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by WillLee
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Using extra fiberglass batts in attic
Replies: 1
Views: 64

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: 65

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: 129

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: 346

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: 109

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: 109

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: 109

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...