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  0 Thread: lights installed in ceiling before or after drywall?
Post: RE: lights installed in ceiling before or after dr...

Vijay Wrote: (06-30-2022, 11:17 PM) -- Not to be a naysayer, but these only put out 540 lumens, 60 W incandescent equivalent.  I have currently the old fashioned 4 inch cans that take screw in led bu...
mound Home Improvement 17 527 07-01-2022, 07:20 AM
  0 Thread: carpentry question - strapping ceiling, shimming to level
Post: RE: carpentry question - strapping ceiling, shimmi...

Thanks all.  I thought about steel studs. a lot more expensive than any other route. I did a sort of combination of all the ideas presented.  I used a 360* laser level to set a reference position....
mound Home Improvement 8 297 06-30-2022, 02:23 PM
  0 Thread: Next Project?
Post: RE: Next Project?

that spalting is a great look!
mound Woodworking Hand Tools 51 1,928 06-28-2022, 10:02 AM
  0 Thread: Kitchen Build Thread
Post: RE: Kitchen Build Thread

MstrCarpenter Wrote: (06-26-2022, 05:18 PM) -- Have you found any speaker wire that has any approvals to be concealed in walls? And if the fumes are the only consern, why is it o.k. to use speaker wi...
mound Home Improvement 70 7,448 06-27-2022, 06:20 AM
  0 Thread: carpentry question - strapping ceiling, shimming to level
Post: RE: carpentry question - strapping ceiling, shimmi...

MstrCarpenter Wrote: (06-23-2022, 10:06 PM) -- O.K.. First, if the box label says 10d and your tape reads 2" one or both are wrong. 2" nails (6d) are too short for strapping, so let's assume they're ...
mound Home Improvement 8 297 06-24-2022, 07:28 AM
  0 Thread: carpentry question - strapping ceiling, shimming to level
Post: RE: carpentry question - strapping ceiling, shimmi...

jteneyck Wrote: (06-23-2022, 02:52 PM) -- I've never done what you need to, but I would not use plywood on edge if I were to do it.  Edge grain plywood has poor screw/nail holding ability.  lf I want...
mound Home Improvement 8 297 06-23-2022, 02:59 PM
  0 Thread: bad language database?
Post: bad language database?

I was posting and included the word "s-h-i-m" (without the dashes) talking about the thin piece of wood used when shimming.  apparently woodnet thinks that's a swear word! When I type it in a post, i...
mound Questions about using the WoodNet forum features 0 59 06-23-2022, 01:57 PM
  0 Thread: carpentry question - strapping ceiling, shimming to level
Post: carpentry question - strapping ceiling, shimming t...

Regarding prepping an old ceiling for drywall and wanting to make it flat and level.... I located the lowest point in the whole ceiling and have a 360* laser level I can use to show me how much I nee...
mound Home Improvement 8 297 06-23-2022, 01:38 PM
  0 Thread: Kitchen Build Thread
Post: RE: Kitchen Build Thread

Well the contractors who in December told me "we'll be in and out in 4-5 days max and be done in March" (for the demo and structural changes) have finally left the building - in and out in 7 weeks and...
mound Home Improvement 70 7,448 06-21-2022, 11:25 AM
  0 Thread: lights installed in ceiling before or after drywall?
Post: RE: lights installed in ceiling before or after dr...

Roly Wrote: (06-21-2022, 07:36 AM) -- They mark approximate center,  as installing drywall and run rotozip  into the drywall,run to edge of can and go around the can.  It has a pilot tip on the bit. ...
mound Home Improvement 17 527 06-21-2022, 07:40 AM
  0 Thread: lights installed in ceiling before or after drywall?
Post: RE: lights installed in ceiling before or after dr...

Roly Wrote: (06-21-2022, 06:59 AM) -- Make sure you can get the type and brightness you want in the can-less types before you commit.    They normally cut the holes with a rotozip type tool after the...
mound Home Improvement 17 527 06-21-2022, 07:04 AM
  0 Thread: lights installed in ceiling before or after drywall?
Post: RE: lights installed in ceiling before or after dr...

K. L. McReynolds Wrote: (06-20-2022, 11:03 AM) -- Seems like locating the placing for the lights before sheetrock and doing the wiring would be better. That way, any actual light fixture installation...
mound Home Improvement 17 527 06-21-2022, 06:52 AM
  0 Thread: lights installed in ceiling before or after drywall?
Post: lights installed in ceiling before or after drywal...

For my kitchen reno I've removed all the old layers (3!) of drywall from the ceiling, and am going to install 1x3 strapping perpendicular to the joists at 16" on center (removing it all made most sens...
mound Home Improvement 17 527 06-20-2022, 09:28 AM
  0 Thread: pocket door question.. again..
Post: RE: pocket door question.. again..

Thanks all! .......
mound Home Improvement 10 381 06-20-2022, 05:24 AM
  0 Thread: pocket door question.. again..
Post: RE: pocket door question.. again..

Good points. I do expect this door will be opened and closed on a fairly regular basis. Pocket door because a door that swings in either direction would be intrusive given where it's being placed, sli...
mound Home Improvement 10 381 06-17-2022, 09:14 AM
  0 Thread: pocket door question.. again..
Post: pocket door question.. again..

So the people I hired to remove two walls and replace with LVLs, finally got their part done. mostly.. One of the things I had asked them to quote was framing and installing a pocket door in the new ...
mound Home Improvement 10 381 06-17-2022, 07:21 AM
  0 Thread: sparky question - two appliances on one double pole breaker?
Post: RE: sparky question - two appliances on one double...

hah, simplest reason is probably correct.  Is that seen as lazy or hackish these days?
mound Home Improvement 4 220 06-15-2022, 11:53 AM
  0 Thread: sparky question - two appliances on one double pole breaker?
Post: sparky question - two appliances on one double pol...

just a curiosity here.. I was looking for the breaker for my microwave (1990's kitchen) and found it on a 20amp double pole breaker in the panel. Confused, thinking why on earth would the microwave b...
mound Home Improvement 4 220 06-15-2022, 09:53 AM
  0 Thread: Red Cedar
Post: RE: Red Cedar

Gregor1 Wrote: (06-13-2022, 03:42 PM) -- I have heard the term "Red Cedar", and I have heard the term "Western Red Cedar" Is it all the same? Thanks  Greg -- Western Red Cedar, as I understand i...
mound Woodworking 3 297 06-14-2022, 09:26 AM
  0 Thread: The Truly Universal Shooting Board
Post: RE: The Truly Universal Shooting Board

very cool!  .......
mound Tool Swap N' Sell 3 514 06-09-2022, 08:33 AM

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