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by KevP
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Finishing my basement road block
Replies: 11
Views: 84

Re: Finishing my basement road block

I think you should frame your walls around the opening. As Shannon mentioned you can drywall to cover the buck with drywall. However i would say for future proofing and not making the next person curse your name, frame right at the masonary wall. Then apply the same thickness materail to shim out th...
by KevP
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Finishing my basement road block
Replies: 11
Views: 84

Re: Finishing my basement road block

What is the box made off of? Can't really tell if it goes under the window frame or just butted next to it. I mean if the box was set first and then window went over the box or they are independent of each other. If the window is attached over it then you have no other option that taking the whole t...
by KevP
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: T&G or Shilap ceiling without drywall
Replies: 11
Views: 75

Re: T&G or Shilap ceiling without drywall

Yeah... so the issue is that 5 out of 32 joists are lower, so i have 27ish joists that need to be strapped. The settling has happened around the stair header and windows. They are face nailed and overtime moved a bit. The rest are supported by the foundation and the main I-Beam. Luckily i should be ...
by KevP
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Finishing my basement road block
Replies: 11
Views: 84

Re: Finishing my basement road block

Can you add some pictures here?
by KevP
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: T&G or Shilap ceiling without drywall
Replies: 11
Views: 75

Re: T&G or Shilap ceiling without drywall

I thought about that too. I have 7' 10" ceiling so u can afford few inches off
by KevP
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: T&G or Shilap ceiling without drywall
Replies: 11
Views: 75

Re: T&G or Shilap ceiling without drywall

To add to what i mentioned above, how do you suggest to level a ceiling for wood plank boards vs drywall
by KevP
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Finishing my basement road block
Replies: 11
Views: 84

Re: Finishing my basement road block

Clean way is to remove them and re do it otherwise you have to create a jamb extension. You can doo that with wood but easiest would be with drywall. Butt it next to the exiting jamb and caulk however i think it would not look as nice. If you go with wood extension you should be able to fill the gap...
by KevP
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: T&G or Shilap ceiling without drywall
Replies: 11
Views: 75

Re: T&G or Shilap ceiling without drywall

Hi Shannon. Sorry for the confusing post lol So im thinking of doing wood planks as my finished ceiling. However the joists are out of level and the result would be wavy ceiling regardless if it is wod planks or drywall. I know that wood planks can be applied directly to framing but some advise agai...
by KevP
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: T&G or Shilap ceiling without drywall
Replies: 11
Views: 75

T&G or Shilap ceiling without drywall

Hey guys, So I am done with framing, insulation and electrical in my basement. Next thing is to do the ceiling. However I am not sure what is the best course of action. The room is 29x14 ft. The joists have settled overtime so the lowest joist is about 1/2 to 3/4 lower than the highest. So here is w...
by KevP
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: New GoBoard shower system
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: New GoBoard shower system

Thanks. What do you think about kerdi pans? Or do you still prefer old school mud pans if a tiled floor is desired
by KevP
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Exhaust fan & vent
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: Exhaust fan & vent

You might be better off with a larger inline fan if you have access above. Oversize the fan to compensate for the length. I had to run my fan duct foe only 4 or 5 feet but had to put a slight bend close to it and used flex. My bathroom is 7x7 so 50 CFM is enough. I have a Panasonic with 80 or 110CFM...
by KevP
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: New GoBoard shower system
Replies: 3
Views: 120

New GoBoard shower system

hey guys, I just realized that GoBoard has released a shower system which looks pretty neat and super simple. It is the same stuff they used for their boards but now they have their own drain and shower tray system. Not sure on the price but it should be cheaper than Kerdi. here is the website: http...
by KevP
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Shrinkage cracks in joists
Replies: 6
Views: 103

Re: Shrinkage cracks in joists

Gotcha. The joists have cross members ties in few spots. I won't be able to easily sister anything more than 4 ft since dusting is in the way. As for blocking, do you mean full size blocking veritaclly added between the affectes joist and ita neighbour?
by KevP
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Shrinkage cracks in joists
Replies: 6
Views: 103

Re: Shrinkage cracks in joists

Thanks Spruce. I was reading that along the grain cracks are pretty common. However anything else across the grain is not good. He told me to worry if I see a vertical crack which would be across the grain. I read that cracks in knots are common however it is best to beef them up as you said. My fra...
by KevP
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Shrinkage cracks in joists
Replies: 6
Views: 103

