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InvisibleShockValue
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    #14269478 - 04/10/11 11:39 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

I didn't really think of taking pictures of my basement build, so here are some shots of the 66% done basement.

The decent:  (ghetto handrails so i could pass my final inspection :wink: )


Basement bedroom (shouldn't feel like a basement with 2 large windows and a 10 foot ceiling)


MY office (technically can't be a bedroom due to egress codes and septic system)


My "dry bar"  (going to have a mini-fridge and some retro-shelving with some hard liquors).  This could also be a "closet" for this "not bedroom" if we sell the house.


Bathroom entry


bathroom vanity area and linen closet


This is the other half of the basement.  Right now it's the staging area for all projects, but will eventually be the rec-room for the kids to tear up.



Framing: me
electrical: me
plumbing: roughed in when we built the house, but I have to do the final stuff (PEX)
praying to god I have enough money left over to HIRE someone to do the drywall.  I HATE drywall :lol:


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Edited by ShockValue (04/10/11 11:40 PM)


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Re: Basement DIY [Re: ShockValue]
    #14269892 - 04/11/11 01:00 AM (10 years, 1 month ago)

Make sure to use TR plugs, the are child proof and code in most areas.  Also personally I would add metal plates to protect the wire so the screws cant hit the wire when drywall is hung.  Are you using GFCI plugs or Arc falt breakers? For the electrical what is the furthest spacing between plugs?  Do all walls 2 foot or large have a plug? How many plugs per circit?  Let me know this before installing drywall.


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InvisibleShockValue
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Re: Basement DIY [Re: Fungi01]
    #14270039 - 04/11/11 01:31 AM (10 years, 1 month ago)

They're all TR plugs.  Max space between outlets is 6 feet.  Bathroom is GF, bedrooms are Arcfault.

All wiring is 12/2.  2 20 amp circuits split between the 3 rooms and the hallway connecting them.

As far as plates go... All wires are run to the back of the 2x4's on the outer walls, and dead center on the shared walls.  Unless the drywall screws are 2" long, they're safe.  In the few places that I couldn't do that, they're plated.


You an electrical inspector or something? :smile:


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Re: Basement DIY [Re: ShockValue]
    #14275802 - 04/12/11 01:56 AM (10 years, 1 month ago)

Not an inspector lol.  But I fail many of them for quality and meeting code lol.  I study the code in detail for work, do some electrical but also make sure others (at my work) do the job right.  Just checking to see, looks like you did a lot of homework.  Most people would have missed a lot of that.  Just asking trying to be helpful.  I really like the pictures they show a lot.  I often do the same and keep photos just in case I need to make a change 10 years down the road, very helpful when I can remember what was down and how the lines were run.  The picture makes it simple.


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Re: Basement DIY [Re: Fungi01]
    #14275821 - 04/12/11 02:03 AM (10 years, 1 month ago)

Thanks man, I appreciate the advice.  The only reason I know any of it is because I did the 'grunt work" for the electrical contractor when we built the upstairs part of this house.

I find it hard to show exactly what it looks like down there with the camera because a bunch of sticks out of context don't really show it.. But I tried :shrug:


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Re: Basement DIY [Re: ShockValue]
    #14280431 - 04/12/11 10:59 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

Looks great! That is a friggen huge basement. I'm jealous:lmafo:

love the boat, Are you building that as well?


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Re: Basement DIY [Re: Ozzy]
    #14280578 - 04/12/11 11:19 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

Not really building, but refurbishing :smile:

Took it out a few times this summer and had a great time.  Wanted to fix it up to make it a little nicer, but got sidetracked with this whole "having a baby" and "need to finish the basement" thing .

More shots of the 'boat"



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Re: Basement DIY [Re: ShockValue]
    #14306495 - 04/17/11 03:47 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

Weekend plumbing fun!

Shower


Toilet


Vanity sink



If any 'real' plumbers are looking at this... I'm sure you can tell I'm an amature :smile:

Lessons learned: 

1:  Make sure the shower is in the "off" position before you turn the water to the house back on. :facepalm:
2:  Even though you turned on the lower faucet to release the pressure on the system, there is still lots of water in the pipes, and the hot water heater will still push it out all over the floor.  Open the upper faucets too to release the syphon! :smile:


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Re: Basement DIY [Re: ShockValue]
    #14448012 - 05/13/11 11:12 PM (10 years, 5 days ago)

Last week: Insulation


This week: Drywall (ceiling complete)


I fucking hate doing drywall.  Even when I have one of these:


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Re: Basement DIY [Re: ShockValue]
    #14448757 - 05/14/11 01:38 AM (10 years, 5 days ago)

You do great drywall work :wink: No really,  Ill hang drywall but, finish and paint:thumbdown: NO THX


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Re: Basement DIY [Re: Carl Sagan]
    #14454579 - 05/15/11 03:47 AM (10 years, 4 days ago)

finishing is easy with a little practice, use a 6" knife to set your seams
and make a single pass with a 12" knife, long smooth strokes and pull the mud
to the center, there should be almost no sanding if you get it right


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Re: Basement DIY [Re: Prisoner#1]
    #14456241 - 05/15/11 03:23 PM (10 years, 4 days ago)

Great job shockvalue, looks like quality work.


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Re: Basement DIY [Re: ShockValue]
    #18574751 - 07/18/13 07:41 AM (7 years, 9 months ago)

Seeing as this thread is 2 years old, I'm guessing he's finished the basement already.

Besides, spammers don't seem to be welcome here.

Rightly so.


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