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|How To Install Insulation In Your Walls
To insulate a wall cavity you have pretty much two different ways to do it. You can either have someone spray foam it or you yourself can install batt style insulation. In this article I will explain to you how to install batt insulation or as sometimes referred to as fiberglass insulation.
|How To Install Poly Vapor Barrier
Installing polyethylene (poly) to the warm side of a exterior wall is very important. This is generally referred to as installing vapour barrier because the main function is to stop the warm moist air in your home from entering the cold interior space inside of your wall cavity.
|Soundproofing A Room
In today's world of home theatres and surround sound movie watching many people decide to sound proof these rooms or areas from other areas in their homes. This is usually a very good idea and depending on what level of sound proofing you are looking for there are a few options out there.
|How To Install A Door Knob
If you need to replace a door knob in your home it should be about a 10 minute easy job. Start by removing the parts from the package and finding the latch. The length or "backset" of the latch will usually be adjustable either 2 3/8" or 2 3/4". Determine the backset of your door ...
Recent Interior Forum Discussions
- 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...
- Closed cell sprayed on batting
Soon I'll spray some closed cell foam insulation upstairs.. where the slope meets the knee wall, there's some conventional batting stuffed into what I'll call the 'eaves.' I'm not sure that's the proper term... Is it ok for foam insulation like this to be sprayed directly onto the batting that's st...
- Finishing Basement- What to do at window sill and sides?
Hi Shannon, I am finishing a basement. Now I am at the drywall stage. I have a window installed in the concrete blocks. Now the depth of the sides is 12.5". I don't know how to finish that. What should I install? Drywall or some plywood? Please guide me here. Please see the attached picture where t...
- basement insulation fix.
First off, thank you so much for this forum and all your videos. You really explain things well in an field where everyone seems to have an opinion, you really explain it all so it all ends up making sense. The basement of my old house has some type of 1" Styrofoam that has a lot of breaks in it a...
Hey Shannon, What materials layers are best as subfloor for Linoleum. There is plywood now...then the original 1970s subfloor ( particle board ) ...and they don't make it in the same thickness or dimensions anymore. Its already water damaged from a leaky laundry machine and needs to be replaced bef...