Basement project: new guy learning as I go

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Old 11-21-16, 07:55 PM
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Basement project: new guy learning as I go

I'm slowing piecing together a basement project. Waterproofing complete - insulation almost finished....well,phase one of it. Next portion isn't until framing is up.

Anyways, I have two photos. The electrical panel, how to frame around that? Most part going 1inch xps then 1/2 gap then 2x4 for the walls.

The steps and the corner. The landing is already so narrow, how do I frame this up?

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Old 11-21-16, 08:17 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

I can see insulating the wall to the panel but I can't see framing and rocking around the panel. Since you have a sump pit there I can envision a little corner cabinet.

In the stair picture.... is that insulation at the bottom on an outside wall ?
 
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Old 11-21-16, 08:32 PM
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You should have 3 feet for your landing, so whichever step nose is 3 ft from the wall is where the landing should be, the the stairs should turn 90 degrees and continue down to the floor.
 
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Old 11-22-16, 04:04 AM
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Pete, I think those are bar bell weights rather than a sump pump. But a small cabinet would still be in order to hide the panel, yet still allow full access.
 
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Old 11-22-16, 05:27 AM
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Just noticed the i-beam you have over the stairs... don't know where you are located, but in the US that wouldn't fly as you need 80" clear above stairs. I assume this house was moved in, placed on a new foundation?
 
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Old 11-22-16, 06:40 AM
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I moved into this home a little over a year ago. I also had questions about that, but somehow it's what we ended up with.
 
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Old 11-22-16, 06:44 AM
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Darn steps

That's where I'm stuck on figuring things out. If the landing has to be 3 feet, trying to stand where the I beam is would be darn near impossible - hit head twice on way down if not looking out. I'm also told the general level of the steps is at max allowed for how steep it is.
 
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Old 11-22-16, 06:47 AM
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PJMax, yup previous owner started up with 1inch pink foam board on inside walls. Plan from what I've gathered is 1inch foam board, then 1/2 inch gap, then 2x4's for framing.

How would I frame around the box? It's a 35lb weight plate
 
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Old 11-22-16, 06:49 AM
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The I beam should rest on a steel column on this side of the stairs... the rest would get cut off... that way it would not interfere with the stairs. Major screw up, but fixable. The column should sit on a footing, not just the floor.
 
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Any chance you have a photo to show me what you mean? Also, any idea how expensive such a project may be if I pay out to have it done - seems beyond my level skills.
 
 

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