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Old 03-08-2007, 07:15 PM   #1
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If you take the filter out of your shop vac in order to use it to clean up standing water, always remember to put it back in before you use it to clean up drywall dust.

Maybe SWMBO won't the coating of white stuff all over the house.

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Old 03-08-2007, 07:18 PM   #2
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If you take the filter out of your shop vac in order to use it to clean up standing water, always remember to put it back in before you use it to clean up drywall dust.

Maybe SWMBO won't the coating of white stuff all over the house.
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Old 03-08-2007, 07:36 PM   #3
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Two things I hate.

Drywall
Drywall dust

I would prefer to do hundreds of other projects over drywall any day. On the other side of the coin, I hate tearing it down too. It sucks. One thing I found is it is easier to just chunk it up into small pieces as it fits nicely into trash bags that way. Less clean up in the end.

I finally did wise up and bought a good cartridge respirator. I have exposed myself to so much crap already in my life I figured it was time to stop playing around.

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Old 03-08-2007, 07:49 PM   #4
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dry wall sucks to remove, exspecally after you hosed it down for 20 minutes . . . plaster and lathe make it a lot more fun

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Old 03-08-2007, 07:58 PM   #5
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Yeah, don't do this with a shop vac either.

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Old 03-08-2007, 08:12 PM   #6
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Amen my brother.

My winter project has been completely gutting and remodelling my daughter's bathroom. I've done it all myself, but the one job I hired out was drywalling. I hate that job, plus mudding & taping is one job that always looks amateurish to me when done by an amatuer.

(I actually might have hung the drywall myself and just paid someone to do themud+tape, but I couldn't find anyone to do it on those terms.)
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I'd rather turn compost in the snow than do anything with drywall.

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Yeah I hear ya. If I ever had a significant amount to do, I'd definitely have the mudding contracted out as well. The drywall isn't nearly as bad as the finish work. And the trick is, they do it so well there really isn't much finishing to be done when they are through. An expert mud man will hardly sand.
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Lol. My compost is just a frozen big pile now. I finished off at least 3 hot piles last year though. Gosh this is making me want to garden now....
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I have a stairwell leading down to my basement that has gone unpainted for over 8 months.

I patched the nail pops, and other ruff spots in the drywall and haven't touched it since. The concept of sanding everything down and vacuuming just to paint has been a total turn off.

Besided, I've kind of gotten used to its' "blotchy" look. I tell SWMBO it's a new take on shabby chic.

And, no, she isn't amused.

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