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Rushing through the home repairs. #5: Walls sanded, trim mostly done. Where's the quarter round?

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 03-12-2012 01:55 AM 785 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So the drywall is patched, and sanded, colors are tested on the walls, and after several uh… lively discussions with LOML she agrees that the primary color I had initially wanted beats all the odd colors her sister has been suggesting. I know she means well, but her taste is a bit more formal than ours, and the colors just don’t go…

I have the trim installed in the laundry room except for the one little detail I forgot at Home Depot. Where the heck is the quarter round? I sort of forgot it! Rats…

So back to Home Depot we need to go to get that…

I am killing my poor shop vac though. the talc like wallboard dust does get separated somewhat decently by the Thien separator, but that seems to work MUCH better with wood dust. That stupid drywall dust stays in the air for a LONG time

Once I have my texture finished, and the quarter round installed, the caulking comes, then the prime and paint… And of course stripping, staining, and urethaneing (is that a word) the cabinets. I am anxious to get this room done. The kitchen is next to be stripped and done… No trim work thank God, but lots of wallpaper removal, texturing, painting, stripping staining etc… I will be painting the ceiling in both rooms as well, including removing the ceiling vents and painting them with Plastic paint, and replacing the light fixtures…

I probably ought to be throwing this out to the Home Refurbers forum, but hey, I am here and active on Lumberjocks… So if this gets to those guys and gals… this is what LJs do too!

I am looking forward to getting to the thresholds. I have been face jointing with the hand planes, this is a process I am not used to but it is plenty cool…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com



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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 03-12-2012 04:06 AM

Hey db,
How’s the battle?

Dry wall dust is nasty stuff, cloud wise, it gets everywhere. When using a shop vac for drywall, there is an alternative (to a thein seperator).

I’ll try to explain the drywall dust seperator as best I can:
1) 5 gallon bucket 1/2 full of water & a tightly sealed lid with two holes for vac hoses.
2) hose from sanding pad goes into the bucket (seal around the hose), then goes thru the cover and all the way to the bottom of bucket, ie. under water.
3) Hose from bucket to vac: hose only goes through the cover (again, sealed) of the 5 gallon bucket about 1” (NOT into water), as it only sucks the air.
4) connect hose to vac.
5) turn vac on, begin sanding dry wall
6) dry wall dust is sucked into the water & stays there, as the air is sucked out of the (sealed bucket) by the vac.

I hope this made sense?

Keep battling, you’re putting up a great fight!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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dbhost

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#2 posted 03-12-2012 05:10 AM

Sounds like the Willie Nelson dust separator…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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DIYaholic

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#3 posted 03-12-2012 05:43 AM

Here’s a link.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#4 posted 03-12-2012 02:17 PM

Your post belongs here because like I have said before, you do a true blog. As long as you don’t post the process as a project, you are fine. The completed project, especially the cabinets could be a project, but my personal style would be to leave it as a blog. The process is more important than the outcome to readers, although followers of your blogging want to see the finished product. So we need a tour when you are done?

I mostly blog as comments to your blog…(-:

Speaking of, spent the weekend whittling at the electronic medical records stuff for the clinic. Until yesterday, didn’t feel much like standing, this is hard to believe, but I actually overdid myself operating last week on a patient and ended up with stiff hands, back and abdomen….....and let me tell you, I keep all those parts in good tone with an exercise program.

Well, back to EMR…....still 5 weeks of that to go….....

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#5 posted 03-12-2012 02:59 PM

I am actually feeling shockingly good considering the daylight savings time switch… I simply don’t get enough sleep on a regular basis…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Jim Bertelson

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#6 posted 03-12-2012 04:00 PM

Daylight savings time is totally useless here, it is only done to conform to Seattle and the West Coast. Because of our extremes of daylight and night hours, if anything, it just makes the use of daylight worse. I just get pissed off at the change.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#7 posted 03-12-2012 05:12 PM

I loved living in Arizona. Not fooling with the clocks makes sense to me!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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