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There is no code or regulation that I know of that putting a piece of carpet between framing and the base (concrete). However this is really poor workmanship and I could see your local inspector reacting with a raised eyebrow or he could just say he doesn't want it for whatever reason - it is his call. Also doing something suspect like this would lead me ...


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You have a few options. Frame around the beam. This is probably the easiest method, though it changes the dimensions of the room slightly. Simply build your wall either in front of, or behind the beam. Attach the top plate to the joists. Weld studs to the beam You could weld threaded, or non-threaded rods (studs) to the bottom of the beam. Then drill ...


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Notice that sill plate sitting on top of the beam? Held on with some nails hammered part of the way in, then bent over the flange? Do the same with your top plate. The sill plate has the advantage of gravity holding it in place, so you'll probably want to put more bent nails in, especially if you'll have kids down there playing who may be running into it. ...


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National Electrical Code says that for general lighting and receptacle circuits, you can use 3 volt-amperes per square foot to calculate the load. However, the square footage is calculated from the outside dimensions of the floor area. So when calculating the area, don't forget to include the wall thickness. National Electrical Code 2014 Chapter 2 ...


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You should give an indication of what types of loads you will be running. For example, do you intend on having a huge stereo system and a giant HDTV? The amperage of the circuits is mostly irrelevant because the subpanel's feeder circuit doesn't need to be sized to handle all possible loads on the subpanel, just the expected load plus a margin of error. You ...


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You are really brave to finish a basement with a known moisture issue. I for one wouldn't spend a penny on finishing my basement until I have seen it go through a wet season without failing. Not telling you to stop but would warn to slow down. Get your framing/electric/plumbing/whatever done and let it go through at least 4-5 months before finishing ...


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Conduit is not required where a cable runs through bored holes in joists. If you're worried about it, you could install running boards between the joists above or below the cable. National Electrical Code Chapter 3 Wiring Methods and Materials Article 334 Nonmetallic Sheathed Cable: Types NM, NMC, and NMS 334.17 Through or Parallel to ...



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