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  1. Insulation
    Hi all, From lurking on here and doing some other research, it appears most people generally discourage the use of fiberglass insulation in rim joists. My understanding is that it is a more air permeable insulation, as compared to other options, which does not protect the cold rim joists from...
  2. Insulation
    I live in MN and have a private well in my basement. I'm looking to insulate and clean it up, but I notice this cardboard type ceiling (see pics). Is this safe to remove and just glue up pink insulating foam-board? The ceiling is under the front concrete step. Thanks
  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. Insulation
    We have a 70s raised ranch home. We took down the panelling in our "finished" basement to find a cement wall and 1"x 3" framing nailed directly into the block, flat side down for a 1" depth. A 1" old school styrofoam panel was nailed between each wood piece. As expected it is cold down there any...
  5. Flooring
    We are remodeling our basement. Built in 1959, poured walls & floor, 7' ceiling. I'm trying to minimize the floor thickness. Basement if very dry. We had a sump pit but with no pump in it and it was always dry. I filled it in and cemented over the top. I duct taped a few squares of plastic...
  6. Building & Construction
    I live in Central Indiana, and am in the process of finishing my basement. Electrical phase is nearly complete, and I'm getting ready for HVAC then insulation. Temps are pretty mild down there now with about a 5-7 degree difference from the upstairs rooms. I have framed the walls with 2x4...
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