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Old 02-11-2013, 05:03 PM   #241
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Wondering if home depot will let me return the 3 sheets of 1" I haven't used in exchange for some 1/2" that I wanted to put on the floor.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:51 PM   #242
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Wondering if home depot will let me return the 3 sheets of 1" I haven't used in exchange for some 1/2" that I wanted to put on the floor.
Don't see why not. How long ago was it bought?

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... perhaps a layer of the white foam on the inside of this stuff and then wood...
We left our insulation alone and sealed up behind the interior metal sheeting. Furred out and placed the rather irritating 1" Polyshield with the shiny radiant barrier on the interior (shiny side in). Then we covered the foam with laminate flooring. Made a nice looking rather durable paneling. One "plank" covered from the ceiling to 4 or 5" within the floor. I want a BIG tall baseboard. The biggie is the thermal break. Biggest problem we have found using the laminate flooring is you have got to get it to lock together. We have two spots (both are hidden) where David could not get the planks to line up right and lock together. The planks are slightly off at times. The top and bottom hit but the middle didn't. Not sure if it's the bus walls or the planks. At any rate, we will fill the opened up seam with caulking AFTER we move back to a more humid area.



All our "furring" strips came from the culls bin at Home Depot (green paint = 51˘). Plus we got a whole lumber cart of the real 1X2" pretzelly furring strips (culls) for free. I had to get David to get it as they wouldn't let me , myself or I get it. Thought it would look bad for an employee to get it. They would just trash it anyway. Got to get that stuff early in the AM or it's gone!
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:59 PM   #243
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Wondering if home depot will let me return the 3 sheets of 1" I haven't used in exchange for some 1/2" that I wanted to put on the floor.
Don't see why not. How long ago was it bought?
Last Thursday.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:12 PM   #244
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Wondering if home depot will let me return the 3 sheets of 1" I haven't used in exchange for some 1/2" that I wanted to put on the floor.
Don't see why not. How long ago was it bought?
Last Thursday.
TAKE IT BACK! There is no reason for you to keep it if you can't use it. They can resell it.

Take it to the returns register, not the desk in the lumber section.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:29 PM   #245
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They get irritated at me because I 'check out' at the returns counter if I have just a couple of things, the other counter is at the other end of the store.

So you left the metal sheeting on the walls and put the foam on the outside of that? I'm thinking if I already have R-ll in the walls I could use half inch when I get to the walls.

I called a friend with the truck and we're taking it back tomorrow night (and she's making me beans and cornbread). Trade for what I need for the floor foam board and the Rosen Paper. Then on payday get the plywood.

Things seem to take odd turns, but I guess as long as I keep moving forward..
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:35 PM   #246
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Another question, to use self tapping screws into the framing to attach the furring and/or boards, do you drill a small hole first? I'm not sure my battery Makita is powerful enough to run a screw into the steel.
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Re: Transmogrifie and Me

Take a look at how I did ours,(I am no expert...the results sound like what you want)
I have atleast 2 drills at al times
I will predrill wood oversize alittle for the screws used(so drill doesn't have to drill both)
And then I will sometimes predrill metal with say a cheap 1/8 drill bit,then follow with a #10 or #12 self tapper.
Make sure to set drill to "rachet" and not drill or you may strip out holes.
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For your use it will take power,esp. For a lot of screws....one drill set for drilling and one for screwing will help tho
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:10 PM   #248
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Another question, to use self tapping screws into the framing to attach the furring and/or boards, do you drill a small hole first? I'm not sure my battery Makita is powerful enough to run a screw into the steel.
David drilled a pilot hole. We were using a battery powered screw gun and the battery is getting weak. They got too cold last winter without having a full charge. Cordless to screw the screws in, corded to drill the pilot holes. Using two drills makes it all go much faster. We used the SPAX screws (green boxes). David drilled a hole thru the 3/4" furring strip, then thru the 1/4" shims (to accommodate the 1" insulation) and the thru the metal siding (and occasionally in the steel frame). We also screwed the flooring/wall covering, top and bottom, into the furring strip (no farther... we did not touch the interior metal with any of the wall covering screws as that would have created a thermal bridge) and we predrilled the screw holes in the wall covering for that too. So that we didn't damage the laminate.

We have lots of folks check out at the returns desk! All day long.
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Thanks to both of you. El Tortuga is one of my favorites to watch and read..

Lorna, what did you mean by this?
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We left our insulation alone and sealed up behind the interior metal sheeting.
When I took the sheet of metal off it was sealed all around with crackeling caulking I had to chip away at. If I don't take all the sheeting off I don't know how I would seal it, makes sense though.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:53 PM   #250
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Was just sitting here thinking how much I can get done before I have to move in... and picturing white foam walls... my cat would just love to tear them to shreds.. yikes.

I think I'm just panicking now..
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