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marksr - Thanks again for the reply. I...

marksr - Thanks again for the reply. I understand what wood conditioner is used for and that's why I asked the question originally. I'm staining hemlock, which I've read can have some...
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FWIW, I sent this question to RustOleum to get...

FWIW, I sent this question to RustOleum to get their take. The response was that this product has excellent coverage and a wood conditioner is not necessary. They went on to say that I could still...
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Rustoleum Ultimate Wood Stain - no conditioner required to prevent blotching?

I recently picked up a can of Rustoleum Ultimate Wood Stain, and upon reading the can noticed that it says that the need for a wood conditioner is eliminated. I was planning to use a conditioner...
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Posted By HotBacon

Maybe that's the wrong term for it. Here's a...

Maybe that's the wrong term for it. Here's a couple pics of what I'm trying to emulate. The piece of wood in question is what the shoerail molding is attached to in the 2nd and 3rd pics, or what...
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Posted By HotBacon

stairway railing trim - basic question

What type of wood is typically used for the base of the railing system (where the ballusters are installed)...the roughly 1x6 or so that is laid flat on top of the knee wall? I'm currently planning...
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Posted By HotBacon

New drywall - which primer to choose

Finally done with the drywall in our 1,000 sq foot basement project, and we're ready to prime. Went to Lowe1s over the weekend and narrowed my choices down to:

1. Zinsser Bulls Eye Water-Base...
02-19-12, 05:20 AM
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Posted By HotBacon

vanity rough in, stud in the way

When roughing in a 36" bathroom vanity, what do you do when there is a stud directly at the center line where the drain rough in should be? I'm assuming it's not a problem to shift it to one side of...
10-31-11, 06:45 AM
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Posted By HotBacon

basement soffit and rough door frame

One of my basement soffits is unfortunately located above a rough door opening. Once the drywall is installed on the soffit, I'll only have about 1.5" from the finished face of the soffit and the...
10-31-11, 06:41 AM
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Posted By HotBacon

basement soffit - max width to prevent sag

I'm in the process of framing the soffits around HVAC ducts and plumbing in my basement using this website as a guide -How to Finish a Basement: Framing and Insulating | The Family Handyman...
10-11-11, 12:14 PM
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Posted By HotBacon

Thanks for the replies. I framed out the angled...

Thanks for the replies. I framed out the angled section last night just as drooplug mentioned (leaving the gap for drywall).

Unfortunately, I squared the bottom plate of this wall with the back...
10-10-11, 08:19 AM
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Posted By HotBacon

Framing kneewall on bottom of U-shaped Stairs

I'm not sure kneewall is the appropriate term here, and I may be reading way too much into this, but I'd like confirmation before moving on. I've framed around my U-shaped staircase and would like...
07-15-11, 06:35 AM
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Posted By HotBacon

Header req'd for basement doors

Is it required/necessary to put a header in the framing above 5 foot bypass closet doors? I've read that for a basement (non-load bearing) framing, headers are not really required...therefore, a...
07-14-11, 12:13 PM
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Posted By HotBacon

I did flip the breaker to the circuit off and on....

I did flip the breaker to the circuit off and on. The outlet was backstabbed as well. I'm picking up a voltage tester on the way home and plan to see if I can figure it out. Thanks for the advice.
07-14-11, 11:24 AM
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Posted By HotBacon

arc caused bad GFI?

My wife complained about a standard kitchen outlet being "loose" earlier this week. I said I'd fix it this weekend. She plugged in a hand mixer yesterday and said a big arc happened, but luckily...
07-14-11, 06:11 AM
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Posted By HotBacon

Nobody boxes an HVAC unit? So all the finished...

Nobody boxes an HVAC unit? So all the finished basements you've seen have exposed ducts and plumbing?

I'm interested in a (relevant) response to the OP question. I'm going to have a fairwly wide...
07-14-11, 05:17 AM
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Posted By HotBacon

20" Interior Pre-Hung Door

Do they make 20" Interior Pre-hung doors as a standard option at most big box stores? A 24" door is a shade too wide for a new closet, but 18" would be a squeeze to get stuff in there. I looked at...
07-08-11, 09:12 AM
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Posted By HotBacon

Since this thread has been revived, what is the...

Since this thread has been revived, what is the "current trend" in handline basement support columns?
07-06-11, 05:17 AM
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Views: 186,992
Posted By HotBacon

Thanks guys. While looking at the Johnson...

Thanks guys. While looking at the Johnson Hardware website, I see they offer a track that is built into a header. Have either of you had any experience with this track, or would you recommend the...
07-05-11, 10:13 AM
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Posted By HotBacon

Thank you for the response...exactly the info I...

Thank you for the response...exactly the info I was looking for.
07-05-11, 05:01 AM
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Views: 186,992
Posted By HotBacon

Framing dimensions for sliding/bypass closet doors

What are the typical rough opening sizes used when framing for a 5' sliding/bypass closet door?

Do they come w/ casing like a typical pre-hung single door? Do I need extra height in the rough...
06-10-11, 04:23 AM
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Views: 1,760
Posted By HotBacon

Ultimately yes, but it will be per manufacturer's...

Ultimately yes, but it will be per manufacturer's specifications. The only requirement by them is a 2 foot workspace in front of the main access panel, and sufficient flow of fresh air for...
06-09-11, 06:00 AM
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Views: 1,760
Posted By HotBacon

Low/large access panel needed for furnace filter replacement - ideas?

I'm framing out our furnace/air cleaner in our basement, and currently have 2 doors to allow access to the humidifier/drain on one wall and the main furnace access on another wall. I'd like to only...
06-07-11, 04:49 PM
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Posted By HotBacon

If I were to go stud floor to ceiling...how...

If I were to go stud floor to ceiling...how should the insulation be installed? Currently the top half has kraft faced insulation in the studs. I'm assuming I'd have to remove this (or at least the...
06-07-11, 11:07 AM
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Views: 1,169
Posted By HotBacon

Question What to do with 1/2 stud wall, 1/2 concrete wall?

I've glued 1" XPS insulation on all the poured concrete walls in my basement, and am just about done laying the DriCore subfloor. I have one wall that is 37' long, and about half of it is stud...
05-28-11, 05:30 PM
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Posted By HotBacon

That's the obvious solution, but I was hoping I...

That's the obvious solution, but I was hoping I was overlooking another option.

With this option, I'll extend the horizontal 5'7" wall about 9" (to give15" side clearance for the water...
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