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03-19-12, 05:49 PM
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Posted By frankieromance

Boiler room ventilation

my boiler room is 5x20. i havent installed the fire rated steel door yet (still finishing the basement). i have 5/8 sheetrock on the ceiling and the wall that separates it from the main room. i have...
03-19-12, 05:31 PM
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Posted By frankieromance

i did an interior french drain in my basement....

i did an interior french drain in my basement. total cost was about $1300. very physical. my basement is 20x40. just about filled up a 10 yd dumpster of dirt. find my thread on it. a lot of info.

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12-07-11, 03:48 PM
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Posted By frankieromance

also, the pipe will be exiting the wall about 4'...

also, the pipe will be exiting the wall about 4' above the ground so slope is not an issue
12-07-11, 03:43 PM
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Posted By frankieromance

sump pump discharge pipe

i just finished installing an interior french drain. came out very good. wasnt that difficult but very labor intensive. almost filled a 10 yard dumpster with dirt. it ended up costing me about $1k....
11-10-11, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,381
Posted By frankieromance

yes definitely from pouring to wet. so do i need...

yes definitely from pouring to wet. so do i need some type of priming agent before i put thinset down to bond it to the concrete?
11-04-11, 04:56 PM
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Views: 1,381
Posted By frankieromance

basement tiling

after installing the plumbing for the bathroom, the concrete floor was patched and then a self leveling cement was poured. this doesnt appear to be level and it has cracked since. the bathroom floor...
10-27-11, 06:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,756
Posted By frankieromance

new drainage pipe system

i saw in HD recently a new french drain piping system called ez drain french piping system. it is the black corregated pipe enclosed in a sock with styrofoam pieces.

my question is can cement be...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,112
Posted By frankieromance

types of woods

i am getting ready to build a bar for my basement. what kind of wood (oak, birch, cherry, mahagony, etc) will end up giving me the deepest red color when i apply stain? looking for a red oak or red...
10-19-10, 04:31 PM
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Views: 1,458
Posted By frankieromance

i am not sealing up anything. i am going to...

i am not sealing up anything. i am going to install a french drain. what kind of cement do i use to fill in the trenches? bonding agent?
10-19-10, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,458
Posted By frankieromance

the proper cement

i am going to do a french drain in my basement. keeping hd and lowes in mind, what kind of cement would i use to seal it up with? do i need to apply a bonding agent as well?
08-31-10, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,364
Posted By frankieromance

motorless sump pump

just saw this in a magazine. what r your thoughts on this n can u explain how this works? a little confused.

Basepump|The water powered backup sump pump|Use water to pump water!...
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Posted By frankieromance

its flush and has a large allen screw in the...

its flush and has a large allen screw in the middle which hold the entire unit in place. i have the manual and it doesnt tell me a damn thing. guess i'll call them tomorrow.
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Posted By frankieromance

ryobi laser miter saw ts1342L

the laser line was fading so i took it off to replace the batteries. after not being able to remove the batteries, i just decided to put it back together. the laser line was like new but it now needs...
05-17-10, 05:52 AM
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Views: 1,152
Posted By frankieromance

roxul=$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

roxul=$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
05-13-10, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,152
Posted By frankieromance

ceiling insulation

as far as reducing sound transmission from the basement, is there a big difference in using faced or unfaced insulation? just referring to kraft type brand. not roxul. will be using 5/8" sheetrock.
03-31-10, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,287
Posted By frankieromance

recent flooding/french drains (east coast)

i live in long island, ny and all this recent rain, compiled with the melting snow, has caused flooding in my basement. i live on a high water table. i installed a sump pump 2 years ago(dug a hole in...
Replies: 4
Views: 935
Posted By frankieromance

thanks mark n bill. redsox boy there are two...

thanks mark n bill.

redsox boy there are two things u should know: mdf is not good to use in basements, and never comment on a new yorkers thread with that diy name. lol. thanx.
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Views: 935
Posted By frankieromance

storage cabinets

i would like to build a storage cabinet for my tools in my BASEMENT. thinking 3' x 3' x 24" deep. was going to frame it out with 2x4's. not sure what kind of plywood to use. not looking to spend a...
01-19-10, 06:42 PM
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Views: 983
Posted By frankieromance

basement wall finish

i made a workroom in my basement. 2 of the 4 walls are cold walls. i framed the room about 6" from the walls and will be putting paper-faced insulation in. my question is: is it a problem if i want...
01-01-10, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,192
Posted By frankieromance

ductless a/c systems

looking at the fujitsu/mitsubishi ductless a/c systems for my basement. need to cool about 900sq ft. anyone have comments/experience with these units?
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Views: 1,012
Posted By frankieromance

nys code for boiler rooms

was wondering if anyone knows the nys code on how to vent a boiler room. boiler is oil fired. cant get through to my town hall to ask anyone. phone busy 24/7
12-22-09, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,720
Posted By frankieromance

clothes dryer vent pipe

i am going to replace my flexible vent pipe on my electric clothes dryer with 4" galvenized steel. i was thinking about putting a cleanout tee in the middle of the pipe. good or bad idea?
04-29-09, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,625
Posted By frankieromance

hang fabric. u could pin it tight or hang it...

hang fabric. u could pin it tight or hang it loose.
03-28-09, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,551
Posted By frankieromance

there is no french drain. just dug a hole in the...

there is no french drain. just dug a hole in the floor and put the pump in. it drains to the sewer line, which is not near the leak area. the walls are poured, not blocks. i have been thinking about...
03-28-09, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,551
Posted By frankieromance

basement leak help

as u can see in the picture, i have a sump pump & the walls have been drylocked. the area is a little wet now. above grading and drainage slopes away from the house. it's approximately 8' from the...
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