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Ice in bottom tray of air exchanger

I live in MN and we've been having erratic weather this week (-2F one day, 36F the next). I noticed on the coldest day this week that there was water dripping out of the bottom of my air exchanger...
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Garage light fixtures

I currently have a 2-car garage (standard width door + 4 ft. of space on either side, pretty standard depth), with 3 plain old bare light bulb fixtures lighting the area. It's never been quite enough...
09-28-16, 08:04 AM
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I suppose it would be easier to eliminate the...

I suppose it would be easier to eliminate the angle, the only reason I kept it is because this window is the only source of natural light in the basement and the angle helps better distribute the...
09-26-16, 02:27 PM
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Basement window jamb

I am hanging drywall in my basement and I'm trying to figure how to finish the window jamb while maintaining a uniform look with the rest of the room. In the attached picture, A1 is the painted...
07-28-16, 01:02 PM
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Posted By rlurlick

Thanks for the responses. Bud - regarding...

Thanks for the responses.

Bud - regarding your 2nd comment about insulating the upper portion of the foundation wall, is the foil faced rigid okay to leave exposed in an unfinished area? In my...
07-28-16, 12:12 PM
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Posted By rlurlick

There is a small 12"x4" register coming directly...

There is a small 12"x4" register coming directly off the furnace which provides a small amount of heat to the area, but I wouldn't consider it "heated" really. The whole unfinished basement in the...
07-28-16, 06:49 AM
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Insulate wall between conditioned and unconditioned basement areas?

In my basement that I am finishing, I am leaving the laundry/mechanical room unfinished (cinder block foundation, coated concrete floors, only the rim joist is insulated). For the partition wall that...
06-27-16, 10:46 AM
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So, if I can't adjust the height of the opening...

So, if I can't adjust the height of the opening (w/o a structural engineer), any suggestions on where/how I can get a custom sized door to fit the rough opening? Cutting 6+ inches off a standard door...
06-27-16, 10:10 AM
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Adjust door rough opening size on load-bearing wall

I am in the process of finishing my basement, currently wrapping up the framing stage. The main load-bearing wall running through the middle of the basement was already framed, including the rough...
10-16-15, 02:17 PM
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Posted By rlurlick

That was more helpful, thank you. Regarding...

That was more helpful, thank you.

Regarding my first question, this process is what I was referring to when I said "seal" the gaps:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDNyjR1SHUQ

The "gaps"...
10-16-15, 01:42 PM
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Those were somewhat helpful, but they don't seem...

Those were somewhat helpful, but they don't seem to directly address the questions I have. Or it could be that I'm not understanding them correctly (which is quite likely, since I'm new to this)....
10-16-15, 12:52 PM
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Basement insulation/vapor barrier with cement block foundation

I'm looking for some advice and clarification as I start finishing my basement, beginning with the insulation and framing of the walls. Some background: I live in Minnesota, the house was built in...
03-27-15, 01:54 PM
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Posted By rlurlick

Thanks joecaption. A quick Google search revealed...

Thanks joecaption. A quick Google search revealed the local Home Depot will rent out demolition hammers for $40-$65 per day, depending on how powerful a tool I want/need. I think that is the route I...
03-27-15, 06:52 AM
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Posted By rlurlick

Thanks for the suggestions. It appears to be...

Thanks for the suggestions. It appears to be sitting on top of the concrete floor, but I can't be certain. I'm thinking it will be pretty evident as soon as I started chiseling. If it is sitting on...
03-26-15, 11:39 AM
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Posted By rlurlick

Remove old cement fireplace base

Hello all! New to the forum and looking for some advice. A quick background: My wife and I recently purchased our first home, which has a mostly unfinished basement. The plan over the next year or...
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