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Its a finished basement, but the two opposite...

Its a finished basement, but the two opposite corners (mechanical room and laundry room) of it are unfinished. I checked those areas pretty well and nothing is coming in. Carpet is dry around the...
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No water in sump pit?

We have had a real dry summer which is the complete opposite of what we normally have. Even on the smallest rainfall, my sump pump would run for a day or two.

The last few weeks we have had some...
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Replacing sump pump...

I have a finished basement that was actually finished twice. We got flooded back in September, not due to the sump, but the sewage. I really hate to replace 'ole faithful' because it ran for 5...
10-25-08, 11:33 AM
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Kitchen GFCI Question

Our GFCI's in the kitchen never worked, as in the reset/test never worked. The power to them still did. I finally got around to changing old outlets in the living room that were 'loose/worn out'...
06-20-08, 05:02 PM
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Yep, metal conduit & metal boxes. The garage has...

Yep, metal conduit & metal boxes. The garage has them and the basement used to have them. As far as the rest of the house, I assume they are metal as well. All I know some of the conduit from the...
06-20-08, 12:51 PM
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Older house.. wiring question.

We bought our house a few years ago and did some renovations through out the house, including finishing the basement.

The garage was next for me and I wanted to replace the light fixtures. The...
06-14-07, 01:27 AM
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After the clear coat...

I'm putting the finishing touches on my basement remodel, or atleast some of them. I bought a new hand rail (oak) and a 1 x 6 x 6 (oak) to cap the half wall opposite side of the hand rail. I sanded...
05-26-07, 06:38 PM
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Drywall prep?

Phase three of the basement project is done.. as in the drywall is up, taped, mudded, sanded and ready for primer.

A simple question.. I'm going through tac clothes like crazy trying to remove...
04-25-07, 09:24 PM
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Posted By BR-7

Jpreverso: 7 home runs.. (for now :D) 1...

Jpreverso:

7 home runs.. (for now :D)

1 12/2 run.. (bathroom)
2 14/3 runs.. (smoke/carbon monoxide detectors - needed the extra wire to interconnect all 4 together, which I have 1 smoke only...
04-23-07, 03:17 PM
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Posted By BR-7

Racraft.. understood. I guess I can say I...

Racraft.. understood.

I guess I can say I really didn't go into this without knowing absolutly nothing.. I did know some things. As for the panel wiring.. intimidating? Yes, very! But can I...
04-23-07, 01:02 PM
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Thank you for the switch help. Much appreciated....

Thank you for the switch help. Much appreciated.


He showed me how to wire the homeruns into the panel. Not real difficult there. But the switches seem a tad more difficult on what to connect...
04-23-07, 10:30 AM
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Ah, sorry.. Dunno why he isn't showing...

Ah, sorry..

Dunno why he isn't showing up.. supposed to yesterday, was a no call/no show, so Im not banking on him to finish. He was here the other day and we started it and just have some...
04-23-07, 09:56 AM
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Switch.. how to?

My electrician isn't coming over today to finish some simple stuff, but I have the know how to finish the wiring to the panel. My only problem are the switches. I don't know what to connect to...
03-24-07, 09:29 PM
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Posted By BR-7

Wow thanks, Ill try that!!

Wow thanks, Ill try that!!
03-20-07, 10:56 PM
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Posted By BR-7

Basement insulation

I had to frame away from the perimiter of one of the long walls due to the gas line/water lines that run overhead. So my top plate/bottom plate/studs sit about 4 inches away from the foundation. ...
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If I remember right, the furnace is 100,000 BTU...

If I remember right, the furnace is 100,000 BTU and the water heater is 36000. We plan on adding a second water heater. So figure the same number for that in BTUs . Total 172,000 BTUs.

The...
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Another cold air return setup.

In the basement, which the framing is about 90% done, I have to build a wall to accomidate the bathroom vanity. The top plate of that wall covers the sole cold air return in the basement.

I was...
10-23-06, 01:24 PM
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I'm thinking actuator as well. Seems the...

I'm thinking actuator as well. Seems the simplest of all my brainstorming ideas.

Will post pictures of the finished product... but is going to be a while... egress is first and foremost... big...
10-20-06, 01:14 PM
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Another Egress question..

I want to DIY but don't know. I've searched this board on egress and did alot of reading. Also read the popularmechanics.com journal on installing egress. Our finishing plan for the basement is...
10-20-06, 09:26 AM
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No, no reason I can't. I was thinking outside...

No, no reason I can't. I was thinking outside the box (literally). :D

Thats what I originally planned on though.. a track, some casters and call it a day.

Then had flashbacks from what...
10-20-06, 08:04 AM
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Posted By BR-7

Or at all :D ...30 square feet is just a tad...

Or at all :D ...30 square feet is just a tad too much, more like 4' x 3'.. give or take. Don't want to start subtracting feet from our rec room. The plasma needs to breathe ;)...
10-19-06, 06:39 PM
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Posted By BR-7

Question Don't know what to call it...

Not sure if this belongs in the 'automation' section either but I've read the rules for posting there and it seemed this forum was more what I need. So I apologize in advance for posting in the...
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