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Thanks for the reply. If I'm planning to hide the...

Thanks for the reply. If I'm planning to hide the edge of the plywood with trim, I shouldn't need the iron-on banding, correct? I wasn't planning to leave a reveal where the trim meets the board like...
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Posted By CarolusP

Deep Hopper Window Sill

I have a hopper window in my basement which I need to trim out. The window has a deep sill....I think around 12" from the window to the room-facing edge of the drywall. While I have access to the...
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Posted By CarolusP

Trim Advice

We're looking for baseboard and door trim for our basement finishing project. We know that we want to paint the trim white.

Is it worth buying the pre-primed trim, or am I better off getting...
08-07-19, 09:20 AM
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Posted By CarolusP

Bathroom Drywall Questions

I'm getting some quotes for drywall in my basement, and I have a couple questions about the bathroom.

1. I'm going to tile my shower, so I know that I'll have to use cement board within the...
07-30-19, 01:07 PM
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Posted By CarolusP

I was considering doing what the guy in this...

I was considering doing what the guy in this video does, and just glue in a piece of MDF into the openings at the top and bottom of the door after trimming and then also trimming the jams as needed....
07-30-19, 12:25 PM
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Posted By CarolusP

Trimming a 6-panel interior door

I'm shopping around for some interior pre-hung 6-panel doors for my basement. A few of my rough openings, due to being framing beneath a bunch of pipes, have a rough-in height of 73.5" to the...
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Posted By CarolusP

Thanks for the input. I don't know how they...

Thanks for the input. I don't know how they compare to other valves, but the Delta R10000 valve is more what I would call a valve casing. It's a solid hunk of metal with no moving parts in it. The...
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Posted By CarolusP

Shower Valve Rough-In

I'm roughing in the plumbing for a bathroom with a shower. The shower valve I've installed is a Delta R10000. Later today I was planning to hook the water lines up to my homes plumbing, but a thought...
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Posted By CarolusP

Thanks for the replies. My already-existing...

Thanks for the replies. My already-existing supplies are high, coming out of the ceiling, so I was planning to keep the returns low.
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Posted By CarolusP

Basement Return between Studs

I'm re-finishing a previously finished basement. The existing air return in the basement rooms just vented in between the studs with no duct lining. My city inspector said I couldn't do it this way...
03-13-19, 03:24 PM
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Posted By CarolusP

After doing some research last night, I think my...

After doing some research last night, I think my issue was that I bought the 1/2" female instead of the 1/2" male fitting.

I believe I'll just go the push-on fitting route. I could buy the...
03-12-19, 04:06 PM
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Posted By CarolusP

Converting 1/2" Copper to 1/2" Pex

I'm sure this is a simple question.

So I have some 1/2" copper pipes running to the bathroom that I'm going to convert to PEX. By 1/2", I mean the nominal width is 1/2", so the outside diameter of...
03-11-19, 11:26 AM
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Posted By CarolusP

Thanks. So on the 1-gang Carlons which have the...

Thanks. So on the 1-gang Carlons which have the knockouts instead of the clamps, there shouldn't be any problem with running two through one opening?

I found their FAQ page here....
03-11-19, 10:29 AM
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Posted By CarolusP

Wires per opening - junction boxes

I stumbled across a site online stating that when wiring junction boxes, you should only have one wire per opening? In all of my code research, I had never come across this. Is this really true? If...
02-27-19, 08:50 AM
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Views: 249
Posted By CarolusP

Thanks for the info guys. Those are exactly the...

Thanks for the info guys. Those are exactly the kinds of pictures I needed for reference.
02-25-19, 06:25 PM
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Posted By CarolusP

I was going to use one of those, but then I...

I was going to use one of those, but then I noticed that the screw holes were diagonal from each other, rather than on top and bottom. I figured that would be an issue, but I guess that comes back to...
02-25-19, 06:06 PM
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Posted By CarolusP

Receptacle placement for wall sconces

I'm doing the rough-in electrical wiring for my basement finishing project. We have a 7-foot stretch of wall where we plan to place two wall sconce lights. I'd like the lights to be evenly spaced...
07-30-18, 07:45 PM
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Posted By CarolusP

Thanks for the quick reply. Yeah, you're...

Thanks for the quick reply.

Yeah, you're correct I just propped the studs there for the visual. I've been using pressure treated lumber for the bottom plates and putting the vertical studs on top...
07-30-18, 07:13 PM
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Posted By CarolusP

Rough Opening on Furnace Access Door

Hello all.

I'm framing out my basement for finishing. I need to frame out the rough opening for the doors for accessing the furnace/water heater/water softener closet. I'm looking for suggestions...
07-10-18, 02:38 PM
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Posted By CarolusP

Air Sealing top and bottom plates?

In my basement finishing project, I have an exterior wall which I'll be framing over and insulating with fiberglass batts in the stud cavities. I'm reading through MN code, and I've come across the...
04-27-18, 08:13 PM
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Views: 1,902
Posted By CarolusP

Here it...

Here it is.https://m.lowes.com/pd/DEWALT-Single-Shot-Powder-Actuated-Trigger-Tool/50200051
04-27-18, 07:54 PM
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Views: 1,902
Posted By CarolusP

Even if the gun isn't recommended for the...

Even if the gun isn't recommended for the stronger cartridges? From my understanding, the 5's are intended for driving the fasteners into steel.
04-27-18, 07:43 PM
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Posted By CarolusP

This is the gun with the trigger on it, so no...

This is the gun with the trigger on it, so no hammer required. I'm putting the full weight of my upper torso down on the plate and gun as I drive it.
04-27-18, 07:40 PM
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Posted By CarolusP

No, of course not. I'm dumb, but I'm not that...

No, of course not. I'm dumb, but I'm not that dumb. And in case you ask, I'm not putting them in upside down.

https://i.imgur.com/dIR8T1X.jpg
04-27-18, 07:07 PM
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Views: 1,902
Posted By CarolusP

Powder actuated gun nails bending against concrete

I'm just starting to frame the unfinished basement of my 1970's house (hint: the concrete is well-cured). I was so excited to use my toy -- a powder actuated gun...er, I mean fastener -- to drive the...
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