Drywall – Bedrooms DONE! Sun Came Out – Flooding…



okay so I am upstairs hanging drywall in the master bedroom and the most amazing thing just happened so amazing in fact that I had to run down to the truck and get the selfie stick so I can show you guys just in fact what just happened let me climb out the master bedroom window here onto the Edition roof and show you what just happened see it see it it's the Sun it's the Sun exactly birds chirping I can hear the creek running the Sun my long-lost friend this Sun that's it nothing else I just wanted to show you that the Sun does exist up here at red poppy ranch the process of hanging drywall is not that difficult especially using the drywall there you typically run the long side of the drywall horizontally to your studs code requires at least three screws in the field what I try to do is put at least five screws in every stud because our house is conventionally framed I went ahead took a long 2×4 that was straight placed it across the rafter ties and made sure everything was flat and even I did have a couple places that were off a little bit and they had they used shims obviously the more I do it the more comfortable I get especially with the Rotozip there's a few spots that aren't as perfect as I'd like it to be but the good news is it can easily be fixed with a little bit of mud I hauled 64 sheets of drywall up here last week thinking that would get me more than done with the upstairs and partially in advance tears what I'm finding out is I will probably need somewhere around 80 sheets to finish the upstairs I try not to be wasteful where I can help it right now the cost of tribal is just less than $10 per sheet if I can use a short piece here and there where it's not gonna compromise the finish actually I do but so far there's nowhere near as much waste as I thought there would be when I first started I had this idea that all the short pieces that would be left over I would use in closets or places that are not going to be seen but truthfully there's nowhere near as much leftovers I thought there would be I always take time to measure off and make sure that the drywall is starting and finishing on an 8 foot span naturally I've had to go back and put quite a bit of backing in that I didn't put in when I was framing using two by three studs I'm sure I could go faster if I had a drywall screw gun but in my mind it doesn't justify the expense I drove down and looked at a few different drywall screw guns I just couldn't talk myself into it if I can find one that I like I may pick it up the one thing I will say is using my big Milwaukee cordless screw gun it's quite a bit heavier than what the drywall gun would be the Rotozip is pretty user-friendly I made a couple of mistakes when my depth wasn't set properly with the bit I bought my Rotozip and the bits online because it was quite a bit cheaper the Rotozip is designed to be used in a counterclockwise motion whether it's around windows around can lights I discovered that around the electrical boxes as I used the rudder zip if I wasn't careful it would cut right through the plastic what I decided to do was take the time to measure properly and then use a loose gang box to trace the pattern of the electrical box before cutting it out and this keeps me from touching the electrical box you know more than I have to I can tell I'm using muscles that I haven't used in a long time the drywall lift does most of the work so far the only places I haven't been able to use the drywall lift is in the narrow hallways the hardest part about the job so far is finagling the sheets of drywall up the stairs by myself the winter conditions around the ranch are changing dramatically almost by the minute from the front door of our house I can hear the creek getting progressively louder throughout the day we're getting rain on top of that so that isn't helping things as I walk around the property if I slow down and pay attention I can hear water running under the snow so far the ditches around the house are doing their job once it dries out a little bit more this summer I hope to develop those a little bit deeper make them a little bit more defined but I've had zero problems with water around the house myself and cedar are trying to decide what kind of flooring we're gonna do both upstairs and downstairs initially we were just gonna stay in the concrete and seal it but we're thinking about doing something different because it is concrete we will likely have to do some sort of an engineered flooring we've got our cabinets ordered we think we know what color paint we're going to use so now we're just trying to get the right flooring for our application we're giving a lot of thought to doing Doug Fir upstairs but we're worried about the transition between upstairs and downstairs I personally would rather not use a manufactured flooring like that but because it's on concrete our options are limited we need to create some sort of a buffer between the cold concrete and our feet in the wintertime since I put most of the insulation in the house stays quite a bit warmer I start the day with a fire usually to warm my lunch up by about one o'clock in the afternoon I've got both the windows over in the house to get a breeze moving through it because I'm sweating this is one of my favorite spots to stop and just take a minute and just kind of look around earlier there was about 40 elk wandering through it's about two miles from the ranch but it's on the road up to the ranch and and at times the beauty up here is just absolutely breathtaking the progress on the upstairs bedrooms is going really really well it's going quite fast I should be just about finished up with the entire upstairs hopefully tomorrow if not tomorrow then first part of next week I'm gonna play around with taping and maybe do a little bit of prep work just because I'm getting bored now I want to try it but my plans are to before I start doing really any major taping or any mudding I'm gonna finish the downstairs but there's one closet upstairs that I want to just kind of play around with and see just what I'm getting into but I feel good about it things are going well progress is you know is it everything's moving forward we got a lot of water moving around right now it's it's literally between the time I get up here and the time I leave it's shocking how fast the snow is going away the other day I watched about a 40 acre field on the drive up here when I pass it in the morning there was about three inches of snow on the ground when I went by that afternoon there was no snow at all the Crick's are all moving just about every which way the water can run it's running right now I think the governor of Idaho has issued a state of emergency with the flooding that's happening so far everything's good right around the house thank goodness I'm working inside but they're supposed to be like four days of rain next week so I'm just gonna keep moving forward with the drywall and keep doing everything I can to get ready for starting the mudding the taping process but it's it's a little bit monotonous but we're getting there and I can't wait to I can't wait to be be done with this as long as it took me to get here I just can't wait to be moved on to the paint and then trim work and all that fun stuff and making the house home you

