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Old 04-10-2007, 02:49 PM   #61
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This is a new one... I moved the bathroom I think it will be worth it spending the extra cash let me know what you think...


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Old 04-10-2007, 02:54 PM   #62
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this is a good layout as you got yourself an ensuit bedroom... but then why you not open the door to the laundry room right besides the stairway rather than creating a small hallway ?
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This is a new one... I moved the bathroom I think it will be worth it spending the extra cash let me know what you think...
My guess looking at the picture is you have the door right at the furnace. How about locating the furnace and water heater in plan along with the posts.

Your latest plan now has a bedroom without any closet. Are you exhibitionist and no need for clothing? /Joking/

Stair still at 19 feet

Toilet and shower on exterior wall. Do you plan on framing walls against the exterior walls? If not, your cold and hot water pipes will be exposed.

What about door in upper left wall of "machine" room? ...would the door swing miss the mechanical systems?
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Old 04-10-2007, 03:24 PM   #64
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I will be framing the exterior wall so I don't think that will be a problem with the pipes...

STORMMAN: I changed the dimensions for you ...

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Yes, sorry, I do mean the strips across.
I don't particularly like that.
But, first I am going to let my husband suffer and help me try to do the ceiling with drywall.

If that does not work out, then I may consider this type of ceiling.

Do you know the price of the panels?
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Old 04-10-2007, 08:21 PM   #66
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Yes, sorry, I do mean the strips across.
I don't particularly like that.
But, first I am going to let my husband suffer and help me try to do the ceiling with drywall.

If that does not work out, then I may consider this type of ceiling.

Do you know the price of the panels?
The price varies depending on what you want for the panel style. The panels can be bought in cartons of X number of panels at Home Depot, Lowes, etc.

Just keep in mind that you need to make sure you do not need to access anything above the proposed drywall area.....and be prepared to do more taping and mudding overhead.

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The only question I have(at this point) is bathroom access. Do you really want everyone going through the bedroom to get there?
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The only question I have(at this point) is bathroom access. Do you really want everyone going through the bedroom to get there?

I must admit beer geek, that is a really good point, (bathroom access).
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Good point "beer_geek and yummy mummy"....

I think I will use the plan for the last one.I will just modify it a bit to allow more room in the machine room.

I have a question about the ceilingLink stuff... on their website, they say you can use 2x2 furring to go around pipes and stuff. For the furring do you mean just spacers or line the whole joist with 2x2?
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Good point "beer_geek and yummy mummy"....

I think I will use the plan for the last one.I will just modify it a bit to allow more room in the machine room.

I have a question about the ceilingLink stuff... on their website, they say you can use 2x2 furring to go around pipes and stuff. For the furring do you mean just spacers or line the whole joist with 2x2?
How would you frame this? [pics]

Also, only spent 1 minute, but how about these options:
(beam posts need to be located in order to layout openings and doorways properly)

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The 16 inch center or 24 inch center issue has always been interesting to me. I have had inspectors that only wanted to see 16 they told me it it was stronger better the right way to do it. I had other inspectors say If you went 24 centers you could get more insulation in those walls. It really does not cost that much more to go 16 centers is their someone who has actually done some kind of study on this. I guess we could do the, what is it 19 and something center. You know that diamond on the tape measure that save you one whopping stud every 8 feet.
I'm not sure what code is down there, but I can't see how anyone would ever DREAM of hanging drywall on 24" centers. If you want joints that last a lifetime, especially those between your walls and ceiling, then go with 16" centers. One stud every 8' is pennies compared to a complete re-do in three years.
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Just my 2 cents, but I wouldn't put the TV in a corner. You'll waste a lot of space (because of the corner), and the way you have it laid out there are no seats centered directly in front of it (best viewing position). Also, it makes it difficult to setup your surround sound speakers in the correct location (either astride or 120 degrees behind the listening position. Just my thoughts...
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With all the input, I am going to have to sit in the basement this weekend and draw up a new plan... hopefully i will answer most of the questions.
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With all the input, I am going to have to sit in the basement this weekend and draw up a new plan... hopefully i will answer most of the questions.
Use it well, but just remember that no matter what you finally decide to do for a layout, there will always be more input here from posters on the forum .


(make sure that you leave room for the beer tap station and beer-stein collection too..... )

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