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tomz71ss

02:42PM | 02/22/05
Member Since: 11/13/04
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if it ain't one thing, it's another. for those of you that frequent the basement/attic forum, you'll note i had some water issues in my basement [project still in progress..]. well, at about midnight this past saturday, i had a bedroom cieling come crashing down...litteraly!! i knew it needed some attention as it had developed cracks in it some time ago, and it had been sagging. at that time, i had 'cobbed' up some re-enforcement strips to keep it up there. well, come sturday night, gravity took over! [lucky enough, my boy heard it make some noise, and decided the livingroom couch was a good spot to sleep].

the ironic part is, once it fell, i couldn't help but wonder what kept it up so long. seems it started life as 1/2" drywall with a lovely coating of about 3/4" of what looks to be CEMENT board!! that rooms cieling musta weighed in at @ a ton!!

we spent an hour carrying out the 'debris', just so we could get to 'the floor' to figure out the carnage.

upside is, it was the only room that wasn't re-done by previous owner, and it WAS in need of re-doing anyway, and i couldn't figure out how i was going to remove the cieling anyway, so it kinda worked out [in a crazy sort of way].

good news is, 90% of the cieling is now sporting new drywall, and i had the opportunity to wire in a light switch in the wall, rather than stumble in the dark to flip on the light.

i took some pic's of this adventure, and when done, i'll snap some more so you can see the after.

maybe when this is done, i can finish my basement waterproofing plumbing!

p.s. K2, i know you're getting a chuckle out of this, don't ask me why, but i have a feeling you've been there before....

t

tomz71ss

01:22PM | 02/23/05
Member Since: 11/13/04
90 lifetime posts
no joist issues, just the cieling. anyway, 'rigging' up the rest of the rock as i type [taking a measurement breather], thank goodness for stucko type finishing material, cause this baby isn't really gonna be perfectly smooth--hahaha.

look for some pic's in a day or two.

t

tomz71ss

02:16PM | 02/25/05
Member Since: 11/13/04
90 lifetime posts
happy to say it's progressing. the rock is all up/pieced in, and a first coat of mud is on. the pic's show the attic view from below, and the rock partially up, and some mud thrown on. i've added more screws/mud since the last pic and i think come morning, i'll be ready to sand.

http://tbillstoys.homestead.com/files/111_1106.JPG

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tomz71ss

03:39AM | 02/26/05
Member Since: 11/13/04
90 lifetime posts
to the untrained eye, it almost looks like i know what i'm doing.......not..

hi-ho, hi-ho, it's off to sand i go..........

tomz71ss

07:20AM | 02/26/05
Member Since: 11/13/04
90 lifetime posts
now i see why i decided to be a mechanic rather than a body man, this sanding business stinks!! ugh!

looking pretty good to me though, rather flat, and the edges of the mud are feathering in nice. i'm about 1/2 done or better, but my arms are turning into a jelly like substance [typing with my nose, haha].

going to get back at it, and with some luck, this evening i'll have my 'popcorn' finish on it. then monday i'll start prepping the walls for new paneling. bought some paneling with a nice pattern on it, and my son figured it'd look good 'sideways', i think it'll almost look like a log cabin wall when hung. i know it sounds nuts, but as usual, i'll post some pic's when it's up.

tomz71ss

04:21AM | 02/27/05
Member Since: 11/13/04
90 lifetime posts
well, so much for a little at a time, cieling is done!

i guess due to my 'day job', i'm used to getting as much done in as little time as possible [provided i have all the materials, and have an idea of what i'm doing- unlike the cellar thing].

sanding went well, i overlapped the daylights out of the seams with mud, so it was a one application deal really. of course i figured the 'popcorn' would cover alot, but i gotta say, for the first time doing this by myself, i'm impressed with my handywork. it looks flat with no crazy lumpy spots [big smile here].

here's a few more pic's,

http://tbillstoys.homestead.com/files/111_1147.JPG

http://tbillstoys.homestead.com/files/111_1148.JPG

http://tbillstoys.homestead.com/files/111_1150.JPG

http://tbillstoys.homestead.com/files/111_1151.JPG

http://tbillstoys.homestead.com/files/111_1152.JPG

other than being tired as all get out, i'm happy with it, and now i can work on getting the rest of the room done. i'll put up pic's of that as well when i get there.

thanks for viewing,

t

tomz71ss

02:57PM | 03/03/05
Member Since: 11/13/04
90 lifetime posts
got two walls paneled complete, and one wall 1/2 done. so far no major screw ups [read that as no wasted material], and i think a decent crown molding is gonna hide the 'lack of squareness' the room has. it's starting to look like a log cabin in there [that's what the plan was], so i'm pretty happy. i'll put up some pic's when i get the walls done, i think you'll like it. new carpet will be here in @ a week or so, and then it'll be down to moldings. then i can finish my cellar fiasco, haha.....

t

tomz71ss

03:56PM | 03/07/05
Member Since: 11/13/04
90 lifetime posts
well, it's almost done, just waiting on new carpet [special order]. looks like we have a log cabin room now.

click the link and it kinda gives a before to after look at it, i'm happy with how it's turned out, and it almost looks like i had a plan before i started, haha,

http://tbillstoys.homestead.com/drywalladventure.html

what do you think?

t

tomz71ss

03:17PM | 03/08/05
Member Since: 11/13/04
90 lifetime posts
thanks K. as i said in my cellar posts, if it doesn't disrupt family life, i can milk a job as well as the next guy, but due to the fact my son's belongings are 'strewn about' the rest of the house, i had to act fast [the wife is sick of the whole house looking destroyed, and i don't blame her, his stuff is everywhere], so a few weekends and some after-work 'thrash sessions' and it's almost done [smile], now it's the darn carpet waiting [ordered black, much like the sideways paneling, it sounds nuts, but it's a small room so i figure it'll make the floor dissappear and make the room seem bigger].

we also bought a cheap put together armoir to put in the 'nook' to the left of the chimney, it's a perfect fit, and the finish matches the walls/trim perfectly!

c'mon carpet!

anyway, i guess this concludes my adventure with the cieling, and thanks for viewing, it's nice to share this stuff with someone who's been down the same road before.

now maybe i can get back to the cellar drainage and complete that project.........

t

tomz71ss

04:06PM | 03/18/05
Member Since: 11/13/04
90 lifetime posts
carpets in, baseboard trim is on, i'm done with it, YAHOOOO!!!!!

now i just gotta wire the surround sound.....

t
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