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09-09-17, 06:50 AM
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Ok, got the parts and am now concerned about the...

Ok, got the parts and am now concerned about the overall height of the stack with the clean out, double wye, and then turning inlets wyes vertical (first picture). Can I turn the inlets wyes...
09-09-17, 06:35 AM
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Views: 1,696
Posted By 4thisguy

The fridges are rated for 2.3 amps. I talked...

The fridges are rated for 2.3 amps. I talked with the inspector and he didn't consider it a kitchen. I'm planning one general/small appliance circuit, one circuit for the two fridges (2.3amp each),...
09-07-17, 08:53 PM
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Posted By 4thisguy

I will have a sink, but loose the microwave and...

I will have a sink, but loose the microwave and I'm good? :)

I was actually planning to leave a below-counter shelf with a receptacle at the back for a free standing microwave. I don't know what...
09-07-17, 08:36 PM
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Posted By 4thisguy

Basement wet bar - circuits needed

Hi all, I'm working on finishing my basement and am planning out the number of branch circuits that are needed. I'm planning to have a wet bar / kitchenette that will include a dishwasher, ice...
09-02-17, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By 4thisguy

Thanks for the reply! To answer some of your...

Thanks for the reply! To answer some of your questions, I sketched this up. Thinking about it more, it might be easier to just drain the wet bar in the existing pipe and then run both vanity drains...
09-02-17, 01:00 PM
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Views: 798
Posted By 4thisguy

Three sinks in existing roughed-in bath

Hello! I'm (slowly) working towards finishing our basement and wanted to verify my thoughts on plumbing. The basement was plumbed for a future bath in the basement when the house was built. I'm...
04-03-15, 10:17 AM
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Views: 3,122
Posted By 4thisguy

Just to update, I called and spoke with a local...

Just to update, I called and spoke with a local inspector to run this all by them. He said with the exterior insulation (and he believes it would have to be R10 to have passed inspection) plus he...
04-02-15, 09:46 PM
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Views: 3,122
Posted By 4thisguy

Thanks, I see your point that the exterior...

Thanks, I see your point that the exterior insulation is a great head start in this game. Again, I don't think some rigid (1" is probably plenty) everywhere with additional Roxul in higher loss...
04-02-15, 09:24 PM
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Views: 788
Posted By 4thisguy

Conduits make sense to me...I like it. Thanks! ...

Conduits make sense to me...I like it. Thanks!

I did have some conduit run from the utility room up to the attic while the house was being built, so probably should have thought of that...:wall:...
04-02-15, 01:03 PM
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Views: 788
Posted By 4thisguy

Sub panel - good idea?

Hello,
I'm early in the process of planning finishing a basement. The house is relatively new construction with 200 amp service to a single panel for the home. The panel sits in a room that will...
04-02-15, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,122
Posted By 4thisguy

Thanks for your thoughts, Dick. I agree that...

Thanks for your thoughts, Dick. I agree that more is not always better when it comes to insulation. I don't think 1-2" of rigid followed by Roxul in high heat loss areas (ie exposed, not...
04-02-15, 09:11 AM
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Views: 3,122
Posted By 4thisguy

Oh, I have about 1,000 pictures from...

Oh, I have about 1,000 pictures from construction...including some of the basement with the pipes installed before the slab was laid. Here is a good example, and you're correct that they are away...
04-02-15, 07:20 AM
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Views: 3,122
Posted By 4thisguy

Just to follow-up, I heard back from my builder...

Just to follow-up, I heard back from my builder that everything on the exterior is R5.
Below Grade: Energy Board R-5
Exposed: XP R-5
Above Grade: Certi-Stud R-5

Assume...
04-01-15, 09:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,122
Posted By 4thisguy

Closest thing I've had to a plan in the two years...

Closest thing I've had to a plan in the two years I've been thinking about this...much appreciated. I might price spray foam, but sure this will be the most cost effective solution! I'll have to...
04-01-15, 08:53 PM
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Views: 3,122
Posted By 4thisguy

Thanks, Bud! That was the conclusion I was...

Thanks, Bud! That was the conclusion I was starting to come to as well. It didn't make sense to me to add a vapor barrier as the last thing before the drywall, so I'm glad that's out. Just to...
04-01-15, 07:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,122
Posted By 4thisguy

Many thanks for the thoughts so far. I am...

Many thanks for the thoughts so far. I am located near Minneapolis. I copied that information directly from my spec sheet for the home, so I'll have to reach out to my builder for more information....
04-01-15, 01:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,122
Posted By 4thisguy

Basement Wall Insulation Options

Hello,
I'm hoping for input on the "best" options for temperature and moisture control as I look to finish a basement. I've heard about wood studs, metal studs, or applied furring. I've heard of...
11-21-13, 07:57 PM
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Views: 4,306
Posted By 4thisguy

Thanks all for the replies...I had wondered about...

Thanks all for the replies...I had wondered about the potential need for a footing with either a poured or block wall. This is a corner of the basement with two existing walls. I'd want the...
11-18-13, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,365
Posted By 4thisguy

Good points - and I don't mean to hijack the...

Good points - and I don't mean to hijack the thread. I need to look over the site a little closer, but I believe at least some of the insulation values on their page are results from actual...
11-18-13, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,306
Posted By 4thisguy

See, that's the kind of idea I knew was escaping...

See, that's the kind of idea I knew was escaping me...simple. Only question, I guess I imaged that filling concrete blocked created a very strong, "interlocked" system...would a mortared solid block...
11-18-13, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,365
Posted By 4thisguy

I'm just starting to plan finishing my basement,...

I'm just starting to plan finishing my basement, I've been intrigued by InSoFast panels (InSoFast | Engineered Simplicity (http://www.insofast.com)), which acts as both the insulation and has built...
11-18-13, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,306
Posted By 4thisguy

Poured wall in existing basement?

I have an unfinished basement in an existing home to which I'd like to add a weather safe-room. I've looked at FEMA recommendations, and there are a few options to choose from, but I'm specifically...
09-30-12, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,242
Posted By 4thisguy

Comparing New Contruction HVAC Options

Hello!

I'm looking to build a new home and wondering how to think about comparing my options HVAC options. Currently looking between a 5 ton vertical-loop geothermal with a split system using the...
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Views: 1,591
Posted By 4thisguy

Thinking about it today, my plan for attaching...

Thinking about it today, my plan for attaching the stone (LANDSCAPE - MESHED PRODUCTS Collection - Golden White | M S International, Inc....
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Views: 1,591
Posted By 4thisguy

Fireplace Resurfacing

I'm planning to resurface my brick fireplace with a "meshed stone" (real stone, cut to 1/2" thickness, attached to mesh backing for easy of install). I have a few questions:

1) I'm planning to...
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