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#369216 - 03/09/12 05:59 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Registered: 09/16/04
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Today is texture day. The guys got here about 90 minutes ago. One is mixing mud, the other is doing a final light sand of things. Carpet guy just left. He was taking measurements, but the guy looked like he was in his upper 80's, low 90's and wasn't very friendly, but hopefully he got the measurements right. Of course, he couldn't tell me how much sqft we had. I guess that I should just measure things myself. Hard to ballpark a cost between different carpet stores without knowing the amount of carpet is needed.

Tomorrow morning we are going to prime everything, and then we are going out of town that afternoon and will be gone until Monday night. It doesn't look like we will get to any painting until Tuesday. I am going to start in the theater first so that we can get moving on risers and the stage before they carpet. I told the old guy that we would be adding them, but he just gave me a grumpy look like he had no idea what I was talking about and that he wasn't happy about it.

We'll see how it all turns out.
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#369219 - 03/09/12 07:26 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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...he just gave me a grumpy look like he had no idea what I was talking about and that he wasn't happy about it...


You mean, that's not how you do it on your job?
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#369261 - 03/10/12 07:06 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Ok. My wife, 13yr old, and I spent almost 7 hours priming the walls after they textured last night. And we still aren't done. We have the whole bathroom to do, most of the office, and then the ceilings in the bedroom and in the theater. And just think. After it is primed, and after the drywaller guy comes back for the light standing that he recommends (an often missed step), we still have to paint all of it. I am hoping that we have the priming done Sunday afternoon before we head out of town. Painting should start on Tuesday and I am wanting to do the theater first so that I can start construction of the riser and stage.
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#369270 - 03/10/12 08:52 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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#369272 - 03/10/12 09:04 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Originally Posted By: nickbuol
Ok. My wife, 13yr old, and I spent almost 7 hours priming the walls after they textured last night.



Has she hit you up for a car yet?

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#369276 - 03/10/12 10:22 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
nickbuol Offline
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We somehow managed to not get her older sister a car and she turns 18 in a couple of weeks.
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#369289 - 03/11/12 12:55 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Registered: 02/25/12
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Originally Posted By: nickbuol
We somehow managed to not get her older sister a car and she turns 18 in a couple of weeks.


No wonder she didn't help with the priming!
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#369291 - 03/11/12 02:26 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: whippersnapper]
BobKay Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
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Loc: Massachusetts Badlands
What I'm suprised at, Nick, is that your daughters aren't royally peeved with you for waiting until they were teenagers to finally build them a stage. You go! You nipped that Toddlers in Tiaras syndrome in..the..bud!

I have a dumb question. You said the walls were textured. What kind of textured drywall surface is it that can be sanded it after it's primed (or ever)?

Oh, now I think I know. There's a contractor involved, right? So he charged you extra to texture the walls and now he's gonna charge you again to sand the texture off, so they'll be nice and smooth. I start a 4 week surface rehab project Tuesday and I'm gonna see if I can work in those line items. Brilliant!
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#369470 - 03/12/12 11:28 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
nickbuol Offline
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Registered: 09/16/04
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Loc: Marion, IA
LOL to Bob... No, the trick is that they texture (we went with orange peel) and then they lightly (very lightly) sand the surface. It was actually quite noticeable to the touch. Not sure that it looks any different, but when sliding my hand along the "unsanded" wall (already primed) it has a slight sandpaper feel to it.. Just really small edges here and there that you could feel. The lightly sanded parts looked the same, but weren't rough feeling.

Anyway, he also had to come back and fix a few spots that weren't noticeable until the primer was on. He worked on that yesterday and tonight. There were 5 spots in the theater that I wanted fixed (one was a spot that would end up behind a QS8, but I wanted it fixed)... One was in the family room, and one in the bedroom. Everything else has been lightly sanded and we can start painting those rooms tomorrow. Then we focus on the theater so that I can get the riser and stage built.

I am thinking about stealing this design for the stage...


Oh, and my theater seats were supposed to be delivered to the distribution center in town today, but they weren't One more day or maybe two. I still need to find room for 16 large boxes (each seat comes in two parts)


Lastly, here are some pictures of the room primed. The blue arrow is painters tape marking one of the "please fix this" spots.




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#369473 - 03/13/12 12:09 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Registered: 02/04/04
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Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
Moving right along. If you do build that stage I'd be curious to know how hard it is to curve the plywood like that. Definitely cool looking.
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