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Posted By Hoosiers87

Leveling playset

I realize this may not be suitable for this forum but I figure it could be thrown into the shed/outdoor structure category.

I'm building a kids playset in our backyard. I used fill dirt to level...
04-19-16, 08:25 PM
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Posted By Hoosiers87

Well nothing is completed just yet, so I still...

Well nothing is completed just yet, so I still have time to till up the grass. Thanks for the advice on the timbers. My main concern was leveling. I didn't consider just regular fill dirt. I just...
04-19-16, 07:42 PM
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Posted By Hoosiers87

Playset Construction

Not sure if this is the best forum for this topic, but I tried to pick the most suitable.
We've got the corner of the yard all marked off for a large children's wooden playset.
I'm putting...
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Posted By Hoosiers87

This is a great list! Thanks! However, you...

This is a great list! Thanks!

However, you will have to educate me a little on the LED strip lights. Is this something I can just wire up to my Romex and to the light switch? It looks like I have...
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Posted By Hoosiers87

Thanks...this won't be an issue as I can reach...

Thanks...this won't be an issue as I can reach the bulb.
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Posted By Hoosiers87

Light above basement stairs

Looking for the lighting experts here...

I am looking for an option for a light above my basement stairwell. However, I am frustrated because I have been searching and searching online for...
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Posted By Hoosiers87

Yes they will HAVE to dim like the 6" on that...

Yes they will HAVE to dim like the 6" on that side of the room because they are all wired together.
However, I guess if I got extremely low lumen lights, they wouldn't have to necessarily dim.
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Posted By Hoosiers87

Recessed lighting above couch

Hello, we are finishing our basement and I've already drywalled, painted, etc. When I installed my recessed lighting, I wanted some lights over the couch because we dropped the ceiling down for a...
06-04-15, 10:18 PM
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Posted By Hoosiers87

OK Bud. I think I'm going with your option. I...

OK Bud. I think I'm going with your option. I will put some rigid foam on the concrete wall behind the studs. Now, I can only get 1" back there. If I get this on, is this a sufficient vapor barrier?...
06-04-15, 08:14 PM
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Posted By Hoosiers87

I've read a lot about the Roxul comfort batts....

I've read a lot about the Roxul comfort batts. These seem like an alternative option. Could I fill my stud cavities with these and just avoid the foam altogether? From what I've read, these are...
06-04-15, 03:51 PM
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Posted By Hoosiers87

Thanks again Bud...I think it may be difficult...

Thanks again Bud...I think it may be difficult for me to install the rigid foam board now that the walls are up but I get your point.

Do you think it is OK to proceed with the spray foam and...
06-04-15, 01:05 PM
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Posted By Hoosiers87

Thanks Bud... My basement is dry. No...

Thanks Bud...

My basement is dry. No moisture and no leaks.

Bottom plates are pressure treated. Bottom plates are attached to the concrete floor with ramset nails. Studs attached to bottom...
06-04-15, 11:42 AM
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Posted By Hoosiers87

By the way, stud walls are framed 1" from poured...

By the way, stud walls are framed 1" from poured concrete foundation walls.

Thanks!
06-04-15, 11:34 AM
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Posted By Hoosiers87

Flash and Batt in basement walls

Good afternoon,

I will start by saying I researched a little on this website and a lot on other sites concerning this question. It seems to be folks are either on one side or the other.

We...
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Posted By Hoosiers87

Understand cables becoming obsolete. I have...

Understand cables becoming obsolete. I have installed conduit for future wires. Was more or less looking for suggestions for any other cables I may need.

Thanks!
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Posted By Hoosiers87

Cabling before drywall

Hello. I am finishing our basement and I'm wiring for a home entertainment center and wondering about other cables I may need. So far, I have coax for directv, cat5e to run from one router to my...
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Posted By Hoosiers87

Just any kind? Sorry for the basic questions. And...

Just any kind? Sorry for the basic questions. And thanks for your responses!
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Posted By Hoosiers87

5085050851 The first picture was what was...

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The first picture was what was originally sealing off the return air. Second pic is the wood I replaced it with. Just wanting to know what I can fill those gaps with around the wood.
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Posted By Hoosiers87

Return Air Seal

My framing/electrical inspector said that the insulated foil "squares" were not code anymore for sealing off the return air ducts in the ceiling. He said to use wood or metal. So I cut some 3/4"...
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Posted By Hoosiers87

Recessed lighting Romex connectors

I am installing 6" recessed can lights in my unfinished basement. They are Commercial Electric brand from Home Depot. Do I have to use the Romex connector "clamps" on each light to pass code? As of...
04-16-15, 08:57 AM
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Posted By Hoosiers87

Screws are on the ends and about every 24-36" in...

Screws are on the ends and about every 24-36" in an approximately 70" span.
04-15-15, 07:47 AM
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Posted By Hoosiers87

My 2x4's are screwed in. To provide further...

My 2x4's are screwed in. To provide further support, I have installed braces coming down from the joists that are screwed into the 2x4's also. These are not immediately visible in the pictures. I...
04-14-15, 07:46 PM
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Posted By Hoosiers87

Fireblocking drywall drop ceiling

I decided to do a drywall ceiling in our basement. However, I've had to drop it down with 2x4's for ductwork and plumbing. My county requires fireblocking and I understand how to do this on the...
03-10-15, 06:43 AM
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Posted By Hoosiers87

Drywall Drop Ceiling

Hello,

I have a question on my soffit/drop ceiling. I've attached a picture.
This is for a drywall drop ceiling.

I've already gone under the ductwork, but my ceiling will then be a little...
02-26-15, 06:34 AM
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Posted By Hoosiers87

Re:

And I apologize. I realized after the fact that I probably should've posted this in the Framing forum.
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