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by mcgsxr
Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulation- interior wall
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Re: Insulation- interior wall

I used Roxul in the wall that divides my finished space from the utility room area. I actually drywalled the "inside" of the utility room walls too, but did not mud or tape. Was quick and simple, and did not cost much at all. I preferred the half finished look to just seeing the insulation from the ...
by mcgsxr
Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: soundproofing for interior drain
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Re: soundproofing for interior drain

I used Roxul Safe n Sound in the interior walls of my basement, including one where the main drain from the 2nd floor comes down all the way. Prior to insulation, it was loud. Post Roxul, you'd never know it was there.

You might need to open up a bigger section of wall though, to get in batts.
by mcgsxr
Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Basement bathroom with in-floor heat ... subfloor?
Replies: 3
Views: 2171

Re: Basement bathroom with in-floor heat ... subfloor?

In the main part of my basement, there is Delta FL, and 5/8th plywood subfloor, then high grade underpad and carpet. In my bathroom, I did not put in a subfloor. My bathroom floor is about 1/2 inch lower than the carpet. It is not bad though, since it is s soft slope of carpet, vs a hard edge of 2 d...
by mcgsxr
Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: caulk baseboard to tile in bathroom?
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Re: caulk baseboard to tile in bathroom?

Perfect, and less work!

Now I can focus on the toilet and vanity installs.
by mcgsxr
Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: caulk baseboard to tile in bathroom?
Replies: 2
Views: 837

caulk baseboard to tile in bathroom?

I am just finishing up a net new bathroom build in the basement.

Trim is in and painted, tile is in and sealed (travertine).

The trim is pretty close to following the floor contours, but should I be caulking that joint to prevent any accidental water damage?
by mcgsxr
Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: installing wall supply elbow
Replies: 2
Views: 1197

Re: installing wall supply elbow

Thanks Shannon. The plumber I used to move the rough in before building the basement has offered to come out and have a look. He is confident that he can work up a short pipe with correct threading to get it running right. It won't cost me too much, and my wife will love the final look of it. All th...
by mcgsxr
Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: installing wall supply elbow
Replies: 2
Views: 1197

installing wall supply elbow

We had planned on installing a standard shower head in our basement bathroom, so when having the plumber rough it all in during construction, we had a typical fitting installed up high for the shower arm. Now she wants to use a wall supply elbow and shower bar type hand held shower thing. Problem is...
by mcgsxr
Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:31 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Spray foam before framing basement possible?
Replies: 3
Views: 795

Re: Spray foam before framing basement possible?

Thanks for the reply.

I have the plumber coming this weekend to look at moving the rough in, and once that is done, the spraying can be done, then the framing. Then I can finish the bathroom as priority one, and then move to the balance of the space over time.
by mcgsxr
Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Spray foam before framing basement possible?
Replies: 3
Views: 795

Spray foam before framing basement possible?

I am in the middle of planning to finish the basement where we have lived for 7 years now, house is 15 years old. I plan on using 2lb closed cell foam sprayed on the walls and header area (between the joists). One spray company recommended they go first, then the framing. Can I do that? It would sim...