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10-18-08, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 28,371
Posted By caleyg

If this bugs you alot, next time get a drop in...

If this bugs you alot, next time get a drop in stove. The exception to Johnny's universal statement ;)
10-18-08, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,588
Posted By caleyg

I think I'd go with ceramic tile.

I think I'd go with ceramic tile.
10-18-08, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,519
Posted By caleyg

I have a perfect suggestion: consult a...

I have a perfect suggestion: consult a structural engineer. While this could be a DIY project, running the numbers should be done by a pro. It's not just the basement but the entire home you put...
10-18-08, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 24,909
Posted By caleyg

I think just bill has the right idea. I would...

I think just bill has the right idea. I would think you could loose lay one of the nicer looking all weather carpets down there. If you'd like to build walls, you could do so using concrete block...
10-15-08, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,407
Posted By caleyg

This is done pretty often. I did it in a...

This is done pretty often. I did it in a basement bathroom and had no problem. Make sure you install a vent fan (use 4" plastic pipe to divert it out the rim joist.

I used a 2'x2' tile made of...
10-14-08, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,034
Posted By caleyg

In my experience chicks dig the disco lights and...

In my experience chicks dig the disco lights and heart shaped whirlpool tubs (preferably with the disco lights in the tub as well). But that's just my experience.
10-14-08, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,092
Posted By caleyg

I might try pure beeswax applied thinly with a...

I might try pure beeswax applied thinly with a rag and buffed with a hand buffer with a wool bonnet. This will be very shiny, but I doubt it would damage anything. You may be able to buff it...
10-14-08, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By caleyg

Are you installing a custom tile shower pan or a...

Are you installing a custom tile shower pan or a fiberglass pan with tile walls or an all fiberglass unit.

I've done tile walls with a fiberglass pan, it came out great and I highly reccomend...
10-14-08, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,449
Posted By caleyg

Call that look "ultra-modern." It's all in the...

Call that look "ultra-modern." It's all in the marketing. Think of the superbowl parties.

Don't listen to these haters monique. I'm with you on this one.

Can I come over to pee just once?
10-14-08, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,849
Posted By caleyg

The biggest problem here is that this countertop...

The biggest problem here is that this countertop will be yours once you pick it up. The very real chance of breakage means you would just eat the entire cost, plus add in the pain of having to get...
10-14-08, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,449
Posted By caleyg

To never have to hear "put the seat down!!!!" ...

To never have to hear "put the seat down!!!!" Well worth it in my opinion. I can't see why a urinal wouldn't work in a residence. Use the deodorant cakes and post a sign that says "please don't...
10-14-08, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,411
Posted By caleyg

OK, I know this doesn't help now, but the proper...

OK, I know this doesn't help now, but the proper way would've been to use 1/2" tile backer and 1/2" drywall and put the seam so that 2" of your last tile was laying on the drywall, mud and finish...
10-14-08, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,302
Posted By caleyg

I'd start with a good dehumidier. if that...

I'd start with a good dehumidier. if that doesn't make a difference I'd think about ventalation. It's possible you could put in vents with window wells around them. but first things first. Try a...
10-14-08, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,200
Posted By caleyg

edit: looks like you can get a variety of types...

edit: looks like you can get a variety of types of duct insulation, just google it to get the idea.
10-14-08, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,200
Posted By caleyg

you don't want to loose that energy by just...

you don't want to loose that energy by just adding cold air from outside, what you want to do is insulate that duct pipe with a product made for that. if it is square you can buy rigid foil lined...
10-14-08, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,937
Posted By caleyg

Use 4" rigid pipe as well, then you can run it...

Use 4" rigid pipe as well, then you can run it over a bit before going up.

Or you could use glass block just to let a little light in and put concrete around a 4" pipe going through the opening....
10-13-08, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,997
Posted By caleyg

I don't think I'd ever put laminate below grade. ...

I don't think I'd ever put laminate below grade. I know I wouldn't put OSB near the floor as is can swell and disintegrate when wet. Even a guaranteed dry basement is vulnerable. I did a full...
10-07-08, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,758
Posted By caleyg

It is possible to dig out the grout and replace...

It is possible to dig out the grout and replace it, but those old plastic tiles are probably very brittle and likely to break (assuming they are plastic and not ceramic). You can buy grout coloring...
10-06-08, 03:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,716
Posted By caleyg

Check to see if you need a permit. In the three...

Check to see if you need a permit. In the three municipalities I've lived in they only required permits if you were increasing the footprint of the house. If you stayed inside it was no problem. ...
07-09-08, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,141
Posted By caleyg

I would say if you have to ask, you'd better get...

I would say if you have to ask, you'd better get an engineer as suggested.
07-08-08, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,141
Posted By caleyg

My guess is it's a much bigger job than you...

My guess is it's a much bigger job than you imagine. I've never even heard if it being done.
07-08-08, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 867
Posted By caleyg

If you compress the fiberglass you will lose R...

If you compress the fiberglass you will lose R value, so yes, it would be a waste. I'd also be concerned about the insulation wicking moisture out of the wall if it's in direct contact. For that...
07-08-08, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 790
Posted By caleyg

Lowes, Home Depot, etc. should have a decent...

Lowes, Home Depot, etc. should have a decent selection unless you want something really exotic or extremely large.
07-03-08, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,220
Posted By caleyg

As for the ceiling, consider an industrial look. ...

As for the ceiling, consider an industrial look. If the materials can be cleaned enough, spray white or black paint up there (with a spray gun, not cans) over everything. It will look clean and...
07-03-08, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 700
Posted By caleyg

Also note there is probably a footing of thicker...

Also note there is probably a footing of thicker concrete under the post and the other spot may not have enough concrete to carry the load. Sometimes with new footings you can replace a post with...
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