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  1. General DIY Discussions
    Hello, new DIY'er to this forum so thanks in advance. I'm in the process of adding a small bathroom to an unfinished basement (will be about 50 sq ft) and I've started with the wall framing and drywall. I've now begun to notice bump sounds (not creaking, more of a dull pop) when walking on the...
  2. Building & Construction
    I am looking to finish my basement in the near future. My home was built in 2011 and is located in Minnesota. I have exterior insulation and poured concrete basement walls/footings. Does anybody know if I should add more insulation on the inside of the walls? If so, what kind? Since the...
  3. Building & Construction
    I want to finish the basement in my home for more living area. My question is my home was built with engineered joists. I cannot figure out what to secure the top plate to when I start the framing. There is a 6" gap between the wall and bottom of the truss.
  4. Remodeling
    Need some help on how to work around a plumbing pipe that is right next to the wall so I can not get the top plate attached to the joist. The only option I cam up with is to build the wall under pipe and use blocking in between the studs that will be attached to the concrete wall. Just need to...
  5. Building & Construction
    Hello, I've browsed this forum many times and found lots of helpful tips, and now I have a specific question so I am making a post. First off the vital info: Location: Richmond Hill (Toronto), Ontario, Canada Project: Basement Completion House age: 3 years So my parents recently had some...
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