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by bylandorriver
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Grinding basement concrete floor
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: Grinding basement concrete floor

Ah, right. I plan to polish the concrete and apply a clear finish as the finished floor.
by bylandorriver
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Grinding basement concrete floor
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Grinding basement concrete floor

Hey again! As I lay out construction for my basement, I feel I should level out the concrete slab a little bit, at least at the seam in the middle (see picture). The ceilings are pretty short as it is (88”), so I don’t want to add floor leveler. While I have a machine, I was thinking about identifyi...
by bylandorriver
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Egress Windows - cutting wider
Replies: 9
Views: 75

Re: Egress Windows - cutting wider

Cool, thanks!
by bylandorriver
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Egress Windows - cutting wider
Replies: 9
Views: 75

Re: Egress Windows - cutting wider

Is there a good place to look for these engineers? I actually work with engineers but they are roadway, water, and bridge engineers. I will ask one of them, but I wonder if they don’t have the expertise in home stuff. As in, it would take them a while compared to someone that does it more often.
by bylandorriver
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Egress Windows - cutting wider
Replies: 9
Views: 75

Re: Egress Windows - cutting wider

It is a single story, built in 1972 in Denver, CO. There does not appear to be a header associated with the windows (attached pic). The joists are about 7.5 inches deep from the interior of the foundation wall. Though, they don’t sit on the foundation, they sit on a 2x4 sill plate, I think is what i...
by bylandorriver
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Egress Windows - cutting wider
Replies: 9
Views: 75

Egress Windows - cutting wider

The windows in my basement (5 of them) are about 20” high x 32” wide. I would like to put egress windows in at least 4 of these, 1) to meet code for bedrooms and 2) to let in more natural light. I can cut down and put in 30” wide x 48” tall windows and not have to have stamped engineer plans. Since ...
by bylandorriver
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating rim joists and basement walls
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Insulating rim joists and basement walls

Ok, good to know on the 2” foam board. Would you put batt insulation behind it? Seems like there is room.
by bylandorriver
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating rim joists and basement walls
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Insulating rim joists and basement walls

Hey! Would I insulate at the top of the basement foundation where joists run parallel just like I do joist ends? I plan on using batt insulation, 1” thick foam board, and can spray foam for the joist ends. I have a particularly problematic area where the joist creates a very tight gap to get into th...
by bylandorriver
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Widening basement staircase
Replies: 7
Views: 61

Re: Widening basement staircase

As well as removing the door...? Also, do you think it will be an issue that there is no insulation on the foundation side of the staircase. The drywall is just screwed to the foundation.
by bylandorriver
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Widening basement staircase
Replies: 7
Views: 61

Re: Widening basement staircase

Thank you!!! I was thinking about removing that wall next to the stairs. Does that wall look structural? I thought it would be nice to have the stairs open to the basement, while have a handrail of some kind.
by bylandorriver
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Widening basement staircase
Replies: 7
Views: 61

Re: Widening basement staircase

Sorry, can’t get the other photos to attach. I am maxed out at 5. After thinking about it, I wonder if the whole staircase will need to come off the wall some R-19 is required for finishing a basement. You think? Right now, the stairs are built right up to the foundation wall.
by bylandorriver
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Widening basement staircase
Replies: 7
Views: 61

Re: Widening basement staircase

Here is the top of the staircase.
by bylandorriver
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Widening basement staircase
Replies: 7
Views: 61

Widening basement staircase

Hey there! Basement finish project here. Code requires a 36” wide stairwell, and current stairwell is 35” wide. I have a couple questions regarding the attached pictures. Can I remove the 2x4 wall running along the staircase? It is under floor joists. How would you widen the staircase? This seems to...
by bylandorriver
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: R-19 Basement insulation - how best to achieve
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: R-19 Basement insulation - how best to achieve

Perfect, Thank you!
by bylandorriver
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: R-19 Basement insulation - how best to achieve
Replies: 3
Views: 195

R-19 Basement insulation - how best to achieve

Hey there! The code in Denver, CO requires R-19 basement insulation (the foundation wall cannot contribute to the R-19...not sure if the foundation is ever figured in, but good to clarify). My basement is pretty small, 964 square feet, and the ceilings just shy of 8 feet, so I would like to save all...
by bylandorriver
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Larger shed than video?
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Larger shed than video?

Thanks so much!! Going to a 10x10 may make me consider a garage! Haha
by bylandorriver
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Larger shed than video?
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Larger shed than video?

Hey there! I am looking to finish my basement. As a result, I need to get some stuff out of there to make room (a good amount of tools, misc, and camping). I need an outdoor shed anyways, so was thinking about building a shed like the 6x8 in your video, but I need more room, like 10x10 or 12x12. Cou...
by bylandorriver
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Where should I relocate my floor heat duct vent to?
Replies: 20
Views: 1445

Re: Where should I relocate my floor heat duct vent to?

Thank y’all so much. I don’t think you have any videos on ducting? I can just YouTube, haha. Any tips before getting going?
by bylandorriver
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Where should I relocate my floor heat duct vent to?
Replies: 20
Views: 1445

Re: Where should I relocate my floor heat duct vent to?

See pics. There is a 2x8 laying flat to the underside of the subfloor and a 2x4 on the bottom side of the floor joists. I can see how the 2x8 would be there for support for the subfloor, but I am not sure about the 2x4. There are 2x4s places like this at random. Do you think it is needed? Seems like...
by bylandorriver
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Where should I relocate my floor heat duct vent to?
Replies: 20
Views: 1445

Re: Where should I relocate my floor heat duct vent to?

Of course! Ok, I think this could work. See what you think. E is for Existing vent location. P is for proposed vent location in toe kick of cabinet. I am on much needed vacation😁 and don’t have a picture to see that I can extend the ducting without hitting any obstructions. Actually, I found a pictu...
by bylandorriver
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Where should I relocate my floor heat duct vent to?
Replies: 20
Views: 1445

Re: Need vent that food doesn’t fall in

Ok, looks like this job got pretty big. The vent to upstairs is right next to a floor joist and needs to move to the other side of the joist. How would you go about moving the ducting to the other side of the joist? Looks like the ducting to tie into may be an intake?
by bylandorriver
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Where should I relocate my floor heat duct vent to?
Replies: 20
Views: 1445

Re: Need vent that food doesn’t fall in

Ah, I think this is what Shannon was suggesting in the first comment...that does sound really good. I will have to take a look in the basement (which is unfinished thankfully) and see if that is feasible. Still, I think I will have to extend the ducting, which I may need to look up a video on. I wil...
by bylandorriver
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Where should I relocate my floor heat duct vent to?
Replies: 20
Views: 1445

Re: Need vent that food doesn’t fall in

Here is the dishwasher and vent after pushing the dishwasher in.
Here is the dishwasher and vent after pushing the dishwasher in.
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by bylandorriver
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Where should I relocate my floor heat duct vent to?
Replies: 20
Views: 1445

Re: Need vent that food doesn’t fall in

By kick area of the cabinet, you mean move it left as seen in the picture? I don’t think there are any obstructions below the floor, so yes, I think. I would just need to extend the ducting below, I think and repair the floor like you said, which the floors were just laid and I have scraps leftover,...
by bylandorriver
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Where should I relocate my floor heat duct vent to?
Replies: 20
Views: 1445

Where should I relocate my floor heat duct vent to?

Hey there! I just bought a house a year ago, so I am chipping away at projects (thank you so much for the help Shannon!). I have floor vent that is at my feet when standing at the sink. The edge of the vent also sits under one of the dishwasher feet (see attached pictures). It is very inconvenient a...