage, which is of course not large enough so quickly ordered two storage units from MyWay to hold more stuff! We packed the garage as tight as we could. And all the … Continue reading

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More Drywall Prep Items

As we worked to prep for drywall several other items were added to our list. Little stuff that had to be done before the walls were no longer accessible or where we needed a wall we had not yet built! … Continue reading

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Boxing in the Radon Vent

Another pre-drywall project that I forgot to list was to box in the radon vent that entered the attic shelf over the storage closet. The vent has a slant to it that meant the lower part was uneven with the … Continue reading

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Drywall Prep: Membrane Installed

The membrane on the rest of the walls has been installed, the seams taped, and the edges caulked to the studs. The caulk is super rubbery and stays flexible. It is recommended for the edges of the membrane. I put … Continue reading

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Drywall Prep: Ensure Denshield in Bathrooms

I signed the drywall contract and the work is to begin April 24th. Included in the contract is Denshield in the bathrooms. We decided to have the walls match the existing knockdown texture but have the ceilings be smooth which … Continue reading

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Drywall Prep: Install the nailers for drywall.

These are all finished now. Unless the drywallers find they need another one somewhere. There are some tricky areas where the house orientation changes direction to catch the sun. The rafters come together at an angle and the nailers had … Continue reading

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