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08-07-14, 10:48 AM
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Posted By Herkster

4 Maximum sill height above floor: 44 in. ...

4 Maximum sill height above floor: 44 in.

From the post above...
Regardless, I'm in touch with my lumberyard and they are getting me window quotes. Yippy, good thing I still have the backhoe at...
08-07-14, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By Herkster

Let me make sure I'm understanding this right, a...

Let me make sure I'm understanding this right, a 44" sill height above the floor, means from my finished flooring to the bottom of the window, or the sill, needs to be a minimum for 44"?
That'd...
08-07-14, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By Herkster

Bedroom egress window requirements?

Hey DIY Crew

Still working on finishing my basement, and with that, we are adding two bedrooms. One will technically be used as an office until we have a kid to fill it, but when we go to sell...
04-09-14, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,087
Posted By Herkster

I appreciate the insight guys. What we are...

I appreciate the insight guys. What we are looking at comes in 12' wide rolls, and the living room is about 13 x 24, so I'll have a seem. I know where to seem it because the layout will put quite a...
04-08-14, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,087
Posted By Herkster

Glueless vinyl

Hey DIY Crew

I'm looking into putting down the glueless vinyl product produced by Tarkett. This would be going in our basement. Curious on your thoughts about placing this directly onto a...
Replies: 2
Views: 2,261
Posted By Herkster

Infrared Space Heaters

Hey everyone

I live out in the country on an acreage and we have LP heat. Not sure how many of you are dealing with the shortage of LP and the huge price increase in the past two weeks, but it's...
01-27-14, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By Herkster

Bud, I agree that you shouldn't be able to see...

Bud, I agree that you shouldn't be able to see the plastic and I'm trying to talk her into it. At this point, it might be what we have to do!
01-27-14, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By Herkster

Caulking on the interior not exterior as I doubt...

Caulking on the interior not exterior as I doubt that would do anything in this cold of weather!
01-27-14, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By Herkster

Haha, it's a wife thing :) She doesn't like the...

Haha, it's a wife thing :)
She doesn't like the look of it and the windows that are bad are our living room ones, which she doesn't want covered up. Also, they are very visible from the road and...
01-27-14, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By Herkster

Drafty Windows?

Hey DIY crew!

I have quite a few old windows in my current house, none of which are in my budget to be replaced for at least another two years. I'm curious if someone can give me some good ideas...
Replies: 3
Views: 617
Posted By Herkster

Self leveling?

Hi everyone

I'm in the process of finishing my basement. It's very apparent that a drain has been plugged and filled in before we bought the house. What I'm looking for are suggestions and...
01-08-14, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,442
Posted By Herkster

Unfortunately, we had some near record lows this...

Unfortunately, we had some near record lows this week (-20 real temp, -50 windchill), so the plumber has been busy and hasnt made it out yet. My wife and I talked, we are going to leave the boiler...
01-06-14, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 980
Posted By Herkster

Thanks for the link. I looked on that site...

Thanks for the link. I looked on that site quickly while at work but will do a little more research there tonight.
01-06-14, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 980
Posted By Herkster

Basement Drop Ceiling ideas?

Hey DIY crew

I'm in the middle stages of planning to finish the basement in our ranch house to add a little more usable square footage, two extra bed rooms, a bathroom, and a large living area.
...
01-06-14, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,442
Posted By Herkster

Oh, style/shape of the heat runs are large...

Oh, style/shape of the heat runs are large rectangles, small in height, but about 5-8' long, depending on what room they are in and what wall they are on. There isn't a return line from each heat...
01-06-14, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,442
Posted By Herkster

I have hot water heat that utilizes baseboard...

I have hot water heat that utilizes baseboard radiators. Water travels in one end, out the other, back under the floor to the floor joists, and over to the next heat run. All heat runs are on the...
01-05-14, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,442
Posted By Herkster

What do you mean by zone heat? All heat runs (8...

What do you mean by zone heat? All heat runs (8 on the main floor and 3 in the basement) are ran on the same loop ran by one thermostat. I'm no thinking of getting rid of it just so I can sheetrock...
01-05-14, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,442
Posted By Herkster

Registers are in the floor, returns are on the...

Registers are in the floor, returns are on the baseboards. We have AC runs already into every upstairs room. I believe it'd be a matter of finishing the cold air returns and a couple new heat runs...
01-05-14, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,442
Posted By Herkster

while I understand its good heat, I'm concerned...

while I understand its good heat, I'm concerned about it's efficency. Today as an example, -10 real temp, -33 windchill. If I can get a more economical heat in, I think itd pay for itself in a few...
01-04-14, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,442
Posted By Herkster

Changing boiler heat for forced air furnace?

Hi DIY crew!

Im hoping someone can give me some insiggt referencing my subject line. My current house has boiler heat AND a central AC system. So, since we already have the duct work in place,...
01-03-14, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By Herkster

There are no drain pipes passing through the...

There are no drain pipes passing through the wall, nor will there be when we finish it. We have baseboard heat (boiler system), so forced air isn't an issue. I appreciate your input and ideas...
01-03-14, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By Herkster

Insulation

Hey DIY crew

I'm looking into, well, past looking into and starting to finish my basement. Obviously we are going to insulate the exterior walls along the foundation, but I'm looking for opinions...
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By Herkster

I appreciate the responses, sorry it took so long...

I appreciate the responses, sorry it took so long to get back to you! I was expecting email notifications when someone responded, but I guess I shouldn't have! Anyways, there is only one shut off...
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By Herkster

Boiler Heat - Moving/Changing copper water runs...

Hey everyone, and I'm sorry in advance, this is long winded! Hopefully someone takes the time to read it!

I'm a new member here but I've read this forum quite frequently. A little backstory...
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