Last Activity:09-25-2009 1:41 PM
Posted in thread: Saving money (electricity) isn't working out... on 09-25-2009 at 10:50 AM
Last year I "finished" my basement. (Well, put up insulation and actual walls with drywall, and
new wiring throughout, etc.)This room is basically one big play room for the kids, with two
Posted in thread: Fresh-air intake question on 09-24-2009 at 07:16 AM
Ah. That makes sense. This means that I'll have to move the fresh-air vent then, rather than
simply close it off. A bit of a bummer, but it is what it is. I appreciate the help on
understanding all th...
Posted in thread: Fresh-air intake question on 09-23-2009 at 09:04 PM
Ryan, how is your furnace vented? Is it through two PVC pipes to the outside or through a
conventional chimney?Um. Neither? There is a single metal vent that goes out from the furnace
to the outside o...
Posted in thread: Fresh-air intake question on 09-23-2009 at 03:02 PM
But doesn't the cold air that comes in from the fresh-air intake that is attached to the
cold-air return duct work lead directly to the furnace? It seems like it should suck in the
cold air from there...
Posted in thread: Fresh-air intake question on 09-23-2009 at 12:19 PM
Two years ago, we moved into a brand new house. In the basement, there is a fresh-air pipe. It
simply dumps air from the outside into the basement. In the infinite wisdom of the builders,
they placed ...
Posted in thread: Where Does Everyone Buy There Wood? on 11-11-2008 at 08:53 AM
Just a note. If you DO end up going to Lowe's or Home Depot, I suggest forgetting Lowe's. While
framing my basement, I started out buying some lumber at Lowe's. Big mistake. Their lumber was
Posted in thread: Recessed lighting question on 11-10-2008 at 01:13 PM
Thanks, all, for the input.
Posted in thread: Recessed lighting question on 11-07-2008 at 03:27 PM
I'm debating between using recessed lighting in my basement versus the long fluorescent tubes.
Recessed looks nicer, but provides less light. The primary use of my basement is a "kid
hangout" and play...
Posted in thread: Smaller doors on 11-03-2008 at 05:56 AM
Anyone know what kind of door I can buy at Home Depot that I can cut down?My basement is only
about 7'. After ceiling is put in, I have very little clearance, and an 80" door is too big.
I'm thinking ...
Posted in thread: New basement wall issue on 10-25-2008 at 12:15 PM
In your picture, you show your plumbing behind the ductwork. Box your ductwork level across,
all the way to the wall. You will need a small header against the wall to rest your 2x's on.
This is a grea...