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Old 11-15-2012, 07:17 AM   #151
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I'm interested to know why you're at a loss for the framing? This is my first framing project but watched a lot of videos, especially the basement finishing guy on YouTube. He framed his window the same way, so I copied him. No other reason.

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Trucon I don't mean it in a bad way. Its just that the framing doesn't support the window so you didn't have to box them as much as you did. The framing looks great and will work great, I would of just stayed with 16 on center with the frame around the window. Please keep posting! Your progress is amazing! I can't want to see the finished project, especially the bathroom, you've already put so much work into it.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:26 AM   #153
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Of course. I have 2 big projects coming up. Electrical panel being swapped with a new Square D QO setup and a new sliding glass door.

During the hurricane, the constant driving rain made apparent that it was installed improperly. It leaked under the door, rotted the sub floor and leaked into the basement rim joists.

I went down stairs one night to find a puddle of water in the corner where I just insulated and framed!! So I called up Windows on Washington, talked to Eric about the door issue and now his guys will be installing a new door, re-do sub-floor, etc

Thanks for keeping up with the forum! When I first started, I never thought it would get as big as it has. I'm just grateful for all the help and new friends I've made on here!

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Hi, I've been following your posts for a bit and am going to use some of insights when I finish my basement.

currently, my basement just has 2x3 framing, no insulation and paneling. I want to tear it all down and do proper insulation. I don't have many funds right now, but was thinking I could work on it little by little. Do you think it would be a bad idea to begin insulating and framing in piecemeal?

I'm currently working on some rewiring of the rest of the house and am taking the opportunity to try and get all of the wiring along one wall so that I can eventually install access panels for access for repairs, etc.

Keep up the posts, I've learn a lot! Thanks
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:10 PM   #155
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Thanks benleef, I really appreciate it!!

As for your question, I would think its fine to insulate and frame as time and money permit. My only advise is to do things in the right order and don't cheap out on necessities.

Make sure you watch lots of videos and read a lot of posts on here and don't be afraid to ask for help. If you have any specific questions for me, what I used, why I chose it, specific pictures of a certain area (close ups), etc. Just PM me!

Thanks for following!

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Here a few more pictures of the framing. The full bulk head has been built around the first steel beam.

I came off the wall about 12 inches because I plan to round the edges of the opening and make an archway.
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I need some suggestions... I'm not def. sold on having drywall returns, I'm just using drywall for the pictures.

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What is the best way to shim out the opening so I can have the finish flush with the window frame (as seen in picture 2). Should I just use some PT 2x4 or even smaller?

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What type of drywall trim should I use between the window frame and the end of the drywall? I've seen on other forums that people like Vinyl L channels as well as No-Coat L channels?

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Just do exactly what you are now but use the PT.
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Thanks to the guys in the Electrical forum, I started wiring the back section of the basement with 12-2 and 20 amp recepts.

I also finished my basement window returns. I'll have pictures of those tomorrow!
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First coat of mud on the returns...
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Looking good! Things look like they are starting to move along nicely. When do you plan to rock the rest of the walls?
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I still have to frame the middle and front of the basement... This week and weekend I'll be working on digging the rest of the trench for the french drain. Hopefully by this weekend, I'll lay the pipe and get it covered with stone...
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New Square D QO box and breakers installed!! I also replaced the Service Entrance cable as well as added 2 ground rods (#6 bare copper).
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Keep it up!
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6 recessed lights along with dimmer switch installed and working. I had to take off 1 side of fins on the dimmer switch, so now I'm only at 500w on the dimmer.
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