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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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If there was a clog in the main drain line going out to the street, you would likely see everything in the house, or at least the basement and ground floor, being backed up or draining slow. More likely is that some animal has set up shop in the vent pipe that serves the toilet. A nest or similar made of twigs and leaves can end up being a pretty effective ...


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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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Thanks for the feedback. I haven't installed the drywall yet. I'm just talking about the foundation walls. I painted the concrete walls after treating them with Concrobium and the mold is showing through two days after I painted them. I'm surprised because I really doused the walls with Concrobium. They were bone dry when I painted. I want to deal with ...


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I have never used Concrobium. I have cleaned foundation walls with hot water and bleach. Now that you have painted you have added something else into the mix. The paint can actually harbor the mold. I would simply get a heavy bleach and hot water solution with some heavy duty metal brushes and scrub the crap out of the whole area. The paint probably has ...



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