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by WillLee
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Installing Laminate on Top of Uneven OSB Subfloor
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Installing Laminate on Top of Uneven OSB Subfloor

I think this is more of a personal preference. I hear some people do it for comfort or for sound insulation (if you're installing it on the main floor or upstairs). The padding may also help with some unevenness.
by WillLee
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Installing Laminate on Top of Uneven OSB Subfloor
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Installing Laminate on Top of Uneven OSB Subfloor

Some laminate can handle certain amounts of unevenness. You can check the installation. You could check to see how uneven it is and try it out with some planks installed.

How do you plan on fixing the unevenness? If it's not too difficult, maybe it's just worth it to do the work.
by WillLee
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Installing my own subfloor question..
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Installing my own subfloor question..

Hi, I've decided to install my own subfloor using just 1/2 inch XPS rigid foam on the concrete and 1/2 inch OSB. What I am debating on is whether I tucktape the joints of the XPS rigid foam so there are no air gaps between them. Some points to consider: 1. I plan on securing the OSB and rigid foam t...
by WillLee
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Vapor barrier
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Vapor barrier

I just did a search of the forum and found that you did answer the question previously and used this photo.
batt vapour joist end.jpg
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Link to the previous post for anyone interested:
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by WillLee
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Vapor barrier
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Vapor barrier

Thanks Shannon! I've watched your vapor barrier video on YouTube and was wondering if you have one that explains how to vapor barrier the rim joists?
by WillLee
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Vapor barrier
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Vapor barrier

Hi there, I have used tons of info in this site and from videos and I've managed to frame my basement, walls and soffits. I haven't done my ceiling strapping because I was wondering whether it would make sense to put on the vapour barrier first? I want the vapor barrier to go up into the joists and ...
by WillLee
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Using extra fiberglass batts in attic
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Using extra fiberglass batts in attic

Hi, I'm accumulated about 700 sqft of fiberglass batts in good condition (17 years old). Some were in rim joists, some were wall cavities. I was thinking of using them in the attic and placing them over the blown-in fiberglass insulation. Should I place the batts over the blown-in and probably compr...
by WillLee
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Framing for short door under soffit
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Framing for short door under soffit

Hi, I'm finishing up my basement and I'm on the framing stage. I realized that my plan has been to place a door below a return vent duct + some furnace exhaust pvc pipes that are just below the return vent. The space from floor to the pvc pipes is 76 inches. Considering that I will need to build a s...
by WillLee
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Toilet drain rough-in
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Toilet drain rough-in

Hi Shannon, I had a plumber come in to rough-in my basement bathroom. The gravel is still present so my next step is to fill with concrete. I had mentioned how I was going to try and install the toilet myself and use a toilet flange but he said that I did not have to. That when you have it in the ba...
by WillLee
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement Insulatin 2” XPS
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: Basement Insulatin 2” XPS

So let me know if I'm correct here regarding moisture and vapour barriers and rigid foam: If I'm using 0.5", 1.0" or 1.5" rigid foam against the concrete wall, it is functioning as a moisture barrier only. Placing batts then a poly vapour barrier would be necessary here before drywalling. If I'm usi...
by WillLee
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Varying XPS Rigid Foam thickness
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Varying XPS Rigid Foam thickness

Oh and I guess I might as well ask this question while I'm here: I've read that you most often use Dricore as a subflooring. Do you find Dricore R+ does enough to prevent a humid basement in the summer? I've seen talk of the T&G of the Dricore doesn't provide enough of a barrier to the OSB in the Dr...
by WillLee
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Varying XPS Rigid Foam thickness
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Varying XPS Rigid Foam thickness

Sounds good.

Seeing how I already have some R12 Fiberglass batts in the top half wall of my basement, should I rip those all out and replace with R14 Roxul?

If so, can I toss those batts into the attic for more insulation? My attic currently has the little fiberglass chunks everywhere.
by WillLee
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Varying XPS Rigid Foam thickness
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Varying XPS Rigid Foam thickness

Hi Shannon, I've got to say this is a great website I've just discovered! I've searched the forums and read up a lot and I'm really impressed. I also like that we share similar climate (I'm also in Canada). I just bought a house with an unfinished basement, however the framed studs along the concret...