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Do I need a building permit, if i remove my ceiling drywall and vapour barrier. Replace the vapour barrier, strap the ceiling and re drywall?

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As long as you’re not changing the fundamental structure of the house you do not need a work permit

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insulation & vapor barrier are your smallest obstacles.remove only enough insulation to install vent,maintain barriers integrity around same.
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I use a DeWalt and the bit should just pull off like you would a cordless drill/driver. You might need a little persuasion (vice grips or pliers) because of the constant torque placed on it.

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We found that the water was leaking into first floor ceiling from the pipeS of the toilet leading to bathroom wall. Plumber replaced the pipe and we don't see any leaks.


you need to leave if for a few weeks to dry out. or put a heater in room to help dry the dsmp patch, air flow heater. one with a fan.

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Fixing textured (not popcorn) drywall ceiling


If you've got a house built in the 90's, you may well have a textured drywall ceiling with a pattern on it. The most common pattern is a blossom texture with patterns of repeating ridges form circles.

The problem comes when you have to repair this ceiling. Knowing how to duplicate the texture is the problem.

Here are the steps to do this:

Replace/repair drywall ceiling until the surface is paint ready, but do not paint. Sand texture off of some of the adjoining ceiling to avoid a visible border.

Make sure you have a drop cloth down!!! This might drip.

Mix drywall mud down to the consistence of pancake batter. You want it stiff enough not to drip, but pliable enough to texture. The mixture should just barely be pourable.

Pour into a paint roller pan, and using a long nap roller with the lint removed (use masking tape) roll the joint compound onto the repaired area.

Allow to set for a few moments to make sure it won't drip Now get out your stomping (yeah, that's what they call it) tool, and texture the ceiling.

You can buy brushes to "stomp" your ceiling at many paint stores, but they aren't cheap. Instead, you can do what most drywall guys do, and make your own. Go to the store and get an old fashioned string mop. When selecting the mop, look at the head. Some have a rectangular bar holding the strings in place, and some have a round tab, about the size of a quarter. You want the one with the round tab, and get one with strings, not cloth strips.

When you get it home, hold the mop up to the ceiling, and note how long the strings need to be to create the same size pattern. Cut your strings about two inches longer, since the whole string does not hit the ceiling.

Trim the strings to the correct length, then soak the mop for 24 hours to limber them up.

Now back to the stomping. Once you have your drywall mud applied, all you have to do is hold the mop over your head, upside down, straight up, with the strings hanging uniformly around the sides. The mop should be damp, but not wet. You can add a bit of drywall mud to it first if you wish, I do not.

Hold the mop about eight inches below your drywall, and starting at an edge where you can judge where to match the old pattern, "stomp" the mop into the wet mud, just like you were stomping your foot. Immediately pull the mop back, and you should have the same pattern as your ceiling.

Continue stomping until you've covered the ceiling. Afterward, you can wash the mop, and keep it for later if you think you will need it.

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After stomping, let it dry for at least two days before painting.
When you buy your drywall joint compound, look at the prices. You can often get a five gallon bucked for only a couple of dollars more than a gallon. (I always buy pre-mixed, it works great). To preserve the mud you didn't use, after you're done with it, mix a teaspoon of bleach into a cup of water. Level the surface of the mud in the bucket, then pour a layer of the bleach/water mix on top. This will keep the mud from drying or molding.

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Can I tape between a popcorn ceiling and a smooth drywall wall?


By beading, are you referring to drywall tape? If this is cracked and you want to repair the tape, I suggest you use a nice cove mold to cover up the lose tape. Otherwise you'll need to remove the old tape, smooth out the popcorn ceiling area, re-tape the corning then feather it in, then texture the ceiling again. The trip is much easier to do. It's cleaner, quicker and really would look nice.

Will it stick? yes but unless you want to keep the same look, I opt for the cove mold.

Nov 14, 2014 | Drywall

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How do I tape a drywall ceiling?


250' and 500' rolls of paper are basically the same price per foot. The question is listed under " How do I tape a drywall ceiling?" So let me start by saying it's easy to tape a drywall ceiling with the right tools. "The TapeBuddy® drywall taping tool is a one step drywall tape and joint compound application tool that makes taping drywall SUPER Easy!" Rather than paste more TapeBuddy info here, go to tapebuddy.net for the info. The how-to manual will give you lots of great advice.

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Need to know the type of vapor barrier needed for a second floor unfinished ceiling with insulation and a metal roof..


It depends on your local code. Contact your building department, get a permit and ask the inspector, he will help you and if you follow is instructions you will pass the inspection.

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Drying out wet drywall


I'm assuming your talking about drywall that was wet during a flood of some type? Recommend you remove all damaged drywall and using a straight edge and a utility knife this can be easily accomplished. After you cut and remove the damage, remove all screws or nails from the studs giving a good surface for the new drywall that your going to replace the damaged stuff with. Get that done and we can move onto taping and drywall compound repairs. Hope this helps.

Mar 16, 2014 | Tools & Hardware - Others

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Should i use the same drywall in the bathroom as in the rest of the house?


I recommend using MR (Moisture Resistant) drywall for the bathroom, and possibly for the basement if there are moisture issues. It is not much more expensive, and it can save you a big headache later

Jan 16, 2013 | Drywall

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What is the recommended drywall thickness for studs that are 24" apart?


5/8 of an inch is recommended. You may be able to get away with 1/2 inch if you don't really care, but i would check with the building inspector first

Jan 16, 2013 | Drywall

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I want to install (bathroom) an electric wall insert fan heater on an outside wall. Will the insulation and plastic vapour barrier be an issue???


Depends on the heater/fixture. All devices of this sort list minimum clearances between sides and combustable materials.

As to will insulation be a problem, depends what you call a problem. Will it need to be removed? Most likely yes if for no other reason then to provide cavity/freespace to install the heater. For a exterior wall application a small baseboard electric heater would be a better solution to the problem or a toekick electric heater under a sink vanity.

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If you have drywall, you can use heavy duty drywall anchors. If not, you will have to extend the straps and attach at the same point. If you don't have drywall, you can add another post anywhere if your plate is accessable.

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