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Old 01-22-2012, 04:56 PM   #166
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The upstairs windows have 2 rows of logs as headers. What we are looking at are the basement windows.
Didn't realize we were in the basement. My apologies. I'll try and read a little better next time

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Old 01-26-2012, 11:27 PM   #167
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Gary the fire blocking you were talking about was a bit confusing so I did a search and found some pics that helped me to understand it better. So we are going to get some drywall for the upstairs ceiling and get a couple extra sheets and go build some fire blocks around the pony wall.
we should hopefully have enough 2x4's to do the wall blocks.
Also planning on putting the Roxul insulation around the pony wall.

coco I took a 2x4 and laid it on different areas of our floor and saw no spaces between the board and the floor. Also checked over all the basement windows and nothing.
BUT!!!!!
since it was brought up to do something so there will be no problems later we are going to do an extra support around the basement windows.

On a different note. Hubby got the attic ladder placed yesterday and reconfigured the guest bath room for the different shower we are going to be putting in.
Went to town today and ordered the Roxul insulation for the upstairs ceiling and picked up all the plumbing supplies plus a toilet. we lost a roll of pex pipe on the way home and since it was pitch black never saw it fly out of the truck. Going to pick up another roll next week.
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:44 PM   #168
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Here are some truss pics.

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Made our third run to the store to get more plumbing supplies.

Kitchen drain

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Reconfigured guest bath

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Hubby is going full steam ahead with the plumbing. I am just stayling out his way. He is talking about getting a load of drywall this Friday.
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:47 AM   #169
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I noticed your bottom plate was directly on concrete. Unless they are pressure treated then that's a big no, no.

see: picture #5 post #2

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Yes Jasin they are pressure treated and there is also a rubber seal under it. We glued the blue foam board to the walls before the fir out to act as a vapor barrier. The bottom board is also pressure treated on all the basement framing.
The truss pics were above the basement windows. What was hidden by the yellow 2" foam board is the anchor bolts.
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Yes Jasin they are pressure treated and there is also a rubber seal under it. We glued the blue foam board to the walls before the fir out to act as a vapor barrier. The bottom board is also pressure treated on all the basement framing.
The truss pics were above the basement windows. What was hidden by the yellow 2" foam board is the anchor bolts.
Good work!

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Old 02-02-2012, 11:38 PM   #172
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Hubby has got the sewer lines run and just needs to run the vet pipes through the roof. Not everything is glued together yet, luckily. I knocked the shower flange loose today moving a ladder. Betting if he had had it glued I would have broken it.
He is heading into town tomorrow and will be picking up some 5/8" fire rated dry wall. Getting 76 sheets.
Still waiting on the insulation. Hopefully iy will be in next week.
Yes I reminded him of the plastic for the ceiling for the vapor barrier along with the tape.

Had something kick us off the new house and have to do some work on this old house we are in. son came up from the basement and informed me that the door on the north end is open. this door has been jammed shut for the last 4 years. the foundation is cracking apart and pretty much totally falling apart.
Got some concrete patch and a water proofing to go over it.
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He is heading into town tomorrow and will be picking up some 5/8" fire rated dry wall. Getting 76 sheets.
Originally read 176 sheets. This came to mind.

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Originally read 176 sheets. This came to mind.

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I've seen that before and I still think that is not even remotely real.
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Gotta admit I'm glad he's got the Ford F-350 dually with a flat bed. They should fit better then that car.
reminds of the one with the little car and that big bull elk on it.
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I have not heard that much cussing since that guy ran over my dog and my Dad chewed the contractors butt.

Hubby and son unloaded the drywall this morning. It was in bundles of 2 sheets. When they lifted that first bundle it got pretty blue around me. We cut the paper on the ends so they could carry it in 1 sheet at a time.

still waiting for the insulation.
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I have not heard that much cussing since that guy ran over my dog and my Dad chewed the contractors butt.

Hubby and son unloaded the drywall this morning. It was in bundles of 2 sheets. When they lifted that first bundle it got pretty blue around me. We cut the paper on the ends so they could carry it in 1 sheet at a time.

still waiting for the insulation.

You asked about dri core earlier and didn't see any responses. I have used it and liked it. Do you expect to have basement water issues?
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Actually we do not expect basement water issues.
The house is on sandstone, but we ran a weeping tile around all 3 sides except for the west side where the entrance door is.

I was looking at the dri core to help keep the floors from becoming too cold in the basement.
Thanks for responding framer52. What was the type of flooring did you use on top of it? We are looking at carpet, laminate and tile in front of the entrance door.
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Framer52 priced it out and it came out to $5,000 for the Dri Core flooring. That would kill our budget for one year. Gotta think of something else now.

Got the Pex piping done and ready. Have not tested it yet due to the cold weather. We are worried about freezing the pipes and there being a huge mess.
Still waiting for our insulation. Is suppose to get to HD today. I have already called them twice to see if it has gotten in yet. Hubby is chomping at the bit to get it so we can continue getting the house done.

Got the exhaust vent pipes done for the bathrooms too.
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Well I misplaced my camera.

We picked up the attic insulation on the 14th and almost half the attic is done. We could tell the difference in how warm the house was getting with the wood stove going.
Hubby put in stakes of wood by the light fixtures and the smoke detectors. He marked the lights black and the detectors red. He almost fell off the ladder when he was putting the insulation up next to the smoke detector and he hit the test button.

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