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    Floating Shelf Hardware and Mortising a Deep Pocket

    Please delete if this isn't the appropriate forum for this. I am doing a project with a bunch of floating shelves throughout kitchen, bath, living, etc. They are a solid…

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    Transitioning Control Layers for Finished Basement Room

    I have a project to finish a single room in the corner of my basement. By “finish,” I mean putting insulation and a stud wall on the two outside walls…

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    Refinish Basement

    Hello. I’ve been reading your site and forums off and on for years. Mostly regarding basements. I’m in need of a sounding board.My home was built in 1982 in northeastern…

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    Window in Shower: Awesome or Stupid?

    Hello GBA, No specific project in mind. This is just a theoretical design question:  Should a Shower Fixture ever have a window?I know designers do it all the time and I've…

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    Basement finishing – without insulating walls

    I have a basement with a center support wall, dividing the basement into two sections.  I'd like to finish one of the rooms.  The walls have XPS board insulation on…

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    Kitchen backsplash on exterior wall

    On walls that are made to dry to the interior (flash/batt walls and external rigid foam) I am curious if tile kitchen backsplashes on these walls create problems and don't…

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    Recommendations for permeable wall paper

    New home in Zone 7 (West Yellowstone, Montana):  We will have 4" of XPS on the outside of our R-19 fiberglass-insulated 2x6 walls.  Because XPS, especially with taped seams, has…

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    Advantech as finished floor

    Hi AllIm planning on using in floor heat with pex tubing under subfloor between joists. It would seem the most efficient way to do this would be to limit the…

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    Basement walls

    We are renovating our basement. We have a house constructed in 1929, with a rubble foundation. I have seen things like this: http://www.abtfoam.com/prefur.htm which you can attach sheetrock to directly. Does…

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    Soundproofing hollow-core door with cellulose?

    Hello All, I have a guest bedroom in my house connected to the kitchen via a very short hallway, and I'd like to decrease the sound transmission between bedroom and…