Month: February 2003

After the taping was dry, it was time to float the joints.
The new mechanical doorbell arrived, so it’s time to install it.  It will go on the door frame, right near the door knob. The outside, with the old inoperable electric doorbell button removed. The shaft that goes from the outside ringer to the inside bell is a bit too short.  So, in order to remedy […]
The single long shelf in the pantry just didn’t allow for very much storage.  In order to take advantage of the full 5 feet of vertical wall space above the washer and dryer, we decided to remove the single shelf and add in multiple shelves.  The photo above shows the old single shelf removed. We […]
Drywall tape all installed.  Also note the new fixture box added for the ceiling fan.
Installing the final piece of drywall. Putting in the final drywall screws.
The new drywall, downstairs in the foyer, ready to be brought upstairs and installed. The first strip of drywall attached to the ceiling. Radioactive cat approves….
All of the old ceiling is now on the floor. The ceiling, with the old lath exposed.  We left the old lath, mainly because there is blown in insulation in the cavities above it, and also to give the drywall screws more places to connect to. A better shot of the pile of ceiling rubble.
Once we began removing the texture from the ceiling, we started finding more and more areas where the plaster was damaged beyond simple repair. At this point we came to the painful realization that in order to repair the damage, it would probably take a lot longer than just replacing it with drywall.  So, we […]
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