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  1. Sole Plate on Basement Floor: Remove Tiles?

    Remodeling
    I have a lovely 1950s basement with those awesome 9x9 asbestos tiles. If I want to put in a wall, can my sole plate live atop those or does it need to be secured directly onto the underlying concrete?
  2. Sole Plate Over Perimeter Drain

    Building & Construction
    I had a perimeter drain installed in a basement room that had leaks in major rain storms. Room is gutted down to poured walls, floors and exposed joists. Rooms seems to stay dry now; ready to build walls. Problem: How can I attach sole plate to the concrete floor without introducing leaks? I...
  3. Cut top and sole plates when running HVAC ducts?

    HVAC
    I am in the planning stage of putting in a Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) in a two-story colonial with basement. I have central air located in the basement with a full set of supply and return ducts in every room (except none in the unfinished basement, and no return ducts in the two bathrooms...
  4. Rotted sole plate in bathroom

    Carpentry
    I am doing a remodeling project on a small bathroom. When I removed the old tile and cement board on the floor I noticed part of the subfloor had water damage. I removed the drywall to investigate further and can now see that a section of the sole plate is rotted. This has happened in the area...
  5. Rotted sole plate in bathroom

    Building & Construction
    I am doing a remodeling project on a small bathroom. When I removed the old tile and cement board on the floor I noticed part of the subfloor had water damage. I removed the drywall to investigate further and can now see that a section of the sole plate is rotted. This has happened in the...
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