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06-27-07, 10:46 AM
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Views: 10,674
Posted By smmetz

Good idea. I can either tap off a garage circuit...

Good idea. I can either tap off a garage circuit (had not considered that) or my existing outside GFCI recepticle for the convenience plug near the pool.

However, I was looking into a sub panel...
06-27-07, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,674
Posted By smmetz

Thanks for the reply. The garage is...

Thanks for the reply.

The garage is attatched. I already have 3 other (110v) circuits in it to accomdate my other electic needs in the garage. I agree that a 240v sub panel connected with 8-3 or...
06-27-07, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,674
Posted By smmetz

110v sub panel from a 10-2 wire?

Hello,

I recently had an above ground pool installed, and need to do the electric work so it can pass inspection. I finished my basement last year, which complicates things since I sheetrocked...
02-01-06, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,517
Posted By smmetz

Thanks! The run is about 30 ft, and the BTU is...

Thanks! The run is about 30 ft, and the BTU is about 60K max. According to your very useful link, I can use the spare 1/2" pipes I already have, with room to spare!
02-01-06, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,517
Posted By smmetz

recommended size of gas line for range?

Hi, I am runing a gas line for a gas range in my basement (4 burners on stove, plus oven, standard type of range). I was wondering, when I branch off of my main gas line, what size pipe should I...
01-05-06, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,208
Posted By smmetz

Thanks a bunch, that answers all my questions.

Thanks a bunch, that answers all my questions.
01-05-06, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,208
Posted By smmetz

how to crimp ground wires?

Hi, I am in the middle of wiring up my basement,and have a couple questions regarding ground wires. I was hoping someone could help me out.


here is what I was told:
When I have more than 1...
12-05-05, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 759
Posted By smmetz

what needs to be done for inspection?

Hi - I am finishing my basement, and have a question about the plumbing for hot water radiators and for the kitchen and bathroom. I am not sure how much needs to be done for the town inspection that...
12-05-05, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,139
Posted By smmetz

Wow, thanks for the quick reply! My house is...

Wow, thanks for the quick reply!

My house is only about 6 months old, so the existing ones are pretty new. There is already 1 smoke detector in the basement, just not where I need it. However,...
12-05-05, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,139
Posted By smmetz

hardwired smoke detectors

I have to add a few smoke detectors in my house, in the basement I am finishing. Apparently, all the smoke detectors in my house are connected so that if one goes off, they all go off.

I...
11-29-05, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,517
Posted By smmetz

Good luck with that. I am in the middle of...

Good luck with that. I am in the middle of finishing my basement,and I faced the same questions as you 6 months ago. The more I asked around and researched, the more I realized that there is no one...
11-29-05, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 40,145
Posted By smmetz

Wow, I don't know what to tell you. I would try...

Wow, I don't know what to tell you. I would try a dehumidifier first. It will get some of the extra moisture out, and warm up the room a bit also. Hopefully someone has a better idea though!

I...
11-16-05, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 983
Posted By smmetz

My old house had a water pump in the crawlspace...

My old house had a water pump in the crawlspace already, to pump out water from the gas furnace and condensation from the AC coils. I was going to put in a dehumidier, and run the water line right...
11-10-05, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,358
Posted By smmetz

Oh, it's only 1 joist, OK. Since you say it is...

Oh, it's only 1 joist, OK. Since you say it is only 1 joist of many, it looked like that 3 years ago when it was new, and has not gotten any worse: I agree that you should just clean it up with a...
08-31-05, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,280
Posted By smmetz

My DIY basement is expect to cost about 20/foot,...

My DIY basement is expect to cost about 20/foot, but that will include a bathroom and kitchen, which add a lot of $$$
08-24-05, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,055
Posted By smmetz

I used a product similar to radon seal...

I used a product similar to radon seal (Enduro-seal, they claim to manufacture radonseal) and am just beginning to finish my basement. We did not really have any water problems before, so it's hard...
08-22-05, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,742
Posted By smmetz

did you try the idea of taping a sheet of plastic...

did you try the idea of taping a sheet of plastic to the area and checking it for moisture underneath in a day or two? Perhaps there is some underground water somewhere near your house that you dont...
08-18-05, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,478
Posted By smmetz

My guess would be: 1. check the outside of...

My guess would be:

1. check the outside of the house - make sure grading is away from the house, and that rain gutters take water at least a few feet away from the foundation.

2. apply some...
08-17-05, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,334
Posted By smmetz

I have never heard of it, so I just did a search...

I have never heard of it, so I just did a search and read how it works. It seems like it would probably help. My only concerns are how well it would work during the summer, and how energy efficient...
08-16-05, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 892
Posted By smmetz

I would check for moisture / condensation under...

I would check for moisture / condensation under the vapor barrier. If it is dry, I would just check with the town as far as codes, and frame over it. If the insulation is easy to take town (not...
08-16-05, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,334
Posted By smmetz

I've heard of people using thick plastic to seal...

I've heard of people using thick plastic to seal a dirt-floor crawlspace. perhaps that would help, worth looking into at least. It seems like the cheapest solution, it if works. Basically it...
08-16-05, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,986
Posted By smmetz

I also agree that some kind of waterproofing on...

I also agree that some kind of waterproofing on the inside cement would be a good investment in finishing your basement. Everyone here seems to agree that outside waterproofing things should be done...
08-10-05, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,846
Posted By smmetz

If you are considering glueing / nailing ceiling...

If you are considering glueing / nailing ceiling tiles to the joists, why not just screw / nail in drywall? You can rent a tool that holds it up the the ceiling while you screw it in. It's more...
08-10-05, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,428
Posted By smmetz

I think sealing the cement is very important. I...

I think sealing the cement is very important. I have been researching this for a while, since I am starting to finish my basement. From what I have read, even if you dont have see water in your...
08-10-05, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,089
Posted By smmetz

Sealing the walls and floor is definitly a good...

Sealing the walls and floor is definitly a good idea. Then, I think that you can frame on the edge of your floating floor. According to your description, this will put the studs 2" from the outside...
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