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  1. General DIY Discussions
    Hello Everyone - I'm adding a basement bar and have decided to use Knotty pine on the walls that surround it. One of the walls is an exterior wall and there are furring strips attached to it - I'm debating on whether to put a vapor barrier between the furring strips and the knotty pine...
  2. Building & Construction
    I need some help/advice on a project I'm working on - If this should be posted in a different section, please let me know. I'm refinishing a 1/2 bath in my basement. The bathroom has 3/4" furring strips along the exterior wall and I wanted to attach hardieback or some kind of cement board...
  3. Building & Construction
    Hi Everyone - I need some advice. I'm trying to replace some furring strips that came down when I removed the drywall and paneling in my basement. I used Tapcon screws on a few pieces and I'm about 50/50 - some hold tight, but have had a few that had issues. Is there something better than...
  4. Building & Construction
    I am on the demolition phase of my basement remodel. The basement walls right now have 1x2 furring strips vertically every 16" O.C. attached directly to the basement walls. I want to put in extruded poly probably 1" on all exterior basement walls for a good thermal break. My question is this...
  5. Remodeling
    I am remodeling my basement and plan on Drywalling the ceiling. 80% of the floor joists are clean for a nice drywall install. I have two main HVAC trunks that run the length of the basement down the middle that I will be framing in by building a soffit. About two feet parallel to the HVAC...
  6. Building & Construction
    I am getting bids for my basement. The front is walkout and the back is completely underground-it's built into a fairly steep hill. the previous owner put in french drains to control water and the concrete sections of the wall look as if they have been drylocked. One contractor said he...
  7. Building & Construction
    Our 1956 1-1/2 story house is in Minneapolis. The ceilings and knee walls are insulated but the side attics are outside temperature, causing the 2nd level to be cold all winter. The roof above the second level interior space is insulated with no space for ventilation between the side attics and...
  8. Building & Construction
    I'm looking for advice or should I say assurance. I'm finishing my basement using 1" x 2" Furrring strips cause of cost. I'm getting advise from the contractor that is hanging the drywall. He says to use flute nails to attach the furring strips to mortar joints of the cement block. I was using a...
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