NYSystemsAnalyst

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comment What type of flooring can be used on a concrete slab?
@DMoore I didn't say that I didn't want wood or tile, but I just had some concerns about them. Is there a type of wood (or wood like material) that is suitable for use in a bath / laundry area?
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asked What type of flooring can be used on a concrete slab?
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asked What are our options for carpeting the basement of a split-level house?
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accepted Should I apply rigid insulation between existing basement framing?
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comment Should I apply rigid insulation between existing basement framing?
The tar paper is between the furring strips and the paneling, not between the furring strips and the block, so I'm not sure how successful that would be a waterproofing ;-). I thought it may have been some attempt at a vapor retarder? I didn't notice any moisture damage to the paneling or furring strips. There are some spots on the block that are darker than others and on one wall, there was a good deal of that white powdery substance (efflorescence?). However, I don't think there is a serious moisture issue because there was no rot, mold or anything on the furring strips.
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comment Should I apply rigid insulation between existing basement framing?
Thank you for the suggestions. The tar paper was there when I removed the wood paneling. Can you tell me what purpose it would serve?
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asked Should I apply rigid insulation between existing basement framing?
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accepted Is there aluminum wiring in my vent fan?
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asked Is there aluminum wiring in my vent fan?
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comment What are my options for venting a bathroom exhaust fan?
I ended up purchasing an inline fan from Panasonic. This allowed me to mount the fan on top of the ceiling joists pointing toward the gable. I then just needed one bend to come up and over the joists into the fan, then a straight line out to the gable end.
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accepted What are my options for venting a bathroom exhaust fan?
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comment What are my options for venting a bathroom exhaust fan?
Is it better to use a short piece of flex duct, or two of those adjustable elbows? The adjustable elbows would allow better air flow, correct?