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Basement Finishing and Renovations Has it been 2 years already? Time to work on finishing the basement into some extra living space.


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Old 2017-04-25, 05:18 PM
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I used O'Reilly Brothers http://www.oreillybrothers.com/ I would do it again.
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can you post pictures as you go along?. Would be interesting to see how you do it.
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Old 2017-04-26, 10:07 AM
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I used O'Reilly Brothers http://www.oreillybrothers.com/ I would do it again.
Thanks - I'll send them an email and see where that leads me.
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Looks good Darryl. Thanks for sharing neighbour!
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Looks good Darryl. Thanks for sharing neighbour!
Yours is up next, LOL!
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Sub-floor, as pictured, will be DMX Airflow (3/8") as it still maintained a thermal break and airflow underneath (like a Dricore, etc.) but was much thinner than 7/8" Dricore
Possibly a little late for it, but for anyone considering this, Delta-ms which is the foundation wrap can also be used for this, and is about half the price of DMX / Delta-FL which are marketed for interior. Specs are the same as the Delta-FL, only difference I think is it uses recycled plastic. pretty much like the DMX, it's 5/16"
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Yes I've used it as an underlay for laminate. Works fine. I think they now put a 'not for interior use' label on it. Not sure what that is about. Possibly to steer people to their more expensive interior product. Could be off gassing something.
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down the road, I'm planning on finishing my basement also.

good idea on delta-fl as i'll be using laminate for flooring.

I was thinking of using 2" rigid foam as it has higher Rvalue and also insulate in 2x4 also.

I have wall blanked now and it's R12 value.
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So the first wall went up a few nights ago - getting it "plumb" was probably the toughest part (and took a decent amount of time before I knew how to do it consistently) but got the top and bottom plates in (with a gasket between the bottom plate and concrete). I was just able to get the top plate in given the amount of duct work in the corner and I still am unsure how I'm going to frame underneath it given I have no where to secure to top plate to so I'll do some research and see what I come up with.

On the opposite longer wall, directly above the bottom plate that I will tackle this weekend, there are no joists so I cut some blocking and installed those that should act as an anchor for my top plate. It'll get interesting since I'll have to frame around the I-beam(s) and the plumbing clean-out but it's all part of the fun!
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down the road, I'm planning on finishing my basement also.

good idea on delta-fl as i'll be using laminate for flooring.

I was thinking of using 2" rigid foam as it has higher Rvalue and also insulate in 2x4 also.

I have wall blanked now and it's R12 value.
I thought about 2" rigid foam but those panels are pricey and since I was doing Roxul as well, I felt it would be overkill. 1" panels give an R-5 and Roxul is an R-14 so that's more than enough to keep it toasty IMO. As for the Delta, I looked at that product but it didn't have the "foam top" like DMX did which means no squeaking and slightly warmer on the toes - I was OK with the highest cost given the perceived benefits.

Good luck with your project Robin2!
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