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Old 12-22-2016, 01:43 PM
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Good work Kwak! I just read a few posts up that you used 5/8" and was wondering if that was what you ripped out. Your last post said you now have to get the outlets flush because of the change. I think you can just unscrew them a bit to float them out, it's only 1/8'' so it should not be a big deal. Do all the widow frames and door jambs lie flush with the different size sheet rock?
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Yes they were. I was thinking of getting some nylon washers and putting them on the outlet mounting screws. The outlets are all new so I wish I'd known while I was swapping them out but I'm hoping this is a good work-around.
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Old 12-22-2016, 03:02 PM
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The little "Micky Mouse ears" on the outlet should hold the outlet in place after you pull it out a bit and then tighten it back down to the drywall, as long as it is a close enough size cut.
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Old 12-23-2016, 02:38 PM
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The little "Micky Mouse ears" on the outlet should hold the outlet in place after you pull it out a bit and then tighten it back down to the drywall, as long as it is a close enough size cut.
I went to Ace Hardware and asked one of the people there and they hooked me up with a specialized type of shim for that very thing - that cost $5. While I like going to the two bigger stores (because they're a lot cheaper) I like to get small stuff like that from that little mom & pop store because they're helpful.

This morning is going to be spent wrapping gifts but I hope to get a jump on measuring where to cut for the windows and last 2 outlets on the front wall. I'm really nervous because the metallic trim around the windows are both an obstacle and a hazard - not to mention that I don't want to bust the windows. Gloves are a must. I may end up renting that drywall lift for that wall alone.
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The drywall is about 95% hung. There is a little soffet that will take about 10 minutes to do and then it's time to do the fine details.



Mudding is going to be monotonous but I've read that it's best to do several light coats and smooth it with the knives instead of sanding. First I have to make sure that every drywall screw is countersunk. Repeated use of the hammer drill has made my shoulders ache.
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Looks great Kwak!

I like mudding, just put on the radio and get to work
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Old 12-28-2016, 12:26 AM
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Looks great Kwak!

I like mudding, just put on the radio and get to work
+1! I like the smell when the first coat is about half way dry.

Is the ceiling textured?
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Old 12-28-2016, 01:31 AM
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The radio is always on to the local sports channel. If that gets boring I'll play a podcast on my iPhone. I'm glad all that lifting and cutting is over.

BTW, yes the ceiling is textured.
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What's the plan for the ceiling joint? Stimple in texture or crown moulding or just leave it be?
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I was going to just blend in some popcorn texture patch with a sponge.
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