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    Ugh. I really dislike this stuff

    There are few things I really dislike - sanding drywall walls is one of them. However, sanding ceilings is even lower on the list.

    I've removed the last 500 sf of popcorn ceiling in my home and now I'm doing the first sanding, trying to get the last remnants of the popcorn down. Fortunately I purchased a sander that hooks up to the shop vac/dust deputy and that, if not making it any eaiser, is making it nearly dust free.

    Later today I get to try out the new stilts I bought! That should be fun.

    For the pic police...
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    I also removed all the hideous pink bathroom tile that the previous owner had put on the fireplace. Been wanting to do that for 13 years!
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    Looking good Rennie!

    Looks like you are adding some trim around the windows and doors too? Can't wait to see that detail, as I've got some ideas on doing the same around here...

    Keep em coming!
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    Looking good Rennie! I have to agree, sanding ceilings is no fun.

    So what sander did you buy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    Looking good Rennie! I have to agree, sanding ceilings is no fun.

    So what sander did you buy?
    This one - on Amazon

    It works well, but it's still killing my shoulders.
    And, yes, that is some new VG DF trim around the windows. It will continue into the dining area and be the same wood for the fireplace built-ins and maybe the kitchen cabinets.
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    Keep us posted on your stilts too, and how you like them...
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    what i was referring to earlier rennie isnt what you bought,, this one was sander that ran on electric not shoulders so much,, and some guys just dont know where to quit,, your gonna be busy all winter at this rate you keep adding more tot he pot here
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    well, even if you 'hate it', you're making progress.

    pink bathroom... job 1 when Lori and I get to bridgewater!

    the tub and commode match the sink you can just see in the corner...

    going to have a sledge party as soon as the budget allows...
    Last edited by Ned Bulken; 08-13-2010 at 06:10 PM.
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    Probably will need that one for additional wall jobs, but I think this is the one that Larry and I were talking about. Home Depot usually rents it for about $35 a day with the vacuum. It's not as heavy as it looks and works well for overhead situations like yours, still have to hand sand the corners in most cases.

    http://www.deltaportercable.com/Prod...roductID=11616
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    miserable job

    the porter cable pole sander works well but it's expensive.
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