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  1. Building & Construction
    I have been reading a lot of good advice on here regarding fire blocking but I still have a question. My concrete wall has 2" XPS foam board and my framed wall is about 1/2" to 3/4" away from that. I'm using unfaced insulation batts as fire blocking from the top plate down 16" as the code says...
  2. Building & Construction
    Final home inspection stated fire blocking not done and TJI joists inappropriately cut. How bad is that and how can I tell if this was actually done as the municipal inspection doesn't state anywhere that they came back to inspect it to ensure it was actually fixed. I'm assuming if fire blocking...
  3. Insulation
    I am finishing a basement and will have a shower along an exterior wall. My home is new and is effectively insulated along the exterior of the foundation. Other than in a few spots for fire blocking purposes, I am not planning on installing interior insulation throughout. However, it...
  4. Building & Construction
    :vs_worry: Hello, We just bought this house and while down in the basement removing insulation, we noticed that between all the joist on foundation walls and on the beam, there is concrete or some similar material poured between the walls down in between the joists. The inspector said it could...
  5. 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...
  6. Building & Construction
    Im in the process of fire blocking my basement and the last thing I need to do is put in the horizontal fireblock. By code I need to have horizontal fireblock installed every ten feet. The material I plan on using is drywall but this bothers me a bit and I wanted to see what you guys think...
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