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by hcpatel78
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Rim joist insulation with rigid foam and Roxul
Replies: 16
Views: 2932

Re: Rim joist insulation with rigid foam and Roxul

My wife and I just recently bought a cape home built in 1957. After moving in we noticed how incredibly drafty the home is and inspired by Shannon's Youtube video I added the rimjoist project to my to do list. I have started with caulking the rim joists/sill plate and using great stuff for the larg...
by hcpatel78
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Rim Joist Insulation With Different Method Using Rigid Board
Replies: 11
Views: 467

Re: Rim Joist Insulation With Different Method Using Rigid Board

I recently did finish basement In Northern NJ -USA. I have used 2" rigid foam in rim joist. It's hard to cover with drywall as per code so, I went with ROXUL R15 batts stacking behind the rigid form in the cavity until it sits flush to the inside basement wall. I ended up using 5 more bundles of Rox...
by hcpatel78
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: anchors for installing rigid foam to concrete walls
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: insulating and framing a basement

mccarthyk wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:25 pm
I have watched the video on insulating basement walls and was wondering what type of anchor you use to keep the foam board in place?
Please see this link. HD has it.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Plasti-Grip ... /302244947
by hcpatel78
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Deep Basement Window sill finishing Advice needed
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Deep Basement Window sill finishing Advice needed

Hi Shannon, Good Morning, You guided me through for my basement insulating and finishing the project. I am at the drywall finishing stage. I have 3 basement windows and all have 13.5" deep sill now(After insulating, framing & drywalling in front of window opening). I am wondering now how should I fi...
by hcpatel78
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Filling block under furnace (Radon)
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Filling block under furnace (Radon)

It looks like you have air intake is from your house. So would recommend extending that air intake from outside. Fresh air has more oxygen and that will give your high-efficiency furnace an efficiency boost. you have a high-efficiency furnace. What is happening now, when your furnace turns on in win...
by hcpatel78
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating split level basement
Replies: 10
Views: 540

Re: Insulating split level basement

The top half remains outside of the land. I would put it. Per energy.gov website maximum heat loss is at the top half where the basement is sticking out of the soil. so I would prefer to fill those cavities with the Roxul. Also, remove that old pink stuff. Anyway, it's not that effective like roxul....
by hcpatel78
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Finishing Basement- What to do at window sill and sides?
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Finishing Basement- What to do at window sill and sides?

Hi Shannon, I am finishing a basement. Now I am at the drywall stage. I have a window installed in the concrete blocks. Now the depth of the sides is 12.5". I don't know how to finish that. What should I install? Drywall or some plywood? Please guide me here. Please see the attached picture where th...
by hcpatel78
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating the basement wall behind furnace.
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: Insulating the basement wall behind furnace.

I had a similar issue. I barely fit in there behind the furnace. I glued 2" foam pieces and then did a frame with 2x4 (Stick Framing), except for entrance location (space where I am able to enter behind the furnace, At that corner), I glued down drywall directly on foam sheets at the entrance. I kno...
by hcpatel78
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement wall framing around septic drain line
Replies: 6
Views: 570

Re: Basement wall framing around septic drain line

Hi Shannon, Sorry for the late reply. I found the anchors from USA homedepot online page. Please see attahced link. In case if you're not able to open the link I am also attaching.pdf made fropm the homedepot.com page. It is "Plast-Grip" Brand. $117.30 USD for 250 pcs. 3-1/2 in. length 2-3/8 in. Dia...
by hcpatel78
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement wall framing around septic drain line
Replies: 6
Views: 570

Re: Basement wall framing around septic drain line

I did install 2" Thick foam board around 3" PVC drain pipe. Then in front of pipe did 2x4 stud wall. Then fill with the ROXUL. I have to double the Roxul(R15-3.5" Thick) in those cavities where the pipe runs. Please see attached picture. By the way, i took advise from Shannon before I started to fin...
by hcpatel78
Thu May 17, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to install drywall in Basement Wall
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: How to install drywall in Basement Wall

Generally drywall is hung horizontally but because you are using all 8 ‘ sheets I would hang them vertically if I avoid all of those butt joints. You will have all tapered edges which are easier to finish. As for the gap that is very typical. I would hang the ceiling and then hang the walls. This w...
by hcpatel78
Thu May 17, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to install drywall in Basement Wall
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: How to install drywall in Basement Wall

