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Started the knotty pine ceiling installation today!

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by ScotO, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. ScotO

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    Thanks guys........I'm trying to stay with it. Got the other side of the room cleaned out, scaffolding moved and rebuilt, and will start working on that side tomorrow evening. Hoping to have most of the insulation done by this time next week, so we can do the ceiling install on that side the weekend of the 8th......

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  2. smoke show

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    Keep up the good work and stay on schedule, cause your doing mine after yours is done. :p
  3. ScotO

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    Dude you buy some Captain n' rootbeer, I'll be there!! (maybe some porterhouse steaks on the pit, too);)
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  4. velvetfoot

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    Tongue in groove overhead? I had a hard enough time putting in a floor. Did you swing the rubber mallet overhead on a flooring nailer? Geesh.
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  5. DexterDay

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    Drinkin Rum and Coke right now.... I will buy GALLONS if you come!

    (Still waiting on the Get Together .. I think this is something that we should really look in to for next year. Everyone will have fresh vacation days and Spring is a great time for camping)

    Looks Great Scott. Keep the pics coming :)
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  6. ScotO

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    I agree on the GTG, Mad Dog. Its a little too late in the year (especially now that school has started) for us to get a big thing going, next year we'll do it for sure. Defiant also mentioned a fishing trip next year, and we GOTTA go do that. You're going whether you like it or not!
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  7. ScotO

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    no, I used a Bostitch staple gun with 1/4" x 1 1/2" crown staples, double stapled on each rafter. To make the boards tight, I used a tool called a Bowrench, made by Cepco tools http://www.cepcotool.com/bowrench/. This tool is FANTASTIC for taking the bows out of warped decking and ceiling boards and pushing them very tight together, but I ran into a problem. It is designed to slip over the joist or rafter and works on leverage. I have a plastic vapor barrier up, so putting the tool around the rafter wasn't an option as it would have poked holes in the VB. So, I had a shot of Captain, and VOILLA! The idea came to me, and I created an adapter that screws into the rafter, accomplishing the same task as the slip-over adapter did. All I needed to do was put a piece of gorilla tape over the two small screw holes after I was done using the tool to seal up the VB. I'll take a pic or a small vid of the process with that tool on the next portion of ceiling. That tool works great, I highly recommend one for anyone building a deck or putting a ceiling up. Got mine off of ebay for half the price, too!
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  8. DexterDay

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    Absolutely! !
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  9. Eatonpcat

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    I want the GTG also, but I would kill to go on the fishing trip (although I was not invited :()! Let's try to work on the GTG first, cause Tuna season is later in the year!
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  10. ScotO

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    I'm sure we could make room on the boat, we'll figure something out. We'll start planning a GTG in Jan or Feb so we can schedule it for sometime maybe in June or July......
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    By the way Scotty that new profile picture...Aren't you suppose to be at Steelers/Eagles training camp??
  12. ScotO

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    You're nutz.....:rolleyes: I'm too damm short!==c
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    What I meant to say was Hercules, Hercules..Hercules!
  14. ScotO

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    You guys crack me up!!
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    Nice tool. I used what looked like tapered cut nails in the floor that I did in the old house, but in this house they were stapled down. I imagine staples could hold better because of more surface area, but I don't know.
  16. PapaDave

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    Wait a minute. How big is the area of the ceiling?
    When I did reno'd our bedroom (down to the studs, new outlets, insulation, etc.), I did the ceiling in pre-finished end matched t&g pine. Cost me over $400 and the space is only 10x22.
    Sounds to me like MY Amish guy needs to bring his prices down.>>
  17. ScotO

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    PD, its around 500 square feet, two seperate ceilings (one is gabled into the other). My wood is not pre-finished, nor end matched. But it still looks great, and I got a hell of a deal on it. Haggled it a little bit>>, got the deal where I needed to be and he was still happy!
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    I'd say that's a really nice deal.
    I need to have YOUR guy talk to MY guy. I thought I got a pretty good deal....at the time.
    Still happy with the outcome, so I'll stop whining.:cool:
    Have you had a chance to start on the other side yet?
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  19. ScotO

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    got it all cleaned out the other evening (actually took TWO WHOLE EVENINGS, I think I have a tool/wood hoarding problem :rolleyes:), was gonna start working it today, but wifey had a yard sale so I put a pile of my 'picker' junk in it. Ended up haggling all day with old guys that have nothing better to do than to "buy low and sell high". Sold some stuff, but the chainsaws and the antique Tonka trucks I ended up putting back in the loft of the barn. Everybody wanted to lowball me on those items, not gonna happen ;). Anyway, I am gonna get back at it tomorrow morning, then off to a pig roast in the evening (ain't gonna miss that!). Will work on it most of the day Monday too (off for Labor Day from my job, but my wife doesn't recognize that holiday so she's making me work!!). I'll keep posting my progress. I'm hoping to have that other side all done by the end of next weekend, and the following weekend we're having a drywall hangin' party!
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    Ooooooh, a drywall hanging partay....uh, uninclude me.:cool:
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  21. ScotO

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    Eh, trust me bro........I was looking for a way out of it too, and I'M THE DAMM HOST!!
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    Drywall,stilts,mud,sandpaper, 1.83 an hour, I don't miss it at all!

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    Best thing i ever did was suck at doing drywall as a young man - they kicked me over to the painters. Kinda sucked at that too...

    Looking great, good job scotty!
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  24. Lewiston

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    Ingenious solution. Personally one of the most enjoyable part of a project is find solutions to the little road blocks. One of my favorite shots of Norm Abram's shop was the hundreds of jigs he had created over the years.
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  25. ScotO

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    I agree! It is gratifying to come up with a solution, trouble is, it seems like I am trying to do five or six times on every single job I get into!!

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