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by 204999
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Roof leak
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Roof leak

I'm in Winnipeg and during some very hard rain I noticed water leaking down the plumbing vent in the basement. Did some research and thought the issue might be a problem with the pipe flashing. A couple days later I went to the roof to check it out and found the flashing is not like anything i saw o...
by 204999
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Fur out 2x3 stud walls
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Fur out 2x3 stud walls

Renovating my basement and thinking of furring out walls to accommodate insualtion. Right now I have 1 inch white foam against the foundation that's tapped at the seams, then 2x3 stud walls. I'm thinking of adding 2x2s to the 2x3s and insulate with roxul for 2x4. My final wall thickness would be an ...
by 204999
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Hairline crack basement wall
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Hairline crack basement wall

Prepping walls for insulation and drywall and found a hairline crack What's the best way to fix a hairline crack in the concrete wall?

Thanks
by 204999
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Moisture barrier for already framed basement
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Moisture barrier for already framed basement

Sorry for bringing up this again, but it looks like it's going to be harder than expected to get the 1 inch rigid foam behind the studs. Do you recommend removing all the white foam and adding tyvek paper as a moisture barrier? Would the paper just hang to the bottom ? Or does it need to go under th...
by 204999
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Bowed studs
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Bowed studs

How straight does a framed wall need to be for drywall to look good ?

Checked my studs for a 30 ft wall and some are bowed in 1/16 '' a couple are in 1/8 and one is 1/4. A few are bowed out 1/16.

I assume that I need to fix the 1/4". What about the others?

Thanks
by 204999
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Moisture barrier for already framed basement
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Moisture barrier for already framed basement

Thanks for the reply Shannon. Just to clarify. If i add foam to the bottom half of the wall. I can fit 1 inch. Should I seal the joints with tape and use foam sealant on the bottom and top of the wall ?Add fibreglass bat insulation and a vapor barrier? Is this the best way to proceed or is there a b...
by 204999
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Moisture barrier for already framed basement
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Moisture barrier for already framed basement

I live in Winnipeg and while re doing my basement I pulled of wood paneling to find that the upper half part of the walls had white foam. The bottom half is bare concrete. Should I leave this foam and add foam to the bottom half and then seal it as a moisture barrier? Or what is the best why to inst...