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Don't put a wood frame directly against a basement wall that isn't insulated on the outside (i.e. with the insulation between the wall and the soil). A basement wall is a moisture sponge, and it will wick its moisture into the wood frame no matter how well sealed it may be on the interior, eventually rotting the frame and transforming it into a mold factory. ...


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Typically everything is framed at once on a single floor. At the very least, anything load bearing is framed at one time before the next level is raised, but it's much easier to frame everything on the level and then run the joists for the floor above. There are parts that may be added during framing that would normally be done at other times, like ...


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The only reason not to frame everything up would be logistics. If it would be hard to get the bathtub or drywall into the basement because of a framed wall in the way. Cost could be another factor. You would be staggering your project in a possibly inconvenient manner. It may also require extra sets of permits and inspections from the local gov't due to the ...


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The Canadian building industry is almost entirely homogenized with the US building industry. We use the same products so we use the same labels. Everyone here knows that a 2x4 isn't really 2"x4". 1/2" copper pipe was supposed to be 1/2" ID but the walls were too thin so instead of expanding the OD and making the connectors not fit, they made the ID small, so ...



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