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awarded  Notable Question
Aug
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comment Removing Steel Basement Windows
@Comintern Yes, it is pretty thick. After doing some more research, I think it is a steel lintel to support the brick facade. I will take some more picture and investigate further, but it'd appear to be a setup like this: bjhowes.com.au/images/stories/Lintel%20Picture%201.gif - there seems to be two parallel planes of bricks, which would pinch together two steel angles like in the drawing
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asked Removing Steel Basement Windows
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awarded  Curious
May
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awarded  Commentator
May
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comment Drywall Type for Conditioned Basement
True. In our project, it'd roughly be $120-130 in material, so $150 or so after tax. Could be worth it for piece of mind.
May
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asked Drywall Type for Conditioned Basement
May
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asked Insulation of Basement Block Wall and Framing
May
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comment Can I run heat tape on my water pipe behind drywall without hardwiring?
The basement is 1/2 finished. The finished side had paneling installed w/furring strips, & was insulated w/styrofoam (plain white styro sheets, not rigid insulation) between strips. The ceiling was cardboard tiles. Water main comes in 3-4 ft underground, & then copper pipe extends up in the ceiling, makes a right, & crosses the basement (30ft) parallel to the entrance wall, about same distance in from wall. On the vert pipe, about a 1ft above the main, there is heat tape up to & across the right angle extending 5ft. I can't say for sure it's needed, but I'd rather not find out after drywalling
May
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asked Can I run heat tape on my water pipe behind drywall without hardwiring?
Apr
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comment 1“ x 2” Furring Strips for Drywall Ceiling
Cool, thanks again. I realized that existing furring strips are 12" on center, so my thought, too, is those two extra furring strips per eight foot sheet will give a little extra support.
Apr
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accepted 1“ x 2” Furring Strips for Drywall Ceiling
Apr
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comment 1“ x 2” Furring Strips for Drywall Ceiling
Thanks guys, appreciate the comments. Regarding drywall glue, is the idea to get a good strip of adhesive on those furring strips, and then screw them in as well to make sure there's a good solid anchor on the ceiling?
Apr
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comment 1“ x 2” Furring Strips for Drywall Ceiling
@mikes - I actually didn't measure the joist spacing specifically as the furring strips allow for some wires and one small copper pipe to cross, hence I figured I would leave the furring strips in place.
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awarded  Yearling
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asked 1“ x 2” Furring Strips for Drywall Ceiling
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awarded  Popular Question
Jul
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comment Replacing Oil Furnace with Heat Pump
@bcworkz: Sorry, I should have been more clear. We would replace the outside unit with a heat pump, and on the inside have a heat kit installed to support the heat pump during extreme cold.
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asked Replacing Oil Furnace with Heat Pump