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Old 01-13-2013, 05:04 PM   #16
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Couple more updates mostley to the bar area here is v11.

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Old 01-13-2013, 10:47 PM   #17
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Always good to have an exterior access stairway to the basement.

You'll just need space for a door in the basement, but you'll require about a 4x9 area outside depending on the grade.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:59 PM   #18
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I have window well ladders currently in case of emergency. Long term i would love to convert the window in the office to a door with stairs up to the backyard.

I do worry about water coming in with that however.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:07 PM   #19
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Revision 12 for you consideration:

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Old 01-13-2013, 11:42 PM   #20
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An exterior access is so nice during construction and afterwards.

I have done 3 of them and one was open, 2 covered with "bilco" type doors.

They don't leak any water in. You just put a drain at the bottom if it is uncovered, and tie it into your drain tile/sump pump.

One would be really handy if you plan on having a workshop down there. A workshop in the basement is good & bad regarding sound, dust, etc. but it is warm in the winter and cool in the summer and if you don't have room in a garage, it may be the only possibility.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:38 PM   #21
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I'd hinge the storage room door on the other side so as you open the door you see the whole room, which makes room look larger. I'd run the frame wall against the concrete wall/foamboard continuous- including behind the bathroom. Take the shower measurement from there and add the cavity wall on the door side w. a jog there (leave the door and 12" next to- alone), use extra space (cavity) for shelves above the bar w. sliding mirror for better bottles/ appliance garage/free storage.Read inside furnace access panel for clear distance in front of unit required. Elect. panels usually require 3' clear space, wide and in front of.

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Old 01-14-2013, 10:13 PM   #22
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Hi Gary, The reason i have the wall configured like that behind the bathroom is because of the vent config:

http://i.imgur.com/skFYJ.jpg

Above this and running the entire length of the wall is the main drain pipe.

http://i.imgur.com/0R2kB.jpg

Is it advised to bump all those PVC pipes out about 6" to get the foam and framing behind?

Also- i am thinking of changing the storage room and furnace room doors to pocket doors.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:28 PM   #23
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That pipe continues to the other side of the basement and along that wall for about 17 feet until it finally exits the house.

My gut tells me to move everything off the wall, but i have not seen a definitive opinion either way.
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:46 PM   #24
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I don't see it being difficult to move the 3 vents in to the room some, so they tie in at the bottom vertically. I'd leave the waste line alone and use some sticky wrap directly behind it, tucked under the rigid f.b. above and below it. Do not insulate on the warm side or it could freeze... Chicago, right? I'm heading out now to the other forum to answer your f.b. thickness.
Pocket doors are fine if no kids or big dogs, high maintenance....

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So, i was annoyed with having the door to the storage room in the office so i moved one of the walls back and put it outside.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/122355322/Basement-v15

Now i am taking up issue with the window (well) placement in the office.

What do you think?
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Always try to swing a door against a wall when opening; both doors from bar to office, to storage.
You just move the hinge side not which room it opens toward.
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I'dl look at moving the water heater behind the furnace and straighten the wall all the way to the bar. Looks like a great space!
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Always try to swing a door against a wall when opening; both doors from bar to office, to storage.
You just move the hinge side not which room it opens toward.
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Thanks Gary. Here is draft 16 with updated door hinges.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/122381354/Basement-v16
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:44 PM   #29
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Final draft, wish me luck:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/122518697/Basement-v19

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