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10-10-09, 06:38 AM
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Posted By mykeytea

Thanks for the sensible answers.Beer 4U2

Thanks for the sensible answers.Beer 4U2
10-08-09, 12:20 PM
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Posted By mykeytea

Locating a barsink

I have a counter that is the standard 24" depth. I am putting in a barsink that has less depth, about 14". In terms of locating the sink, is it best to push it to the back of the counter (closest to...
01-22-09, 10:07 PM
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Views: 8,975
Posted By mykeytea

Just thinking...

Why not get the kitchen water from the water heater location? This would allow the office to occupy the space where you had shown the kitchen, and the windowed wall would be be from left to right...
11-04-08, 09:23 PM
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Posted By mykeytea

do it wireless?

I really know nothing about these, but found them on the web when I was finishing my basement. First Alert has a wireless interlinked smoke that can be bridged to your existing system. Info at First...
11-03-08, 03:19 PM
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Posted By mykeytea

Using EMT - Do I need Nail Plates?

I have some places where the EMT conduit is an inch or so from the surface of a stud that it is going through. Do I need to add Nail plates or is the EMT itself sufficient for 2003 NEC?

Thanks...
10-02-08, 09:23 PM
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Views: 1,478
Posted By mykeytea

Thanks for the good advice - I actually have some...

Thanks for the good advice - I actually have some of the wire marking stickers mentioned above - forgot I had them, but will now put them to a good use. This is a basement project, all wires I am...
10-02-08, 05:43 AM
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Posted By mykeytea

2 Neutrals in EMT - need to keep separate?

I am pulling 2 neutrals (and 4 hots) through EMT conduit. How do I identify the neutrals (reidentify 1 of them) so I can keep track of them at each end, or if separation does not matter, can I just...
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Posted By mykeytea

Just a thought..

If it is a basment bathroom, do you have a pump that lifts the waste up to the sewer -- could the rag be in the emacerator pit?
06-20-08, 10:50 AM
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Posted By mykeytea

Yes - the tub is in, but the walls around it are...

Yes - the tub is in, but the walls around it are not yet finished (there will be an access panel as well.) I just wasn't sure if the hole needed to be sealed in some way.
06-17-08, 07:08 PM
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Posted By mykeytea

how do I finish basement bath roughin hole

What do I do - if anything - to finish off the hole in the slab that the bathtub drain plumbing connects to. Presently it is a hole filled with pea gravel and the bathtub drain disappearing into it....
06-08-08, 08:32 PM
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Posted By mykeytea

There are ACQ rated fasteners (to use in ACQ...

There are ACQ rated fasteners (to use in ACQ pressure rated lumber) for use with the powder actuated nailer. A few bucks a box more.
05-29-08, 09:59 PM
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Posted By mykeytea

Check this site : ...

Check this site :
http://www.ci.louisville.co.us/Bldg/basement.pdf
page 3 of the document show a firestop of an offset wall. I do not know if the greater distance you are dealing with makes a...
05-29-08, 09:47 PM
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Posted By mykeytea

I ran across this link a while back... not much...

I ran across this link a while back... not much instruction, but lots of photos.

http://dougaphs.smugmug.com/gallery/458998#39027943_kb6qy
04-22-08, 11:02 AM
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Posted By mykeytea

Unfaced fiberglass at sill?

I am finishing my basement. The existing insulation above the sill plate ( the vertical board that rims the entire perimeter of the house and can be accessed via the basement between the floor...
04-14-08, 08:57 PM
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Views: 1,112
Posted By mykeytea

Thanks

That all makes sense, I just never noticed it mentioned.

Thanks for this and for my future questions.
04-13-08, 08:52 PM
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Views: 1,112
Posted By mykeytea

Ok to conceal a pull point?

I've read about no concealment of boxes, but is it ok to conceal a pull point?

Thanks
03-28-08, 10:53 AM
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Posted By mykeytea

Extending 2" cleanout

I am finishing out the basement. In the joist space above there is a 2" PVC threaded cleanout that is serving a horizontal run of drain that comes from a single 1/2 bath above it. The toilet drain...
09-27-07, 01:17 PM
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Posted By mykeytea

Steel studs, vapor barrier and insulation

I am finishing my basment. I am leaning toward steel studs to make a new perimeter wall to hold insulation which has presented a few challenges.
1) How should I insulate? Fiberglass seems to come in...
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Views: 790
Posted By mykeytea

Combustion air clarification

I am putting some walls up in my basement. Among other things, the furnace and water heater will be placed in their own shared room. The furnace has a combustion air intake from the outside. The...
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