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3 levels including the basement. I plan on...

3 levels including the basement.

I plan on drywalling the ceiling so I won't have access to the takeoff at the trunk.

So, if I put in a new trunk to supply just the basement, I can put in a...
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If I put the registers for the basement off the...

If I put the registers for the basement off the same trunk as the 1st floor, won't I reduce the velocity by more than if I had a separate trunk for the basement, or would it be the same?

I have...
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Question new trunk for basement?

I am finishing my basement and I have a supply trunk that goes down the center of the basement with 6" round takeoffs that feed the supply vents on the 1st floor. The trunk also has 1 vent in it for...
02-05-07, 02:39 PM
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I can guarantee there's no way she will burn coal...

I can guarantee there's no way she will burn coal pellets. If she had natural gas installed and put in some ventless gas logs, would this be a good supplement?
02-05-07, 07:48 AM
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MIL needs to supplement heat pump

My mother in law has a ranch home on a slab with ceramic tile throughout. The house is heated and cooled with a heat pump but no gas furance backup which is a huge mistake in the Kansas City area. It...
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Is it rust? Maybe use CLR on it? Maybe you could...

Is it rust? Maybe use CLR on it? Maybe you could have it sand or bead blasted to take off a thin outer layer?
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3/4" solid sheet of ice on my sloped driveway +...

3/4" solid sheet of ice on my sloped driveway + pregnant, angry wife scared of falling + couldn't even get my AWD car to drive up it. Is this a good enough reason?

Getting more ice this weekend. I...
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It was about a year old. I was very surprised...

It was about a year old. I was very surprised that 1 salt application would screw it up so quickly. I have no idea about air entrainment. I'm in Missouri.

Can I patch the holes somehow and then...
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Posted By andrewe77

Repair salt damaged driveway?

I have a driveway that I stupidly put calcium chloride on after a large ice and snow storm. I now have what I can describe as pits in the concrete due to the salt. They look like shallow holes with...
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Posted By andrewe77

Check Valve???

I moved into a new house with a sump pump. There is no check valve. Should I put one it? If so, how high up the discharge should I put it?
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Well, the nose on my stairs presently is rounded...

Well, the nose on my stairs presently is rounded so that will definitely need to be cut off. My laminate stepnose piece actually has the horizontal laminate piece slide underneath it about 1" and...
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Posted By andrewe77

Laminate on a staircase

I have a completely closed staircase that I am pulling up the carpet on and installing Mannington laminate flooring. I have pulled up the carpet and it looks like the risers are made from decent...
10-19-03, 09:32 AM
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Insulating basement walls, am I doing anything wrong?

I've decided that it would be wise to insulate my basement walls. I have finished the framing with metal studs. All the walls are below grade and my foundation is concrete. Here is my plan...
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10-13-03, 04:30 PM
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Posted By andrewe77

I torched some wire

I was doing some plumbing and accidentally scorched about 3 inches of some romex cable. I peeled off the outer insulation and the paper inside as well as the insulation around the black and white...
10-13-03, 10:22 AM
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Reliability of sweated copper joints

I just finished running 1/2" hot and cold supply lines to my basement wet bar and half bath. I had a leak at a tee and had to call a plumber in. It was close to a floor joist and I didn't get a...
07-23-03, 01:13 PM
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Posted By andrewe77

Call a contractor and get an estimate. They are...

Call a contractor and get an estimate. They are free.
07-23-03, 01:11 PM
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I contacted my city govt and they do not require...

I contacted my city govt and they do not require inspections or permits for basement finishing. Therefore, I'm just on my own to do it to the International building codes, whatever the hell they...
07-21-03, 04:48 PM
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Posted By andrewe77

Do I need to insulate my basement?

I am finishing my basement with metal studs.

Is it necessary to insulate the walls that I will put up next to my concrete foundation?

The house is 1 year old and the basement is very dry. I...
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