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Forum: Ottawa 2018-09-18, 08:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,930
Posted By TheGrudge
My basement is about 1,000 sq ft and it cost me...

My basement is about 1,000 sq ft and it cost me about $20k doing most of the work myself. Mind you I used Barricade subfloor and spray foam - but other than that nothing crazy. Carpet and underpad...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-11, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By TheGrudge
I bought an electric "Ryobi" mower from Home...

I bought an electric "Ryobi" mower from Home Depot at the end of last year. We're on a 38' lot and after cutting my front and back yard the battery progress bar is still at 4/5 dots....so it barely...
Forum: Building and Construction 2018-06-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,169
Posted By TheGrudge
Exactly. The chances of it looking like it did...

Exactly. The chances of it looking like it did before are slim. Also, having a team of workers and a mess in your house for a week - no thanks. This doesn't make me feel better.
Forum: Building and Construction 2018-05-25, 07:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,169
Posted By TheGrudge
When we moved into our house the basement wasn't...

When we moved into our house the basement wasn't finished, we just had fiberglass insulation on the walls. About a month later, I noticed water drops forming inside the vapor barrier so I stuck my...
Forum: Building and Construction 2018-03-12, 10:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,635
Posted By TheGrudge
If you want to check your insulation - or what's...

If you want to check your insulation - or what's behind it - it's simple.

Grab a sharp knife and cut an "L" in the plastic. Maybe 16" in each direction. Then, fold the insulation back and have a...
Forum: Building and Construction 2018-03-12, 07:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,635
Posted By TheGrudge
I'm late to this thread, but a few thoughts. ...

I'm late to this thread, but a few thoughts.

The first thing I would say is, the bagged insulation is installed quite poorly. As someone earlier mentioned, any gaps or holes in the vapor barrier...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-11-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 568
Posted By TheGrudge
Home Offices - Tamarack Bristol Owners Especially

My wife and I have lived in our Tamarack Bristol model for six years. Hard to believe how time flies!

When we moved into the house we had one child and we were both taking University...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2017-08-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 866
Posted By TheGrudge
A Bit More Electrical Work Needed - What to Do

I finished my basement a couple of years ago and I went the route of getting all my permits. I put the outlets where I wanted and then an electrician hooked everything up and got the permits - we are...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2017-07-07, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,676
Posted By TheGrudge
My wife and I have built two houses; one in 2005...

My wife and I have built two houses; one in 2005 (1200st/ft bungalow) and another in 2011 (2400 sq/ft two story).

The first bungalow was through a small builder and the second was through a...
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2017-03-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,037
Posted By TheGrudge
Regardless of what system we choose and use, we...

Regardless of what system we choose and use, we should all give ourselves a pat on the back for using something as a subfloor.

I live in a new subdivision and I've been in many homes. So many...
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2017-03-16, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,592
Posted By TheGrudge
I was always told flooring looked best when laid...

I was always told flooring looked best when laid in the direction of light coming in the main set of windows.

Don't do what's easiest, do what looks the best.
Forum: Building and Construction 2017-02-06, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,416
Posted By TheGrudge
For the squeaks, you might try this: ...

For the squeaks, you might try this:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Squeeeeek-No-More-Floor-Repair-Kit-19594/203429611

I used these in my upper hallway and it works wonders. I laugh because the...
Forum: Building and Construction 2016-12-23, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,798
Posted By TheGrudge
My brother lives in Ottawa and in his house the...

My brother lives in Ottawa and in his house the pink insulation goes about 3/4 of the way down the wall and stops. He drywalled over this and put carpet right over the cement. He runs a dehumidifier...
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2016-03-08, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,348
Posted By TheGrudge
I got everything installed with the help of my...

I got everything installed with the help of my neighbor who is a plumber in training. The building inspector also helped out quite a bit with his advice.

My entire basement floor is covered in...
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2016-03-03, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,348
Posted By TheGrudge
Plumbing the Basement Bathroom

My basement is finished and I am 85% done with the washroom. There is no tub, it's just a powder room.

Opposite the wall where my vanity is going, is my furnace room. I was hoping to install a...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-08-04, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,381
Posted By TheGrudge
Agreed. Anything you paid for - verify that it...

Agreed. Anything you paid for - verify that it has been done. This can be cable or phone outlets, pot lights, pot light placement, holiday outlet in the soffit outside, light switches in spots that...
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2015-07-27, 10:50 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 163,616
Posted By TheGrudge
I ended up digging a trench about 12" deep and...

I ended up digging a trench about 12" deep and packing it as best I could with 5/8" gravel. I then laid 12x24 stones (from Lowe's) down, and placed my wall on that. It's basically just two framed 2x4...
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2015-07-08, 03:55 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 163,616
Posted By TheGrudge
Smile I built a deck this summer. Well, actually two...

I built a deck this summer. Well, actually two decks - an upper at 8x6 and a lower at 12x12.

I had a vision for the lower deck that involved a wall along the back instead of a railing. The idea...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2015-05-18, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 925
Posted By TheGrudge
Planter box/wall as railing on deck. How to construct?

I'm looking to add a feature to my deck which I'll be building over the next little while.

The deck is pretty simple given our relatively small yard.

The top level is 8' wide by 6' deep (just...
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2015-03-11, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,585
Posted By TheGrudge
Yes - engineered floor joists and resilient...

Yes - engineered floor joists and resilient channel.
The area is now a home theatre room so I built it with as much soundproofing in mind as possible. I also filled the cavities between floor...
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2015-02-25, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,995
Posted By TheGrudge
I have. It's bang on the money. ...

I have. It's bang on the money.

Everywhere!:confused:
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2015-02-06, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,995
Posted By TheGrudge
:) The kids moved in about 30 seconds after the...

:)
The kids moved in about 30 seconds after the carpet installers left. Having the toys down there and not upstairs in our living room - now that's a slice of heaven.

I was thinking some blinds...
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2015-02-06, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,995
Posted By TheGrudge
Here's a few pics of mine. Some of the pics look...

Here's a few pics of mine. Some of the pics look pretty bad and to be honest, it's not that bright down there today. It does get one small notch worse.

With the lights on though, no issue and in...
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2015-02-05, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,995
Posted By TheGrudge
It was Para primer and while I can't recall the...

It was Para primer and while I can't recall the brand, it was specialized ceiling paint that goes on bubble gum pink.

Neither was cheap I can tell you that. I hate watery cheap paint so I always...
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2015-02-04, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,995
Posted By TheGrudge
Troubles with basement ceiling

My father in-law always tells me that water is his nemesis. He claims that leaks find him wherever he goes and that even if he lived in an apartment on the middle floor, he'd be in the apartment with...
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