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Old 04-13-2008, 07:29 PM  
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Here is an approximate floor plan of what I am doing. the bedroom will be accessed by passing through the bathroom and the playroom will be the other room that isn't really closed off from the main.


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1- insulate the furnace room with Roxual Safe and Sound
2- use 5/8" fire guard drywall on one or both sides of the furnace room.
3- Use pocket doors where you can to save space or have at least one of the doors open out. I have been in Bathrooms with in swing doors and haven't liked it much, they just take up to much room.



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Meant to get these pictures up, but just didn't get around to doing it earlier in the week. Here is what dad and I got done last weekend. Really wish I had the windows cut out so that I could have gotten a whole wall done and have all that extra light that its going to produce. I've been working after work a little bit, but playing with my daughter is more fun at the moment.




I didnt do anything this weekend because it was so nice that I needed to get my apple tree pruned and do some other yard work. I fear mowing is not far off anymore. Hopefully next weekend I can cut the windows out, which will allow for all the walls to be put up.

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Funny how spring jumps out at you all of a sudden.

Looks good, keep gettin outdoors, the heat will be here soon.

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Funny how spring jumps out at you all of a sudden.

Looks good, keep gettin outdoors, the heat will be here soon.
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Ill be watching this build for sure.

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It's been nice out this week, so I've been playing out there. I picked up 15 compost bags of pine cones and needles from my yard and mowed. And more importantly I played with my beautiful daughter.

I did manage to get the last wall for the bathroom put up, still have to build the closet and we need to figure out exactly how we are doing the shower.

My dad said he'll probably come sunday and maybe monday to help cut out the windows, which would really make it easier to finish the framing, so hopefully more pictures this weekend with lots more progress.

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Outside is more fun anyway.
Just a thought, have you checked your basement for radon? If not , do a test, it will be easier to install a mitigation system now.
Where is that radon guy....

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How do I do a radon test? never even considered it.

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Either a testing company can come in for a hundred bucks with a continuous monitor and educate you about it...or you can get a kit yourself from the local dept of health, hardware store and big box store.
I own some machines called femto-techs. I consider them the best for my use. They continuously read the radon levels in the home at that time period.
Get the pro in to do it is my suggestion. But if you do not, make sure the house is closed up like it was a cold winter outside during the test. And no testing during any storms, so check the weather or leave it to test longer. This is where it gets tricky.
I went to radon training and had to take a test, that's why I say use the professional. There is so much more going on.

Where is that radon guy??

Try www.epa.govand go to radon



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