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Old 02-07-2008, 11:51 AM   #1
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Hi, I am planning on finishing my basement and only have a slight idea what i am doing. I feel like i can do everything, but do not really know what the project entails. I was wondering if any one could recomend a book that has step by step instructions on how to do it. Thanks.

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I have one I can recommend.

Remodeling A Basement, by Roger German.

I found it really helpful, and easy to understand. Publisher Taunton

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I liked the Roger German book. I also looked at some others here and there but Roger's was the best. Be careful though because newer and or local codes may preclude you from doing things exactly as described in the book. In particular, I don't think the German gook gives you many ideas on how best to insulate your basement. There are some newer ideas on the harm a vapor barrier can cause that are not discussed in the book.
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hmm, any advice on that?
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Depends on what you need to do in the basement, for example, if you want to do some plumbing work, you probably need more than one book, the book above suggest you overall picture... but when it goes to say a bath room, you may need more detail books.... also... sometimes... the method suggested by the book may not the best way to do it depends on different reasons like: material difference... technology update... tools availability... you can twist the knowledge somewhat... You may want to borrow the book from library if there is one available rather than purchasing... as I bought quite a few books and end up sitting on the shelf after reading them for my FEW number of projects in life... kind of waste...
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