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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 2009-12-23, 02:28 PM
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Well not much has happened the last few weeks, just too busy.

The tapers are coming on the 18th of January, so I have a bit of work cut out for me.

The framing around the ducts did not turn out exactly how I wanted. But it will do, it is straight and level so once the drywall goes up it will be forgotten. I will need to put in small blocks of wood on the corners so the drywall has anchor points.

Plus I still need to put bridging in everywhere as per the building code.

We picked out our flooring, bruce laminate in the main area and berber on the stairs and in the theatre. Another $2,500.

I have already cracked 10k, so I guess we will get the max back for the tax credit.

Back to work on the 29th!
Can you give us a breakdown on how much was spent on materials? thx!
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Old 2009-12-23, 02:48 PM
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Bridging is the 2 x 4 that goes horizontally between each stud 4' from the floor.

Costs:

Lumber $750
Electrical $800
Nail gun and compressor $450
Insulation $900
HVAC $200
Drywall $800
Laminate flooring $1800
Carpet $800
Taping and Mudding $2000
Dricore subfloor $1600
Misc (nails, screws, tools ect) $400

Total to date (estimate as this is from memory only) $10,500

Things still to buy:
Probably more lumber and drywall
Electrical switches and outlets and more wire
HDMI cables for 2 tv's, compter etc
Optical Tos-link cable for computer to home theatre audio
Speaker wire for home theatre
Doors and trim
Paint
Hand railing for stair well
Wall mount for the Plasma TV
Material to build the acoustic paneling and bass traps in the theatre

And perhaps some new furniture on Boxing day?

More updates and pics to come in the new year.

Merry Christmas to all.

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Old 2009-12-23, 02:50 PM
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Things look like they are moving very nicely. What do you mean by bridging?
Duplicate post, sorry.

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Old 2010-01-09, 08:02 PM
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Well, the framing is done, hvac done, plumbing done etc. Building inspection on Monday, electrical on Thursday. Hopefully I can get the inspector back on Friday for the insulation.
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Old 2010-01-09, 09:58 PM
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Looks very nice! Why did you use 2x6s for the framing ceiling? Didnt you find that you lost a bit of head room versus using furring strips? (IMG254)

They don't look like joists since there are no hangers, and a bit too short to be 2x8s.
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Old 2010-01-10, 09:28 AM
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Looks very nice! Why did you use 2x6s for the framing ceiling? Didnt you find that you lost a bit of head room versus using furring strips? (IMG254)

They don't look like joists since there are no hangers, and a bit too short to be 2x8s.
I used 2x4's to frame the ceiling, mainly to allow for soundproofing around the ducts and in the ceiling. In the theatre (img254) the studs are kept the traditional way to allow for the 3" of safe and sound insulation. In all other areas the studs have been turned on their sides to maximize height.

It must be the perspective of the shot, they do look larger in the picture.

Today I have finish up a few bits for the building inspection tomorrow.
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Old 2010-01-10, 09:45 AM
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From the pictures it looks like there is nothing between the studding and the foundation wall. Doesn't code require a mostuire barrier between the two or do you leave a space so there is no contact??
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From the pictures it looks like there is nothing between the studding and the foundation wall. Doesn't code require a mostuire barrier between the two or do you leave a space so there is no contact??
No, the foundation is damp proofed on the outside. The vapour barrier goes on the warm side after the insulation. If your foundation was older and not damp proofed you would need to damp proof the foundation wall on the inside. My walls sit about .5" away from the foundation.
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Old 2010-01-12, 11:07 AM
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Hey Burlington,

How did the inspection go? Any issues?
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Old 2010-01-12, 06:25 PM
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Hey Burlington,

How did the inspection go? Any issues?
The inspection was fine, Rick from the city was very helpfull. Electrical is almost done, tomorrow I will be running the speaker wire and hdmi cables, (which arrive tomorrow via purolator). I got a good deal on 50' CL2 rated in wall cables, $69 each.

Insulation will be inspected Friday and then drywall this weekend.

I can't wait to see it with the drywall up.

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