You start by hanging the ceiling, which is typically 5/8" thick. You can probably get away with 1/2" because of your 16" joist spacing, this leaves you an inch difference. In all honesty, the floor gap isn't that big a deal because you will have some sort of floor covering and a baseboard. The dryw...
by hcpatel78
Mon May 14, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to install drywall in Basement Wall
Replies: 4
Views: 254

How to install drywall in Basement Wall

Hi Shannon, You have guided me before and with your great help, I am able to finish my basement walls. I Have glued and anchored 2" XPS foam sheets to the concrete block wall in the basement. Then I framed with 2x4 and installed Roxul. Now I am at drywall stage. I have two walls (32' long) has a hei...
by hcpatel78
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Attic Moisture
Replies: 19
Views: 794

Re: Attic Moisture

I will try that way. Afraid of stressing out next joints. Will update once done. Now a days so cold so waiting for the warm weather. Thanks for your advise.
by hcpatel78
Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Attic Moisture
Replies: 19
Views: 794

Re: Attic Moisture

Hi Shannon, I have the same problem in my attic. 2 weeks ago I went to do some insulation and at that day was rainy. Found water on the OSB next to that joint. The pipe is for drainage ventilation. The water was coming from the roof in the pipe. Interestingly I just applied spray foam around a pipe ...
by hcpatel78
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement Wall & Floor Insulation-For NorthEast America NY state
Replies: 11
Views: 539

Re: Basement Wall & Floor Insulation-For NorthEast America NY state

No problem Shannon. You doing good work for humanity to help people by making video and running this forum. I greatly appreciate your time , effort and sacrifice for this help. May God will give you strength, wealth and good health for endless period of time.
Thanks again.
by hcpatel78
Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement Wall & Floor Insulation-For NorthEast America NY state
Replies: 11
Views: 539

Re: Basement Wall & Floor Insulation-For NorthEast America NY state

Sorry i confused you. I am talking about domestic WH. (not air Furnace for room heat)
by hcpatel78
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement Wall & Floor Insulation-For NorthEast America NY state
Replies: 11
Views: 539

Re: Basement Wall & Floor Insulation-For NorthEast America NY state

As I was thinking this heater has blower motor (Power Vented) for the exhaust, can i put the backdraft damper on exhaust like this? http://www.supplyhouse.com/Fantech-RSK4-RSK-Series-4-Duct-Backdraft-Damper?gclid=Cj0KEQiAqdLDBRDD-b2sv6-i6MsBEiQAkT3wAtUnwZjEZQCMkWGHqDiokuevvaPefFT2ME5vlWYzu2caArya8P8...
by hcpatel78
Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement Wall & Floor Insulation-For NorthEast America NY state
Replies: 11
Views: 539

Re: Basement Wall & Floor Insulation-For NorthEast America NY state

Thank you Shannon for great advise. One more question is that I have Rheem powervent WH in basement. It has PVC 3"exhaust pipe outside. When the heater is in idle the cold air is flowing back from flue pipe. It happens more when outside is windy. Looking for permanent solution so it won't happen. I ...
by hcpatel78
Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Tiny circular saw
Replies: 4
Views: 852

Re: Tiny circular saw

I used to work for company who makes tools for hobbies. I was one of the engineer and we made those here in NJ- USA. Check the site www.gyrostools.com . This is made of spring steel . Can be used on Dremel kind of rotory tools for small cut.
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by hcpatel78
Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement Wall & Floor Insulation-For NorthEast America NY state
Replies: 11
Views: 539

Re: Basement Wall & Floor Insulation-For NorthEast America NY state

Thank you Shannon, I am trying to stay away from carpet as I had a bad experience in past with water heater leak in past in one of my previous house. I am thinking to put some rigid foam and plywood and then engineering wood. If you have any video or guideline for that then it will help me lot I wil...
by hcpatel78
Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement Wall & Floor Insulation-For NorthEast America NY state
Replies: 11
Views: 539

Basement Wall & Floor Insulation-For NorthEast America NY state

Great video Shannon... I always watch your videos and work on my house.....HI, I am living in Northern USA near NY state. Just bought a house and has cinder block foundation. House was built in 2007. I felt so cold in the basement and the first floor in winter when there are below 30 degrees F. temp...