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by TomK
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Even out concrete wall and insulate 2x4's.
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Re: Even out concrete wall and insulate 2x4's.

Hey Shannon, Do I need a vapor barrier between the concrete and the Roxul's Comfortboard? What would be some of my options for fastening it? For 2), saw a 1.5" insulation strips being applied to the side of a 2x4 that will face the concrete. Let me know if this helps. Thx again. I have the water bar...
by TomK
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Even out concrete wall and insulate 2x4's.
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Even out concrete wall and insulate 2x4's.

Hey All, Wanted to know your approach to evening out a concrete wall from bumps such as these before insulating? Do I just press the rigid foam against these or shave / break these off? Leaning towards the former to avoid exposing any holes to the outside. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1t57wTWNIp...
by TomK
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Basement Recepticles: 20 Amp Line, Outlets and 20 AFCI Breaker. Has anyone done this and passed inspection?
Replies: 10
Views: 151

Re: Basement Recepticles: 20 Amp Line, Outlets and 20 AFCI Breaker. Has anyone done this and passed inspection?

Guess what I'm really asking is if I should run two separate 15A cables along the same two sections of wall to alternating outlets 6 feet apart to achieve the above requirement? Or perhaps a 14-3 cable and alternate black and red between even and odd receptacle numbers? I think that won't work but j...
by TomK
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Basement Recepticles: 20 Amp Line, Outlets and 20 AFCI Breaker. Has anyone done this and passed inspection?
Replies: 10
Views: 151

Re: Basement Recepticles: 20 Amp Line, Outlets and 20 AFCI Breaker. Has anyone done this and passed inspection?

Thanks for the replies guy's. The equipment I'll have in there includes. 1) Treadmill 2) Entertainment center (green) 3) Two kids gaming desktops. PSU's in these are roughly 800W+ ( 2x for each kid = 1600W) 4) Office equipment, mostly low power laptops etc. 5) Kids friends bringing their own gaming ...
by TomK
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Basement Recepticles: 20 Amp Line, Outlets and 20 AFCI Breaker. Has anyone done this and passed inspection?
Replies: 10
Views: 151

Basement Recepticles: 20 Amp Line, Outlets and 20 AFCI Breaker. Has anyone done this and passed inspection?

Basement Recepticles: 12/2 Line, 20A Outlets and 20A AFCI Breaker. Has anyone done this and passed inspection in Ontario? This is what was floated in a conversation I had: Inspectors may have an issue with the above. Unless a valid reason is given why someone may want 20 Amps. If no valid reason is ...
by TomK
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Spray Foam Types and Applications Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: Spray Foam Types and Applications Questions

Same space as earlier, the cold cellar, but instead of trying to keep the temperature above 0C, I'm just going to make it part of the warm space this year while finishing the rest of the basement: https://www.house-improvements.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=5881#p29160 Images of the space: https://driv...
by TomK
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Spray Foam Types and Applications Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: Spray Foam Types and Applications Questions

I'm actually trying to minimize using spray foam as well for the same reasons as mentioned by A. Spruce. In this case I need to get R31 in 6" (Ontario Code for that space). I have the 1" foam board already with 2x4's over that (one vertically as typical + one horizontally for 5 1/8'th room for spray...
by TomK
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Spray Foam Types and Applications Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Spray Foam Types and Applications Questions

Hey All, Though to post some info I've dug up about various spray foams and toss in a question or two as well. For a small DIY spray foam application (12 by 6 feet), what is allowed on Ontario, Canada? There's a bunch of standards such as CAN/ULC-S711.2, CAN/ULC-S705.2, 13600-L (https://www.nrc-cnrc...
by TomK
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: 3x 14/2 and 1x CAT6 cables through concrete.
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: 3x 14/2 and 1x CAT6 cables through concrete.

Thank you.
by TomK
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: 3x 14/2 and 1x CAT6 cables through concrete.
Replies: 5
Views: 130

3x 14/2 and 1x CAT6 cables through concrete.

