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Find the time? It takes like 5 minutes. Just don't browse SF the next time your drop a deuce and spend your newfound extra time installing the Nest.

THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN GOOD INFORMATION TO HAVE HAD FIVE MINUTES AGO!
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You can get a 4' x 10' porcelain tile for $80? Something like that would be really heavy and really fragile; you'd think the packaging alone would cost more than that.

I have no idea about the shipped and installed price.

This stuff is only like 6mm thick, so the weight is less of an issue. You can actually install it with a bend if you need to.
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Flexible and porcelain aren't words that're usually used together. I wonder what they're actually made of.
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Flexible and porcelain aren't words that're usually used together. I wonder what they're actually made of.

Yeah, it's not really "porcelain." It's some kind of sintered composite material. They can make it thin enough to not crack if it bends a little.
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Fixed about 60 nail pops today but still need to fill the holes.  Some were a real pain in the ass so I may need to get a different drill/driver.

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Fixed about 60 nail pops today but still need to fill the holes.  Some were a real pain in the ass so I may need to get a different drill/driver.

 Sheetrock guys use a  specialty driver  and that specialty is driving drywall screws. Anything else is make do

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=drywall+screw+gun

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 Sheetrock guys use a  specialty driver  and that specialty is driving drywall screws. Anything else is make do

Yeah, its this drill that looks like a Black and D my dad had in the 80s but it's tuned for drywall.
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Well for my next job I may need to get one of those.  The hallway and stairwell look pretty bad with nail pops plus the drywall seams are showing.  I may end up having those professionally done.

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Well for my next job I may need to get one of those.  The hallway and stairwell look pretty bad with nail pops plus the drywall seams are showing.  I may end up having those professionally done.

Good rockers are well worth the money they are fast and usually work relatively cheap. All my life I have done my own remodels and additions work except for the drywall 

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Made a deal with a builder - signing tomorrow. My first build job (with the exception of my family, growing up) so the wife and I are excited. Just have to try and remain somewhat restrained when picking everything out. Have a bit over 2ac on a cul de sac, so should have good room as well as quiet.
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Congrats! 2ac is a dream.
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Does anyone out there have experience with EIFS (artificial stucco) repair? I need to repair some woodpecker holes on the back wall of our new house, and was wondering about the kits sold online? Shouldn't be too complicated, and the $60 price of a repair kit looks better than paying someone $600-1500 to repair the holes.

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Does anyone out there have experience with EIFS (artificial stucco) repair? I need to repair some woodpecker holes on the back wall of our new house, and was wondering about the kits sold online? Shouldn't be too complicated, and the $60 price of a repair kit looks better than paying someone $600-1500 to repair the holes.


Is that the same stuff they call Dryvit ? If it is they had a ton of  trouble with it when it first came out . I would at least talk to a pro about it

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Is that the same stuff they call Dryvit ? If it is they had a ton of  trouble with it when it first came out . I would at least talk to a pro about it

 

 

Dryvit looks to be one of the brand names under which EIFS is sold. What I'm looking at is just small holes caused by woodpeckers doing their thing on the walls... Should be relatively easy to patch/seal from rain water getting into the foam lining. 

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I'm sure if you follow the mfg. instructions you'll be fine . I seem to remember most of theproblems were door/window interface . I have a couple of friends who would know but one is traveling in Europe and the other lives in Hawaii 6 mos . Lives of the retired and all you know
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