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Old 03-31-2007, 08:43 PM   #16
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That will make a great family/game room. lots of room and lots of ceiling height. Have fun.

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Old 03-31-2007, 09:43 PM   #17
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This it picture of the basement... I have not started with it yet I am currently working on the exterior paint job and I am almost do. The house is radiant heated so there are not too many pipes down there. I dont want to make any holes in the floor or in the wall to fasten the frame... what are my options. As you can see the place is very dry, and I want to make sure I leave it like that .
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To fasten the walls with no holes in the floor might be an issue. You would be best with a tapcon every 24" into the concrete through a PT 2x4 and screw into the floor joists above with the header. Also use heavy duty liquid nails on the floor. You might want to double up on the base plate as it makes adding baseboard allot easier. You can use a standard 2x4 over the pt one on the floor. place some building paper between them so they don't interact with the pt. Make the walls tight top to bottom and shim where needed to do so. Leave a 1" dead air space between the wall and the block. fill the 2x4 with R13 and your all set. I allow for drainage where there might be water like a wet area, furnace etc by either drilling a passage way on the bottom of the base plate or cutting a notch there.
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Old 04-01-2007, 09:30 AM   #18
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Thank you fellows... I will let you all know when I get started with this project. I am traveling a lot for work right now so I dont even want to get started now.

Thank you all, I am sure I come back with more questions
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Old 04-04-2007, 12:32 PM   #19
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Judging by your basement pic, it looks like you have a nice big open space. Lucky you! I'm just starting my basement and have to navigate around a bunch of pipes, ducts, etc.

I had the same question as you about whether I could handle a DIY project that big. I guess I'll find out (although I'm planning to sub out some of the stuff).

I'm also working on a Web site that I hope will be helpful to people like us. I'm making it a chronicle of my progress, providing lots of tips and resources to help with the various phases of the project. I'll post a link as soon as it's "live".
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:30 PM   #20
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looks like a large place and should be relatively easier to do considering there is no painful pipes on the ceiling for the painful soffets.... and relatively simple square area...... you definitely can do this .... all you need is time and an interests in your blood.
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:57 PM   #21
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That's a great idea (the web site).

Looking forward to seeing it.
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Old 04-05-2007, 10:11 AM   #22
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Looks like from the pictures you have a relatively easy space to work with.

Is that a sump pump or a sewer clean out on the left side of your picture? Easiest, IMO, would be to just jog your wall into the room for just enough distance then back again and installing a small pre-hung door to access that area. Like this

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I would try and incorporate the two posts near the stairs into a wall that ran along the stairs. Put a door in that wall to access the area behind the stairs.

I would then build another wall, incorporating the post on the left of your picture, to enclose your boiler room. Use the area behind and to the right of your stairs as unfinished storage, the boiler room as an unfinished boiler room. Keep the rest all open. You can easily add walls to divide it up later if you need to.

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Old 04-05-2007, 11:53 PM   #23
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Not to be a jerk or anything... But I am kind of picky about these things. Have you gotten a permit yet? If not you should apply to get that as early as possible. Sometimes it might take a while to get it. You may also want to ask questions about what kind of inspections will be required. Whatever you do please do not skip out on the permiting process. This will only come back and bite you later on. And that may result in fines and may require you to cut holes in walls so they can see what has been done and if it meets code.
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I have not get a permit yet but i intend on getting one. Right now, I am just waiting for some more rain... Since it is a new place, I am just trying to figure out if I am going to have any moisture problems. So far it has been rainning a lot and not yet.
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Old 04-06-2007, 03:38 PM   #25
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[quote=jcrampton;38712] I, for one, didn't feel too comfortable moving around supply lines and connecting new drain lines, so I hired out. I wanted to add a new bathroom. However, I didn't want to turn my newly remodeled basement into an indoor pool. So, I went the "safe" route and hired a highly-experienced plumber. He let me do the grunt work of jackhammering, which saved me $500+.
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This is what I'm talking about. DIYers and pros working together.

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Old 04-06-2007, 10:16 PM   #26
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WilbUild: how much did you end up paying...?
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Old 04-07-2007, 06:22 AM   #27
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.... You may also want to ask questions about what kind of inspections will be required. ...

This is a very good suggestion. I write this because every town or city seems to have their own particular requirement areas that they like to be extra diligent (picky) about.
What I mean is that they obviosuly want everything done to code, however, there a certain matters that they specifically "Want to see done"...or done a certain way...

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Old 04-07-2007, 07:15 AM   #28
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There is only on roughing for half bath, what do you guys know or think about this http://www.saniflo.com/products/sanibest.asp. Bellow is what I was hoping to do with the place.

Please let me know what you think.
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Where's the big screen TV and Home theater going? Where are you putting the bar? The Pool table and the slot machines?


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