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03-11-08, 04:02 AM
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Posted By Taipans

Thanks for the follow-up. Its kind of late now, I...

Thanks for the follow-up. Its kind of late now, I did go ahead and seal as suggested by the builder the drain area. Good or Bad I don't know but I gave up getting the run around by everyone. I now...
02-23-08, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,744
Posted By Taipans

I am suppose to be putting plastic sealed to the...

I am suppose to be putting plastic sealed to the lower part of the wall then across the 1" gap for the parameter drain. This was instructed by my builder to eliminate any worries about vapor rising...
02-22-08, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,744
Posted By Taipans

Concrete and Plastic adhesive!

What is a good water proof adhesive to use between plastic and concrete?

Thanks
02-22-08, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,263
Posted By Taipans

Don't mean to Hijack! :p Do you attach the...

Don't mean to Hijack! :p

Do you attach the poly to the wall or let it drape down? I have heard people mention this before but I was never sure if they attached it to the floor / walls or both. So...
02-22-08, 03:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,182
Posted By Taipans

I finally got an inspector to come out and tell...

I finally got an inspector to come out and tell me exactly what to do about it and if its going to be a major problem in the future. The city was no help, basement companies wanted to sell me...
02-21-08, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,182
Posted By Taipans

I do not know how deep mine actually is, that...

I do not know how deep mine actually is, that picture was something random I found. I know my plastic strip is black not grey, even if that matters. Anyhow I guess I will try to find out what system...
02-20-08, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 26,212
Posted By Taipans

I posted a question about this very thread...

I posted a question about this very thread earlier today. (with pictures)

But since I am now not being so stupid and using the search feature I came across this one! Wanted to comment on the above...
02-20-08, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,182
Posted By Taipans

Vapor Barrier help?

I have a "Water Guard" system installed in my basement. It looks much like this,

http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/7074/basejd5.jpg

As you can see in photo-shopped picture number 2 I have a...
Replies: 5
Views: 24,673
Posted By Taipans

Well since my garage isn't very large and I will...

Well since my garage isn't very large and I will need this down in the basement. Then move it upstairs if I want to do some work. My main concern was it firing the nails to the full depth. And also...
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Views: 24,673
Posted By Taipans

Got the Framing Nailer, now I need a Compressor!

I read through the sticky topic and clicked on most of the links and didn't find an answer. I pretty much need someone to suggest a compressor that can run a Porter-Cable FR350 Round Head Framing...
02-14-08, 03:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,083
Posted By Taipans

plaster / tape drywall?

I am in the early stages of a basement finishing project. The thing I hate doing more then anything is taping and plastering drywall. I know everyone is going to say get multiple quotes, but I was...
02-13-08, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 963
Posted By Taipans

Thanks Chris, I would guess it might be...

Thanks Chris,

I would guess it might be better then to put all lights down there on one 20amp curcuit. That would be a total of 14 lights. If they are max wattage of 100 which is most likely the...
02-12-08, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 963
Posted By Taipans

I guess my next question is how many of the can...

I guess my next question is how many of the can lights can be ran on the same circuit. I plan on having 10 total in the ceiling, 8 in the main room and 2 in the hallway. I also plan to run a 100 watt...
02-12-08, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 963
Posted By Taipans

Thanks Chris, I did decide on 8 lights in...

Thanks Chris,

I did decide on 8 lights in the large area. I also would like to add some wall sconces to kick it up a notch. How many sconces would be over kill? I was thinking 4 total, 2 on the...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,272
Posted By Taipans

Software Reccomendation?

I need something to help layout my basement project. What would you guys reccomend using in laying out basic floor plans?

Thanks
02-12-08, 04:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 963
Posted By Taipans

Lighting Advice?

I am laying out my basement plan for the permit submission and I need to put in my lighting locations. I know that I will have a finished ceiling with recessed can lighting. But I am not sure how...
06-08-07, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 37,811
Posted By Taipans

Every single product Home Depot and Lowes carries...

Every single product Home Depot and Lowes carries does not control spiders. Some direct contact type sprays will kill them if you hit them with it, but nothing put into the yard at those places even...
06-08-07, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 37,811
Posted By Taipans

I know in general they are good for the...

I know in general they are good for the eco-system and all that, but I have a ton of them. When I mow they are running in every direction! Some as large as the palm of my hand! It freaks me out and...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,731
Posted By Taipans

Deck Stain?

Can anyone reccomend a very long lasting deck stain? I need to stain my newer deck and want to make sure I buy a quality stain.

Thanks!
06-08-07, 05:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 37,811
Posted By Taipans

Spider Control

I have massive spiders all over my yard and around my house foundation. Most are harmless wolf spiders, and I know they are actually "good" to have. But the my wife and myself are both terrified of...
04-24-07, 03:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,092
Posted By Taipans

Thanks I may not be the smartest guy in the world...

Thanks I may not be the smartest guy in the world but I'm not that dumb, lol.
04-23-07, 06:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,092
Posted By Taipans

Well I didn't buy the nailer, I got evercoat...

Well I didn't buy the nailer, I got evercoat screws. And all I can say is this is crazy. How everyone actually gets a fence done by screwing 6 nails in each board I will never know. Nothing could be...
04-20-07, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,092
Posted By Taipans

Is this an ok package? ...

Is this an ok package?

http://www.dewalt.com/us/products/tool_detail.asp?productID=15009

Hope it works, if not its the model D55153FR

Im trying to figure out which nails to use, do they make...
04-19-07, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,092
Posted By Taipans

My only concern is if I buy a combo framer /...

My only concern is if I buy a combo framer / compressor that I will be able to use it on other projects. I have not only a basement to finish but a shed I am planning to build.
04-19-07, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,092
Posted By Taipans

I see your point on the screws. I have 515 6'...

I see your point on the screws. I have 515 6' boards to install, thats 6 screws or nails each, I am just thinking how much faster the nailer is going to be! I don't have much time to finish up this...
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