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    Door Lock

    LOL I like the close your eyes comment. LOL Thanks for your help. I just didn't know if they made double Cylinder levers. to bad they don't. but guess its not a common need.
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    Door Lock

    ok, yeah I thought about a double cylinder, but they don't have a double cylinder that matches the rest of my house (I know, I'm picky). my doors are the lever style, and the only double cylinder I see are knob or deadbolt... Below is a link to the set I got. and also a set like the rest of...
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    Door Lock

    I have a strange need. I am having a crew remodel my basement. I would like to put an exterior door lock on my basement door, so the crew can't roam the rest of the house. BUT I have a 3 year old son, and I use a privacy door lock with the emergency key thing so he can't unlock the door and...
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    Basement Framing for HVAC

    I have a ramset. do people usually do a nail in between every other stud space?
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    Basement Framing for HVAC

    Sorry, another question, if I'm doing a double top plate, can I nail the first top plate to the top floor joists, build the rest of the wall on the ground, lift it up, then nail that to the upper top plate already nailed to the ceiling? and I have a ramset for nailing to floor. Is there a...
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    Basement Framing for HVAC

    Unless they were asked by the home owner doing the build to size it because the plan was to finish the basement within 5 years... I'm not to concerned with HVAC because I'm having the same company that did the HVAC for the finished floors come back and finish off the Basement part. I...
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    Basement Framing for HVAC

    Yes, when I first started looking into this, I asked the original installer, and he said that the current one was sized big enough for finishing the basement.
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    Basement Framing for HVAC

    OH, is 1/2" XPS insulation ok for the walls as a vapor barrier? or do you all think I'm better off skiping all together? when I go to the basement it is definately MUCH colder than the upstairs even with the 4 heat vents installed already. (after I finish it will be 12...)
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    Basement Framing for HVAC

    Thanks Everyone! I know every place has different codes, but the information I have been given in this forum has given me HUGE help, and without it, I think the 4 questions I had for the inspector would have been more like 4,000. I ordered my lumber today. I also heard back from the inspector...
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    Basement Framing for HVAC

    Agreed! I did find that I can get an R-5 for less, but Home Depot is out of stock :( I like Home depot for it because I have a 10% off coupon lol
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    Basement Framing for HVAC

    I heard back from the inspector. Here is what he says in regards to the R-5... The code has changed for foundation insulation over the years. More is not always better. Too much insulation restricts heat loss through foundation. It was found that this could cause the earth to freeze and...
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    Basement Framing for HVAC

    Ok, he kinda lost me a bit. Below is what he saud. Exterior meets code with exposure and air changes per hour. You can insulate on interior Max. R-5 seal with tape and at edges with 2x4 wall in front. Any foam would not be exposed. If exposed, Thermax could be used and leave exposed.
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    Basement Framing for HVAC

    This is weird. The inspector got back to me and said r-5 insulation on inside wall max since builder did r-10 outside. I replied back asking if he meant min, but haven't heard. Have any of you heard about a max for insulation? I can get r7.5 cheaper than r5
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    Basement Framing for HVAC

    Thanks! I mostly just read on the Roxul package it doesn't promote mold groth, and thought in a basement that may not be a bad thing. However, I think that is what my vapor barrier does isn't it? I do have a whole house dehumidifier servicing the basement only keeping it at 50% humidity at...
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    Basement Framing for HVAC

    Ok, I thought maybe the Roxul due to moisture, but then I guess that is what my rigid is for, that is my moisture barrier, so I shouldn't need to worry about moisture in relation to in wall fiberglass right? Fiberglass insulation is about half the price.
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