22 Comments

  • John Courtneidge

    April 12, 2019

    Weazll eat sunshine, are warmed by the sun.

    We wear the sun.

    Out houses are made from sunshine.

    So why have we allowed our share of the sun to be stolen from us?

    Leave means leave!

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  • Vernon MacDonald

    April 12, 2019

    love your channel i wish i had the opportunity to have a home like yours . God bless red poppy ranch

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  • Jerry Burnett

    April 12, 2019

    use the paper tabs you pull off the ends as shims, they work great and less trash. also code here say either cup nails or screws on the edges, nail are cheaper and faster than screws. looks like you did a great job, i like how you put the rip in the middle, keeps from bending over to finish it at the bottom.

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  • Phil Rant

    April 12, 2019

    Just love your stuff, best of luck and a Happy Home, dig that pond, make nature welcome. I have done a dozen in my life, everyone is a little piece of heaven!

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  • g Brackett

    April 12, 2019

    You should have raised the bottom Sheets up off the floor or they will buckle in the change of weather

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  • Dilan Carrier

    April 12, 2019

    My area we don't run drywall to sub floor for expansion you might get cracking

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  • Rprecision

    April 12, 2019

    Dewalt and others make a adjustable depth bit holder for cordless drills. Used them for years and while not a screwgun they can speed things up. Nice work

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  • Gabi

    April 12, 2019

    I don't understand nothing about construction,but I love your channel

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  • Luis diaz

    April 12, 2019

    Chemtrails block the son

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  • [email protected]$!© B®0

    April 12, 2019

    Great job man….drywall solo….i give you so much credit

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  • kevin cline

    April 12, 2019

    Thumbs up to you for wanting to try drywall mudding. Be advised…mudding drywall is an art work. It took me a year in our house to get it down to a science with minimal sanding. Good luck to you!

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  • ricky boldin

    April 12, 2019

    i had to put a 2"x6" floor down that way i could insulate the floor plus plastic down.

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  • ricky boldin

    April 12, 2019

    3/8x4x8 6.21 each, 1/2x4x8 lightweight 6.39 each, drywall in my area.

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  • lostintime86

    April 12, 2019

    Harbor Freight Bauer- Item#63988 5 Amp Heavy Duty Drywall Variable Speed Reversible Screwdriver
    $50… $40 with 20% off coupon. Well worth it!!

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  • Jamie Mieirs

    April 12, 2019

    The sheetrock should be installed half in up off the floor, exspecisly down stairs, it will wick mioster. We use scrap pieces for this

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  • Narice Woolon

    April 12, 2019

    Love the way you admit to mistakes, keep up the good work. This house is going to look amazing.

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  • craig taylor

    April 12, 2019

    No stud glue?

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  • TicTacP

    April 12, 2019

    It's amazing how close you're getting towards a finished house!! I've been going back and watching a bunch of your older videos and it's crazy to see how far you've come on your build. Especially all the videos before the addition was a thing…. wow!

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  • Diversified Acres Homestead

    April 12, 2019

    Fantastic work brother. I figured you had a plan for holding out on the closets. Looking great.

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  • Bruce Wayne

    April 12, 2019

    Taping is just one of those things you need to have professionally done. If it’s a small project, not so much. I learned the hard way ?

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  • shaun fo

    April 12, 2019

    Outside looks awesome and the inside is looking great

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  • Hidden Valley Homestead

    April 12, 2019

    Holy smokes. That creek is just waiting for a hydro electric gen system!!!!!!!!!

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