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    using p/t wood

    anybody know if your using wood studs against concrete wall, if it is part of building code you have to use p/t wood for bottom base plate in ontario.
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    Re: anybody know what this is for

    ok thank you, hopefully i never have to open it, near the base of the vertical stack there is a small extension capped off. secured by nut and bolt old cast iron pipe, guess thats the other one you...
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    anybody know what this is for

    while removing stuff left by previous owner by the water meter i uncovered this. dont have a clue what it is. it's not the floor drain cause it's over by the laundry tub. but whatever it is' it has...
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    Re: the use of sill plate gasket

    Thank you Canuk- Happy New Year to you also-dam santa did it again ehhh
    i do have an area of wall that needs to fixed first got seepage. but once thats done. thats what i'm going to do 2" foam board...
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    Re: the use of sill plate gasket

    sorry blue ridge dont mean to confuse you. guess i am be-bopping around. your rite about the wall and such. i just like to know that if what i said was sufficent to do wall when i can go ahead with...
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    the use of sill plate gasket

    if you can use sill plate gasket for your bottom plate. could you not use it to put behind your wooden studs against concrete wall. strap the wall using 2x3 and rigid board insulation. any gap fill...
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    Re: Basement Flooring.

    usually on installing any subfloor you leave a 1/4" gap all way around. leaving room for expansion.
    here is a couple of other sites you can check for your sub floor
    www.dricore.com it"s made in...
  8. Re: Finished Basement was not insulated how can i insulate

    if your vb is loosely attached it's doing more harm than good. i'm now expert in this but and i'm sure you'll get better answers. fix your vb and if the walls are strapped but no insulation. you...
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    Re: Basement Flooring.

    since you have had some water, i think you put some sort of barrier between your floor and concrete floor, so any other seepage would be able to flow underneath and go out the drain. one product that...
  10. Thread: vapor barrier

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    Re: vapor barrier

    thank you Canuk, Sherry, and ****hiller. guess i was looking for a cheap way out of this. but ya i have to agree with canuk if i want it done rite and not have to worry about again in my life time ...
  11. Thread: vapor barrier

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    Re: vapor barrier

    thanks sherry but now another problem has come to surface. before i even think about insulating. we've only been in this house about 4 months. we are in cambridge ontario and over the last 2 days...
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    Re: vapor barrier

    thank you blue ridge i'll check out your link. sorry about that but the most part of the basement to use for rec room as tv and computers are down here. we dont use the living room and want to make...
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    Re: vapor barrier

    thank you canuk for your information, when you mentioned about insulate rim perimeter. since the floor joists sit about 2" above top of wall on sill plate and is about the same 2" recessed in from...
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    vapor barrier

    i want to insulate interior basement walls, they poured wall, house is about 60 years old. walls are dry no dampness, just dam cold. there seems to be some indifference as to vapor barrier. some say...
  15. where to fasten top furring strip for basement wall

    home was built in 1949. the basement isn't insulated. it's a poured concrete wall, so its relatively straight and smooth all way around. but the top sill plate that the floor joists rest on is about...
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    Re: wall receptacles

    thank you A.Spruce and JLMCDANIEL for your replies. i never even thought about problem could be at a connection box, if the receptacles are wired rite.
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    wall receptacles

    after checking some of the house receptacles with the plug in tester that lights up showing if it's ok or whats wrong. a couple of them showed up as.
    open ground, and another as open hot, open...
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