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12-29-06, 10:24 AM
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Posted By kwhite

I used the Better Homes and Gardens Home Designer...

I used the Better Homes and Gardens Home Designer Suite. I think we paid around $90 bucks for the thing but it really helped in visualizing different ideas we had. It also prints out very useful...
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Views: 1,312
Posted By kwhite

installing pre-hung doors

I'm installing split jam pre-hung (pre cased) doors in my basement project. I framed my rough openings 2" wider than the actual door size based on what I read on the door's packaging at the bix box...
12-20-06, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,491
Posted By kwhite

I had the same issue and opted to build a soffit...

I had the same issue and opted to build a soffit to enclose two ducts, a drain pipe and a steel I beam. I was then able to hang drywall on the soffit, I also went ahead and installed some 4" can...
12-19-06, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,396
Posted By kwhite

Thanks for the advice guys, I'll go ahead and get...

Thanks for the advice guys, I'll go ahead and get the tile layed first.
12-18-06, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,396
Posted By kwhite

Tile or Trim first

Ok the drywall is up and primed in the basement **finally**. I plan on laying ceramic tile in the half bath, what is the correct order for doing this (if there is one). Should I hang the doors,put...
11-08-06, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 12,851
Posted By kwhite

Thanks for the info guys, I'll go ahead with the...

Thanks for the info guys, I'll go ahead with the latex based....I'm sure my wife will thank me :-) I'm actually doing it to seal the floors pre carpet installation. I had issues with moisture...
11-03-06, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 12,851
Posted By kwhite

Latex vs. oil based Drylok

Does anyone know if the oil based Drylok waterproofer gives a stronger seal than the latex version? The FAQ on the UGL site is a little ambiguous saying both provide superior waterproofing...
10-04-06, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,170
Posted By kwhite

Does the box's clamp count?

If you find the answer can you post it jwhite?
09-21-06, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,203
Posted By kwhite

Thanks!

Great, thanks for the info guys.

Yeah I've been labeling everything fuente. That actually leads me to another question I was going to save for the inspector. To keep everything straight until...
09-21-06, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,203
Posted By kwhite

Should I tie my grounds together?

I will have 3 lighting circuits coming into the same 3 gang box in my basement. Do I need to tie the grounds from each circuit together since they're in the same box or do I keep them seperate? I...
09-17-06, 01:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,211
Posted By kwhite

Thanks

Buildpro, I like the hook and wire idea.... it does get pretty tight in a few places. Would it be the same stuff they use in suspended ceilings? Also, what spacing do you recommend for the lookouts?
09-16-06, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,211
Posted By kwhite

Basement soffit question

I'm framing a soffit in the basement with a width of about 5' to enclose the ductwork. I'm planning on running the 2x4 lookouts 3.5" side down for height considerations. I know I need to anchor...
09-12-06, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 916
Posted By kwhite

Thanks

Thanks Racraft!
09-12-06, 08:47 AM
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Views: 916
Posted By kwhite

3 way dimmer question

I'm wiring a standard 3 way switch setup in my basement...14/2 from panel comes into first box to 3 way switch...14/3 to the next 3 way switch then 14/2 to the light. I want to make one of those 3...
03-22-06, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,115
Posted By kwhite

Dry so far

I don't currently have any water issues in the basement and I've made sure there is good grading all around the foundation. There are no obvious streams of water heading directly for my house during...
03-22-06, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,115
Posted By kwhite

Sump never fills

We've been in our house for almost a year now and I've noticed that the sump pit never fills with water, even during long hard rains. There is a black flexable pipe that enters the sump pit 3/4 of...
02-02-06, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,527
Posted By kwhite

Hey Doug, in this pic:...

Hey Doug, in this pic: http://dougaphs.smugmug.com/gallery/458998/1/18562544

How are the 2x4's that make up the bottom of the soffit connected to the short walls that make up the sides of the...
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Views: 1,038
Posted By kwhite

10x10 is 100 sq inches if the grill just had a...

10x10 is 100 sq inches if the grill just had a 10x10 open hole. But I believe you have to take the louvers on the grill into account which means a 10x10 grill wouldn't give you 100 sq inches of free...
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Views: 1,038
Posted By kwhite

vents for combustion air

I'm finishing my basement and need to add two vents through the wall to the equipment room for combustion air. I know by code each one needs to have at least 100 sq. inches of free airflow. I've...
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Views: 1,221
Posted By kwhite

Something I ran across is a report the Candadian...

Something I ran across is a report the Candadian Water and Wastewater Assoc. puts out. They test each brand/model with a soy paste mixture and put the results in an easy to read table.

Here's a...
Replies: 2
Views: 2,047
Posted By kwhite

Ok, I answered my own question with a little more...

Ok, I answered my own question with a little more googling. For anyone else interested I found the Broan model 682 and Nutone model 682nt. Google on those and you'll find a dealer.
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Views: 2,047
Posted By kwhite

Ventless bathroom fan

I'm wanting to add a ventless bathroom fan in my basement's half bath. I've heard these units (with charcoal filters) exist. Walking through HD and Lowes I didn't see any and my internet searches...
01-14-06, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 939
Posted By kwhite

Thanks....sorry for the confusion. I'm stuffing...

Thanks....sorry for the confusion. I'm stuffing the insulation back there to act as fireblocking.
01-13-06, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 939
Posted By kwhite

fireblocking

I'm planning on stuffing unfaced fiberglass batts in the space between my top plate and the mudsill. In a couple of places I probably won't be able to get around having that insulation touch the top...
01-13-06, 03:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,996
Posted By kwhite

Hey Spackle, not sure if it's the same in your...

Hey Spackle, not sure if it's the same in your county. In mine, even though the assessor will come look at the work sometime in the near future I won't actually be paying additional taxes on that...
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