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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
- Framing under an I Beam
Hi All, I've got an I-Beam going through the middle of my basement. Want to put a wall below it so the round steel posts supporting it are incorporated into the wall. What should I use to attach the 2x4's to the I-Beam or should I even do that? What's the alternative if I didn't want to drill ...
- Vapour barrier suggestions needed
Hello everyone. I just joined this form and this is my first post and I'm looking for suggestions and/or comments. I'm no stranger to home construction and renovations but I'm stuck in deciding how to vapour wrap above the garage. I intend to insulate the living room floor which is above garage (c...
- XPS vs EPS
Hi Shannon, Just wondering your opinion on using XPS vs EPS on the interior of a concrete basement 4ft below grade in eastern Canada. Planning to use it directly on concrete, with wooden studs fibreglass batt insulation between studs. R-value aside (XPS typically R5/inch and EPS typically 3.75/inch...
- Flooring suggestion
Hello, I am pulling up a carpet in our finished basement and looking to put down a floor. The base is concrete and still has the padding from the carpet. At the home center today I saw many options: vinyl squares, tile that looks like wood and wood strips (e.g. Pergo). I have only installed th...
- Hardwood installation - Nails came through basement ceiling
Hello I hired a hardwood company to install in my house, it is not finished yet but the wood is completely Installed. Today I noticed that the nails came through the basement ceiling. I will attach a picture. The installer said that is fine because 2" nails are needed. I am trying to know if nail...