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05-12-17, 12:57 PM
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Posted By EvilBetty

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r143/Jaredcm1/B...

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r143/Jaredcm1/Basement%20Finish/IMG_20170312_150328.jpg
02-26-17, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,117
Posted By EvilBetty

That makes sense. I tried getting wood shims in...

That makes sense. I tried getting wood shims in there but they wouldn't hold up. Refused to tap into place. More pressure / impact just shredded them.

That process will work for the kitchen /...
02-25-17, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,117
Posted By EvilBetty

That seems to be doing the trick. I had a pack...

That seems to be doing the trick. I had a pack of those composite shims (that I hate for anything else so far).

They have enough structural integrity to be beaten in between the sub-floor and...
02-21-17, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,117
Posted By EvilBetty

The floor is framed with 2x10 solid wood lumber,...

The floor is framed with 2x10 solid wood lumber, 16" on center. The span the depth of the house across two 5" i beams.
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02-10-17, 01:29 PM
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Views: 1,117
Posted By EvilBetty

Finishing Basement - Squeaky Floor Boards Above

Before I start building the soffits, I want to do what I can to update / add / improve any areas I will be covering up.

20 year old ranch house with a full basement, solid wood floor joists, looks...
02-10-17, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,084
Posted By EvilBetty

Finally making some progress on this. Turns...

Finally making some progress on this.

Turns out a PT 2x10 flush against the concrete cut-out will put it even with the inside of the door jamb, and put it even with the 1/2" drywall on the new...
04-18-16, 09:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,713
Posted By EvilBetty

Codes seem to change so much over time that I...

Codes seem to change so much over time that I didn't even look into it. That main panel was installed when the house was built in 1998.
04-14-16, 09:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,713
Posted By EvilBetty

I guess I wasn't too worried about the existing...

I guess I wasn't too worried about the existing installation. I was really only concerned with my expansion.
04-11-16, 10:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,713
Posted By EvilBetty

I noticed when deciding to flip the new box, the...

I noticed when deciding to flip the new box, the holes for the N and G bars were the same. I could have swapped the neutral bar location to the other side if I had decided to do so. But the new...
04-11-16, 10:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,713
Posted By EvilBetty

No other disconnect that I am aware of. The SER...

No other disconnect that I am aware of. The SER cable from outside appears to run directly to the 100A breaker and neutral bar.
04-10-16, 11:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,713
Posted By EvilBetty

The box on the left (Pic #2, first post) is the...

The box on the left (Pic #2, first post) is the main panel coming from the meter. The panel on the right is the new sub panel, feeding off the 60A breaker in the main.
04-04-16, 08:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,713
Posted By EvilBetty

The solid #6 copper does run to my water main. ...

The solid #6 copper does run to my water main.

I did notice the grounds and neutrals were in a shared terminal as well. I had to look it up to confirm it used to be standard practice in some...
04-03-16, 10:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,713
Posted By EvilBetty

Thanks! There was so much conjecture and...

Thanks!

There was so much conjecture and opinion on what kind of wire to use between panels. I finally went with what was available locally, and the average wire / cable others were using. It...
04-03-16, 10:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,713
Posted By EvilBetty

Also for future reference. What is the correct...

Also for future reference. What is the correct way to remove these from a panel, and also remove them from the NM wire? I had to tear it up with channel locks to get it off!

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04-03-16, 09:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,713
Posted By EvilBetty

New Sub Panel Install - Critique?

I installed a sub panel this weekend to prepare for finishing the basement. The entire basement (lights and outlets) was on one 15A circuit.

Just looking for any feedback on things I might have...
02-01-16, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,084
Posted By EvilBetty

Thanks joe. I didn't even think of jamb...

Thanks joe. I didn't even think of jamb extensions, that makes complete sense. I think the upper framed wall is stuff with R19, as will the lower walls that will be built in front of the foam board...
01-31-16, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,084
Posted By EvilBetty

Finishing around outswing door in basement knee wall.

I put in an out-swing door last year and now I'm working on finishing the basement.

I have a couple questions about framing / preparing for Sheetrock around this door.

Around the inside...
01-18-15, 10:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,887
Posted By EvilBetty

Any advise on what to put under the shingle where...

Any advise on what to put under the shingle where the void is?
01-18-15, 10:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,887
Posted By EvilBetty

Not going so smooth so far. Door guy came...

Not going so smooth so far.

Door guy came out. Agreed with all the problems wrong with the door itself, found no real installation issues other than the concrete cutting. Refused to replace the...
01-14-15, 11:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,687
Posted By EvilBetty

I like that idea, thanks!

I like that idea, thanks!
01-12-15, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,687
Posted By EvilBetty

Strange I couldn't find any information on the...

Strange I couldn't find any information on the "interwebs" discussing installing drywall around fixed obstacles.

Because this wall will probably have to be anchored above with blocking between the...
01-11-15, 10:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,687
Posted By EvilBetty

I plan on building all the walls in-place for the...

I plan on building all the walls in-place for the reasons you list above, but when it came to putting walls around the HVAC and water heater, I realized I didn't have a clue how to get drywall up...
01-11-15, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,687
Posted By EvilBetty

Thanks, but no. Code says 3" or appliance...

Thanks, but no. Code says 3" or appliance manufacturer requirement, whichever is greater.

I'm not talking about the front or combustion space, just back and sides.
01-11-15, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,687
Posted By EvilBetty

Framing and drywall around basement HVAC / Water Heater?

Does anyone have any links to how-to's or videos on building basement walls around HVAC and water heater?

Local code requires a minimum of 3". I may provide greater clearance on some sides, but...
Replies: 11
Views: 2,852
Posted By EvilBetty

Pre-stain and poly. (apparently too tired to...

Pre-stain and poly. (apparently too tired to utilize my photo skills)

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r143/Jaredcm1/House/IMG_20150103_050130.jpg
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