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  1. Insulation
    I hate the concept of exposed fibreglass insulation anyway, but this might be a serious problem because I see them playing with tufts of the yellow stuff now. I've gotten rid of any stuff on the floor, and it looks like they're either after mice or just playing with the stuff. Beats me what...
  2. Insulation
    Central Virginia, unfinished basement. Ceiling currently has yellow insulation exposed in the ceiling. We're leaving part of the basement unfinished but still want it to look relatively nice. (We're Drylok-ing the walls). What would be safe and economical to use to cover the insulation...
  3. Drywall & Plaster
    I am going to drywall the ceiling on the lower level of a bi-level home. The lower level has the foundation half way up the outside walls. The walls are already drywalled with 1/2" greenboard. I want to eliminate the drop ceiling on areas where no overhead plumbing exists. Ceiling joists are 16"...
  4. Remodeling
    So I have a 1980 Wick Panelized home with an unfinished basement that we are completely remodeling. We want to finish the main room but the walls are currently on 7'8". My husband is 6'4". It's a walk out with a steal beam through the main room. What are our options???? Once we get the HVAC...
  5. Interior Decorating
    I'm looking for suggestions to add better lighting to this basement. I will completely re-furnish upon move in but wanted to also completely redo the lighting. What are some not-so expensive lighting ideas that will add some life to this basement with only one exterior window? I have...
  6. General DIY Discussions
    I own a 100+ year-old three-family apartment building with two other families. In the unfinished basement, there are white tiles covering the entire ceiling. They say “Bell” on them with the old Bell telephone logo and are made of some kind of plaster covering metal fibers. The building is...
  7. HVAC
    Hello, My basement was recently renovated. I moved a wall which put the cold air return in a separate room ( the furnace room ). I have a wood burning stove in the room that now does not have a cold air return. I would like to install a new cold air return in the ceiling of the room with the...
  8. HVAC
    I'm in the middle of a basement remodel where I've taken down some walls to open up the floor plan, and removed all the drywall in the basement ceiling to do some major lighting and electrical changes. I'm considering adding some insulation to the basement ceiling for soundproofing purposes...
  9. New Member Introductions
    My wife and i just bought our house in October of 2012. Its everything we wanted in a home. We also had a baby 2 months after we moved in! It has 3 bedrooms 2.5 baths and an unfinished basement. I am in the early stages of finishing my basement; Designing it right now. Im very good with CADD and...
  10. Insulation
    I would greatly appreciate any advice for my situation. Background: * House built in 1904, located in Spokane, WA. * Basement, two floors, and attic loft. * Bottom floor is much cooler than second floor; in the winter when (basement) furnace makes bottom floor comfortable, 2nd floor is way too...
  11. Building & Construction
    I am finishing out my basement and I am looking at a drop ceiling alternative. I have come up with a plan and just need to know if it anyone thinks it will work. I plan to install a center support made up of 2x4's, which will be made of a top plate, bottom plate, and cripples. To the bottom...
  12. Drywall & Plaster
    Sound Deadening / Reduction I have a two story house with hard wood flooring up stairs TGI floor joist with R19 insulation between the joists and one layer of traditional sheet-rock on the basement walls ½” and ceiling 5/8”. I would like to reduce the sound of footsteps from the main floor...
  13. Building & Construction
    I want to finish my basement. Currently the it has block wall and web trusses. On these trusses sits my first floor plywood base. I have couple of questions regarding finishing. 1. Can I attach Sheet rock ceiling directly to the web trusses or should I put some kind of 1x3 perpendicular to the...
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