Hey Guy's, To get 3x Power ( 3x 14/2 ) wires and 1x CAT6 through a concrete wall, what is the best option? The wall is between two warm spaces. 1) One hole: All 4 cables go through this. Do I need something like a DB2 Conduit or other piping before I thread the cable through the concrete wall? 2) Se...
by TomK
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Framing around ductwork close to wall.
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Framing around ductwork close to wall.

Hey All, Have some duct work close to the walls where I'm not sure I can squeeze a 2x4 behind, even with the basement foundation blanket removed. What would you guy's recommend? Not sure if this will impact your feedback but I'm also looking to installing vertical drop ceiling similar to the followi...
by TomK
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: OSB board under roof of cold cellar.
Replies: 0
Views: 177

OSB board under roof of cold cellar.

Hey Guy's, OSB boards under the roof of cold cellars. Should I remove it when making the cold cellar part of the warm space? Builder left it. Thinking the answer is yes since most of the 2x4's under it are loose after the concrete has set. Does the OBC stipulate that any porch be reinforced? Should ...
by TomK
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Treated 2x4 on basement floor: Do I need to place a vapour barrier underside the 2x4?
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Treated 2x4 on basement floor: Do I need to place a vapour barrier underside the 2x4?

Yep, that's exactly what I'll be doing.

I'm in Ontario, Canada. Using the blue Tapcon screws. Doesn't say ACQ on the box but it does say "Approved for Treated Lumber". Guess I'm good with that?
by TomK
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Treated 2x4 on basement floor: Do I need to place a vapour barrier underside the 2x4?
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Treated 2x4 on basement floor: Do I need to place a vapour barrier underside the 2x4?

Hey Shannon, Have rigid foam on the walls, spray foamed cracks, taped etc. Now I'm installing the 2x4's. I'm using treated 2x4's on the floor and untreated 2x4's vertical against the rigid foam. Couldn't help notice that the builder left existing 2x4's that touch the basement floor encircled with wa...
by TomK
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating a Cold Cellar to maintain temperatures above 0.
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: Insulating a Cold Cellar to maintain temperatures above 0.

Thanks. Taking time to understand this space before I do anything with the insulation. Yeah I do have a source of a draft in there. Two cables going in through the top of the wooden door frame vi a 1/4 inch hole. Guess what I'm trying to avoid is a scenario where I insulate the space and miss a spot...
by TomK
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating a Cold Cellar to maintain temperatures above 0.
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: Insulating a Cold Cellar to maintain temperatures above 0.

In this -20C weather, I'm seeing frost on the inside of the cold cellar along the side of the wall that's above ground and not covered by the pressed concrete I have outside. I had the cold cellar door closed so there was no air circulation in the cold cellar. This is along side the ice building up ...
by TomK
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating a Cold Cellar to maintain temperatures above 0.
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: Insulating a Cold Cellar to maintain temperatures above 0.

That's exactly what I've been noticing and with temperatures dropping 20C or lower, I think I may end up with the same issue this year. Looks like I'll be doing the whole basement sooner then later. :)
by TomK
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating a Cold Cellar to maintain temperatures above 0.
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: Insulating a Cold Cellar to maintain temperatures above 0.

Thanks! The condensation just formed on the inside but I can think of a reason for that. ;) If I wanted to test for air quality in my home (ie mold, dust, toxins, humidity etc), what products or reputable companies would you recommend? Reason for this air quality test is that most of the basement ha...
by TomK
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating a Cold Cellar to maintain temperatures above 0.
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: Insulating a Cold Cellar to maintain temperatures above 0.

Perfect! Thanks! Exactly what I was looking for. In case I notice condensation on the window in there, would it change your strategy in anyway? (Will use the low expansion spray foam between the rigid foam and the window as you did in the video) Planning to keep some rock salt in there to counter th...
by TomK
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating a Cold Cellar to maintain temperatures above 0.
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Insulating a Cold Cellar to maintain temperatures above 0.

I've a small cold cellar, 6 3/4 ' by 7 3/4 ' by 4 1/2'. While retaining as much of this little space as possible would like to help ensure temperatures remain 5-20 degrees year round, what's the best option for the walls and ceiling? Home Hardware has some of the Silvercote Lamination Foundation Bla...