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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-08-2010, 12:22 PM
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Posted By mgoblue24
pipe sound proofing

I just completed my basement, in one of my closets is my pipe that runs to our bathrooms. While whenever someone goes to the bathroom and you are in the basement you hear the water rushing through...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-31-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 795
Posted By mgoblue24
from what I have read if you drywall first and...

from what I have read if you drywall first and then build the soffit, it helps with staying in code of fireblocking the walls more easily. Thought I would get everyone's opinion on this before I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 03-30-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,872
Posted By mgoblue24
Quattro - Could you let me know how it installs,...

Quattro - Could you let me know how it installs, and any advice or tips your figured out when installing. You seem to be closer to installing before I am.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-30-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 795
Posted By mgoblue24
soffits

I am framing my basement and need to add a soffit around a pipe and around the heating vents, both things are right next to the walls. Should I drywall the walls and then build the soffits then...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 03-28-2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,872
Posted By mgoblue24
basement ceiling

So I want to get a drop ceiling look, without using a traditional drop ceiling (I don't want to lose a height of my ceiling). I have this stuff called ceiling link that looks pretty interesting. Has...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-04-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,148
Posted By mgoblue24
Well I have thought of two options the first...

Well I have thought of two options the first option is framing a bench into the wall right next to the window, the other option is similar to what handyguy suggested. but on the lower part that jets...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-02-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,148
Posted By mgoblue24
the issue is if I were to build a wall that was...

the issue is if I were to build a wall that was squared at the corner in front the wall would block part of the window, and then if I were to angle it a bit I am afraid it may look funny when all my...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-01-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,148
Posted By mgoblue24
how to Frame this?

I am about to begin framing my basement but need suggestions or ideas of how to frame one corner of my basement. I have a radon system with a pump that is in the corner of my basement. The pump in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 01-29-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,755
Posted By mgoblue24
did the moisture test and was dry as a bone, no...

did the moisture test and was dry as a bone, no moisture. Should I still use kilz?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 01-24-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,755
Posted By mgoblue24
foundation wall sealant

I am in the beginning phase of finishing my basement, and I plan on using the kilz sealant on my foundation prior to starting. My question comes that I have a radon system and per code I need to use...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-23-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,461
Posted By mgoblue24
Do I need to do anything to my foundation walls...

Do I need to do anything to my foundation walls prior to framing? Based on the last comment a vapor barrier is not needed, so is there anything I should do to prep my walls. The association does...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-09-2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,461
Posted By mgoblue24
basement framing

I have a townhouse that I am looking to finish the basement. My home is a middle unit, my cement basement walls are not exterior walls, on the other side of my walls is another units basement. Do I...
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