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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 2019-03-21, 08:40 AM
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Still pondering the structure.

How about a 12 inch extension of the short joists where the joint is spanned by a 4 ft 3/4 plywood glues and screwed to the side?

Or add full length I-joists?
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Old 2019-03-21, 08:53 AM
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Still pondering the structure.

How about a 12 inch extension of the short joists where the joint is spanned by a 4 ft 3/4 plywood glues and screwed to the side?

Or add full length I-joists?
Both would not be easy as there is ductwork up against both sides of the beams maybe 4-5 inches to work with. The full length is likely out due to the way the foundation for the Stone fireplace sits since i would not have a ledge to rest on, it is cut out like you would for a staircase opening and nailed in from the end into a cross brace tied into the outer joists. Changing that out would be a nightmare. plus it would require likely a 24' beam and I don't think I could even get it down there to put it in place.

the other thing I noticed is some of the joists are warped where they overlap. Tight at the top but the bottom is out up to 1/2", should I bolt them together to pull it back into place? or would that likely cause other issues? It may have been like that since it was built or it happened when the house was moved.
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Old 2019-03-21, 11:45 AM
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I hate to adjust things that have been sitting for a long time. Id be inclined to leave it alone.
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I hate to adjust things that have been sitting for a long time. Id be inclined to leave it alone.
That is what I was hoping to do as well but thought I would put it out there for a second opinion. Kinda thinking the same thing for the beam. It has been like that for who knows how long. There is not a lot of weight above it either other than kids jumping around.
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Old 2019-03-25, 08:29 AM
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no pictures this weekend as it was mostly just cleanup.
I took out a lot of the old lumber to the burn pile and had a campfire with the kids, pulled all the screws from the walls and ceiling in one of the rooms and got it mostly cleaned. Just a few more things to finish in there then I will be converting it to my temp storage space so I can move everything into there while i finish the rest of the basement then go back to finish that at the end.

the only major thing to do in there will be electrical and new vapor barrier. I may do that before everything gets moved in there for storage.

I have been given an easter weekend deadline for cleanup as we are hosting easter at our house so I need to have it tidied enough that the older kids are allowed to go down there to play.

so the goal is to have the rest of the framing down, all the screws pulled from the walls and a major cleanup of the space.

On top of that, as the weather gets nicer the list of outside jobs grows. I have 25 trees coming the end of April that I need to prep the yard for as well so the progress may be slowing a bit over the next few months.
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Old 2019-03-25, 08:43 AM
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Steady progress is good
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Steady progress is good
Better than no progress that's for sure.
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Old 2019-03-26, 09:50 AM
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Snuck down last night to get a bit more done last night.
The back room I will be using for storage is cleaned out, pulled out the rest of the screws, swept and vacuumed then put up some vapour barrier on the interior wall just to keep the dust out while I work on the rest of the basement. Now I need to move all my stored stuff into the room and put another strip of plastic over the door. Then I can take down the rest of my walls as I have been leaving them up to stop the dust from getting everywhere.

Picture is only 1/2 the room.
All the vapor barrier will be replaced so don't mind all the rips and holes.

I pulled the insulation in one spot, framing is tight against the wall, there is a black tar paper against the wall that goes down to about 18-24" above the floor. I forgot to take a picture but I will get one later.
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I suggest ear plugs for her the next time she vacuums.:-)
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Old 2019-03-30, 12:22 PM
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I suggest ear plugs for her the next time she vacuums.:-)
Good call, at least I have a 20' house on it so the vac was in the other room. Not too loud where we were working. I have her headphones down there too, just never thought about it.
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