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Drywall installation in 1950

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by glenlivet, Jan 21, 2021.

  1. glenlivet

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    He makes it look easy.

     
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    With just a single tool...impressive!

    Would like to see the "mudding"
     
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    I’d like to see how it was finished

    I do a lot of drywall, I’ve never seen pieces that narrow, it would be a pain to tape all that

    Maybe he was gonna do some sort of spackle or plaster

    Edit: I had to ask my dad whose done this for a long time and apparently my great-grandfather and grandfather did plastering

    That’s not drywall as we know it, it’s “rock lathe” it replaced wood slat lathing and is completely plastered over

    Still interesting to see
     
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    It's been years since I last saw those small panels in a building supply shop. They were so easy to handle and they didn't crumble like the current Chinesium material.

    "Maybe he was gonna do some sort of spackle or plaster."

    You didn't tape those joints. The entire wall got a skim coat.
     
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    That asbestos lawsuit will buy lawyers many a PRS.
     
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    I was gong to say--lots of seams. But then I realized it's not drywall. We have those kind of walls in our house, built in 1949
     
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    I would allow that man to apply the chinking to the inside walls of my house . It is hewn log .
     
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    That looks a lot more satisfying than these spreadsheets. Grass is always greener and all that.
     
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    I have nightmares about things like that. We finished a total renovation/remodeling here at the ranch recently. Did I say finished. Haw! These things are never finished. I guess I’d call it substantially complete.

    Someday, I dream of finding at least 75% of my stuff. Mrs. Steerforth packed everything away so it would be safe while we were renovating. I sure hope that in whatever dimension to which my stuff was teleported, it’s still safe.
     
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    Saw that on Instagram.

    I did that before Uni. Guy is an absolute beast.
     
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    My thought exactly! This video was impressive. I think modern power tools are at least partially to blame for some of the shoddy work that costs a premium these days. As it relates to my past experience, two workers can paint the exterior of an entire 2-story 2500sqft home in a single day, no wonder they have to come back after a couple years! (Those coats are thin and aerated.) I painted all summer long, every year, with a brush, alone, to get through college. Some of those houses were painted a decade ago and don't need any attention for a few more.

    I'm not entirely cynical but it just seems that there aren't as many capable craftsmen/tradesmen as maybe there used to be. Some of you who have been around longer than me could certainly enlighten me though, I'm all ears!
     
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    I work for a construction and service company that does (mainly) plumbing, HVAC and medical gas mechanical work.

    We’ll hire people, whether experienced, newbie, old or young, off the street, and PAY THEM to go to school, PAYING FOR THE CLASSES, and GIVE THEM A RAISE as they complete each class.

    Yes, they have to work as a helper or apprentice (depending on their training or experience), but if they stick with it, eventually will become a journeyman, master, etc...

    The classes are once a week, in the evening, and we even let them off work early on the days of the class.

    Our wages are competitive, our benefits are cheap...A kid who has no training—or even a high-school graduation—can be making upwards of $50,000 a year, if he sticks with us for four years...and it just goes up from there.

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    ...and we can’t get people to take advantage of this arrangement.

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    Wow. That's impressive. I'll bet he didn't even get his hands dirty.
    I recently tore a ligament pushing the starter bulb of my snowblower. They don't make men like they used to!
     
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    I've lived in houses with that stuff.
    It's an interim technique there that still mimics the old way.
    He's not going to mud the joints, he's going to go over the whole thing with plaster.
     
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    the apprenticeship model worked well for centuries in all sorts of crafts
    it needs to be reinstated more widely


    more importantly...what gear was used for the incidental music track?
     
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    It has taken me years to drywall over the chainsawed posts and beams with rough cut 2x6s of our house. Probably the rest of my life to mud and sand the seams.:rolleyes: IMG_4005.JPG
     
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