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11-17-08, 03:53 PM
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Posted By TheDIYGuy

New wall framing

Honestly, it's far easier to frame the wall by attaching the top plate to the ceiling and the bottom plate to the floor and then adding the studs. Use screws to attach the studs to the plates. ...
08-27-08, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,911
Posted By TheDIYGuy

Covering the wires is fine and around the lights...

Covering the wires is fine and around the lights as long as you leave a bit of room around the lights. No insulation touching or covering the lights.
Thanks for listening.
08-27-08, 08:53 PM
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Views: 3,880
Posted By TheDIYGuy

Not that I am aware of but you can easily make...

Not that I am aware of but you can easily make one yourself. Use a piece of masonite with a couple of small blocks, screwed or glued on the masonite. Place the blocks (one block on the bottom and...
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Views: 1,091
Posted By TheDIYGuy

You can lay the #30 felt and then I would screw...

You can lay the #30 felt and then I would screw 3/4" CDX plywood to surface. Then you will have a flat even surface to start with. Using thinner plywood will have to much flex, especially for tile....
08-25-08, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,018
Posted By TheDIYGuy

Some pictures of the uneven floors would be...

Some pictures of the uneven floors would be helpful.
As far as flooring goes, laminate is the most cost effective and easy to install. Check your local home center for types and cost. Buy the...
08-25-08, 04:28 PM
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Views: 1,023
Posted By TheDIYGuy

If you are re-siding the structure then just...

If you are re-siding the structure then just install R-13 in the 2x4 wall cavities. Next wrap the outside in a foil radiant barrier. This will act as a vapor barrier, thermal break and add an R-14...
08-25-08, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,911
Posted By TheDIYGuy

If your walls are 2x4 then the only insulation...

If your walls are 2x4 then the only insulation you can install is R-13. If you install anything thicker you will only compress the insulation and defeat it's purpose.
Are you planning on...
08-25-08, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 802
Posted By TheDIYGuy

Walkman is correct about testing for moisture. ...

Walkman is correct about testing for moisture. Take the time an do it, then clean and coat the floor if needed.
I found that using a radiant barrier over the floor acts as vapor barrier, thermal...
08-25-08, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,393
Posted By TheDIYGuy

The other reason not to compress the insulation...

The other reason not to compress the insulation is that you may blow the drywall off the ceiling. You can easily run some 2x4's on edge across the existing ceiling rafters and then sheet with OSB or...
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