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Old 02-27-2011, 10:43 AM   #31
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Ryan, did you do anything to the concrete floor before carpeting it?

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Old 02-27-2011, 01:52 PM   #32
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Looking good! You'll want to remove the "diaper" on the fiberglass at exterior walls as that was required only in unfinished basements. Building Science has good info here; http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...ent-insulation
AA search in the box above at the top of each page will help. also.

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Old 02-28-2011, 12:26 AM   #33
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Well the basement is completly dry as I did nothing to the floor except sweep it! Too late on removing the white plastic lining from the walls and it looks like the liner is glued or not wanting to seperate from the insulation. I tuck taped the top and bottom so we should be nice and tight. My exercise room has been done for a couple years and I've had NO issues with anything that has been done.
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:47 AM   #34
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Hey thanks everyone for the compliments it really does mean alot. Also a huge thanks for the DIY chat electrical guys for walking me through the snafu that I created with my 3 way switches. After having my post up for less than 5 minutes I got a response on how to fix my error. This website has been quite the saver for me on several different parts of my remodel. Thanks again. This site is the real deal!!!!
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Well the basement is completly dry as I did nothing to the floor except sweep it! Too late on removing the white plastic lining from the walls and it looks like the liner is glued or not wanting to seperate from the insulation. I tuck taped the top and bottom so we should be nice and tight. My exercise room has been done for a couple years and I've had NO issues with anything that has been done.
Isnt the floor COLD? I'm in Indiana and was thinking of using the dimpled plastic Platon ( http://www.systemplaton.com/flooring.html ) and 1/2" plywood under the carpet to get it off the cold floor.
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Old 02-28-2011, 02:57 PM   #36
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Well the basement floor is not that cold. I put a heated mat in the basement bathroom and the carpet is really thick and I got a 1/2 in premium mat so that is not cold at all. When I do not have the basement heated mat on and I quickly turn it on it says the temp of the floor is around 66 degrees and that is in the cold of the winter. It must have been insulated well underneath. I am putting tile in behind the bar under the window and that could get a little bit chilly at 65 degrees but honestly I will not be standing there that often and if I am down there mixing some drinks behind the bar I will use a space heater on my feet!! Overall the basement stays very warm.
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Well the basement floor is not that cold. I put a heated mat in the basement bathroom and the carpet is really thick and I got a 1/2 in premium mat so that is not cold at all. When I do not have the basement heated mat on and I quickly turn it on it says the temp of the floor is around 66 degrees and that is in the cold of the winter. It must have been insulated well underneath. I am putting tile in behind the bar under the window and that could get a little bit chilly at 65 degrees but honestly I will not be standing there that often and if I am down there mixing some drinks behind the bar I will use a space heater on my feet!! Overall the basement stays very warm.

Ive got a heated floor in my bathroom downstairs as well but my floor temp (when I first turn on the heatmat thermostat) is about 59-60 degrees with outside temp about 25-30 degrees. As I said Im near Chicago and basement floor is about 70" under ground level. Thanks.
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:47 PM   #38
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Well to update everyone on the progress I got most of the sheetrock on the ceiling and am ready to start sheetrocking the bulkheads however I need to get the 3" lights installed first. I called for a quote to have the ceiling and bulkheads prepped and ready to texture and they way 645.00 to do it. It is a total of 8 sheets on the ceiling then the bulk heads. I think I will just do it myself and spend the 645 on other things that are needed. I will post some photos later in the week!!
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:17 AM   #39
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Well the ceiling is up!! The bulkheads will be sheetrocked and lights installed by mid-week. I have the drywall experts coming on the 28th to mud/tape/sand the ceiling and bulkheads. I got all the plumbing done too as I tested the drain and the waterlines. Everything works as planned. So far so good.
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Well all the lights are in and they look fantastic! I need to finish installing the faces of the bulkheads, install bullnose corner bead, finish installing a couple pieces of sheetrock and I will be ready for the tapers on Monday the 28th. It is getting good now!!!
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Old 03-28-2011, 03:34 AM   #41
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Mudders and Tapers are coming today. Here is what the project looks like the night before they arrive!! I am picking up the carpet on Tuesday and also looking for the tile for behind the bar. Things are coming together quickly.
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:19 PM   #42
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Your basement is looking NICE.
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The ceiling looks really good, I love the lighting.
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looks great!
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:28 AM   #45
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Lots of progress over the last few days. The walls are primed, ceiling textured. More priming on Monday then texturing walls on Tuesday.

I did a knock-down on the ceiling which turned out really nice. Pics look sketchy but trust me it turned out good. Priming the ceiling on Monday then painting it on Tuesday night.

I am hoping to have the carpet installed on Thursday or Friday so before then I need to install the floor tile behind the bar. Pics will be coming all week long!!
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