Re: Shrinkage cracks in joists

The cracks in the nut also is only on 1 side
by KevP
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Shrinkage cracks in joists
Replies: 6
Views: 103

Shrinkage cracks in joists

Hey guys, My house is from the 60s and i see some occasional horizontal cracks in some. They are mostly hairline cracks. None goes through it (no cracks from the other side) One in particular is a bit longer. I can see that some joists are bowed slightly. I guess as the wood dried over the years it ...
by KevP
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Recessed light new vs remodel cans
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Recessed light new vs remodel cans

Yeah, i like those wafer lights. Im actually going to use the directional one for my staircase ceiling. Only thing i know about the wafer ones is that light is very direct since it is on the surface rather than the cans. I have a laser level which is super handy. However my room is longer perpendicu...
by KevP
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Recessed light new vs remodel cans
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Recessed light new vs remodel cans

Hey guys, Im planning on putting in recessed cans in my basement ceiling which is open for now. Im planning on putting up shiplap panels once done. So here are two things im thinking about: 1) my joists are seriously out of level (like 1/2 o 3/4 difference between lowest and highest spot) so i need ...
by KevP
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement ceiling inuslation
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Basement ceiling inuslation

Thanks. Yeah im doing wood panel on ceilings so there is really not much of noise isolation there. Some floors above get cold but thats most likley due to the rim joists not being sealed. I bet spray foaming it will make huge change since the heat is not escaping from those areas and get channeled t...
by KevP
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement ceiling inuslation
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Basement ceiling inuslation

Hey guys, Is it worth it to insulate the ceiling in the room im finishing? Very mixed opinions. Some people believe all it does is to help with noise isolation and some believe it keeps the floor above warmer. We are spray foaming the wall and rim joists so no heat loss will occur so the heat has to...
by KevP
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Weird basement stairs setup
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Weird basement stairs setup

Yeah i have a Milwaukee multitool with a plunge cut head
by KevP
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Weird basement stairs setup
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Weird basement stairs setup

Unfortunately i think this was the original builder... yeah my house has all conduits and EMTs but i take super caution when cutting into walls. I usuaully cut a small hole and use my camera in unknwon walls. Which tool to use for cutting? Sawzall is unpredictable
by KevP
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Weird basement stairs setup
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Weird basement stairs setup

Hey guys, I have a weird situation and I am wondering if you have runt into before or not. For some unknown reason to me (im baffled by it and it does not make sense), the tongue and groove panels were installed before the stringers. To make it even more confusing, the skirts were installed before t...
by KevP
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement steel i beam
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Basement steel i beam

Thanks Shannon.
by KevP
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement steel i beam
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Basement steel i beam

Thank you. Im putting down a new bottom plate so it going to be covered. Im just going to slide the anchor a bit down. I have been using the 5/16 large hex Tapcons and they have been very nice so far
by KevP
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement steel i beam
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Basement steel i beam

Hey Shannon, This is a non issue but i was curious about the typical depth of i beams in older houses. My house is from the 60s and 2 main beams run in the middle. Each beam is embeded in the foundation and it has posts supporting in in few places. Im framing close to one and had to remove a rotted ...
by KevP
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: HARDWOOD FLOOR INSTALLATION
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: HARDWOOD FLOOR INSTALLATION

No need to pull. Just screw the subfloor into the joists ever 8 or 12 inches. If any nail pops up, just hammer it down. Nails have great holding power but due to movement and people walking on floors, the board can push the nail head up, hence the squeaking noise. Screws bite into the materials and ...
by KevP
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: HARDWOOD FLOOR INSTALLATION
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: HARDWOOD FLOOR INSTALLATION

The subfloor is usually around 3/4 inch. Flooring is not structural and does not need to be secured to the joist. You want your subfloor and flooring to be able to move with seasons. I think securing it into joists can make it buckle it easier. Just imagine tiling. Backerboards are screwed into the ...
by KevP
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Sealing air duct that will be permanently hidden
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Re: Sealing air duct that will be permanently hidden

Thanks guys. Im going to stick to the tape and maybe spray some great stuff around the opening. Another thing, do you guys think it would be fine to leave the cavity uninsulated? So this rim joist and joist setup runs for 50 ft. The basement is divided into two rooms. Im framing the one which would ...
by KevP
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Sealing air duct that will be permanently hidden
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Re: Sealing air duct that will be permanently hidden

I should be able to do it with tape with no issue. Mastic gets a bit tricky since i have to apply the top with gloves.
The butyle tape is much stickier and stronger than regular foil tape