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DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 06-20-2014, 06:34 PM
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Well it's darker along the bottom. But it's not...

Well it's darker along the bottom. But it's not mushy. Just about as solid as the rest studs.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 06-20-2014, 06:13 PM
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Well unfortunately the walls are already framed...

Well unfortunately the walls are already framed so I can't put anything under the bottom 2x4. So just to be clear the foam board doesn't require a plastic vapor barrier over it correct?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 06-20-2014, 05:00 PM
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Posted By InTooDeep
So I've decided I'm going to rip down the walls...

So I've decided I'm going to rip down the walls and insulate the rimjoists and put up a vapour barrier. The basement is going to a living area and it's important that it stays warm during the winter....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 06-19-2014, 07:20 AM
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Posted By InTooDeep
I found a bit of black wood along the floor....

I found a bit of black wood along the floor. Everywhere else seems fine. I do plan to have the basement as a living space. So I'm worried that I won't be able to keep it warm in the winter. I live in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 06-18-2014, 07:02 PM
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Posted By InTooDeep
Thanks for all the replies. Follow up question. I...

Thanks for all the replies. Follow up question. I ended up opening some more walls only to find that there was pink insulation but no vapor barrier (no plastic film or tar paper). Is a vapor barrier...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-16-2014, 02:39 PM
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Posted By InTooDeep
So took your advice (cut with a skilsaw and then...

So took your advice (cut with a skilsaw and then sanded down to a clean finish). Turned out pretty well. You really have to look close to see any imperfections. Anyway I'm currently putting on the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-09-2014, 04:14 PM
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Posted By InTooDeep
Cutting a Laminate Countertop

I have a laminate countertop I need to be cut for my bathroom vanity. I obviously need to cut this straight and without burrs. I tried using a jigsaw with painters tape but it didn't turn out that...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 05-16-2014, 07:28 PM
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Posted By InTooDeep
I have a brick exterior, can this still be done?

I have a brick exterior, can this still be done?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 05-16-2014, 03:27 PM
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Posted By InTooDeep
Can you insulate the outside walls above grade?...

Can you insulate the outside walls above grade? The rim joists are the problem.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 05-09-2014, 05:12 AM
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Posted By InTooDeep
I may do that in the future if the noise transfer...

I may do that in the future if the noise transfer is exceptionally bad. But right now my concern is heating the basement. Can a basement be heated adequately in the winter without insulation in the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 05-08-2014, 09:13 PM
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Posted By InTooDeep
I do plan on renting it. But what's the advantage...

I do plan on renting it. But what's the advantage of insulating the ceiling when the plan is for me to pay for heating the whole house. Any heat lost in the basement would just go to heating the main...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 05-08-2014, 12:53 PM
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Posted By InTooDeep
So to update the situation. I opened the wall. I...

So to update the situation. I opened the wall. I have pink insulation in the walls with tar paper as the barrier. Problem is that the rim joists are not insulated. The basement is finished with...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 04-21-2014, 09:27 AM
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Posted By InTooDeep
How do I know if my basement is insulated?

I bought a house with a finished basement. Its always cold there. And gets colder the further away from the furnace. Before I start any attempt to fix it I want to know if the problem is the low or...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-21-2014, 04:31 AM
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Posted By InTooDeep
Three piece plastic tub surround. So the tub and...

Three piece plastic tub surround. So the tub and right wall, left wall, back wall. Reason for using 1 inch plywood is to get the floor leveling right, for the vent cover and toilet.

It's an...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-20-2014, 07:48 PM
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Views: 452
Posted By InTooDeep
Plywood for Bathroom Walls and Floor

Hello everyone,

I recently bought a fixer upper house and have gutted the bathroom to the studs. I have a friend who is helping me build up a new one. He is a very intelligent guy and knows a ton...
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