Basement

Leaky Basement Windows
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Basement Windows

What the code requires for windows in a basement. More

A Basement Floor Without Concrete
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A Basement Floor Without Concrete

With the right prep work, a double layer of OSB might be better than a slab More

New Access for an Old Basement
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New Access for an Old Basement

Updated materials and good sealing mean a longer-lasting door and warmer basement More

Tags: Doors, Basement
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Drains Drains

The drain-waste-vent (DWV) system is the first plumbing to be installed in a house. It includes the sewer lines, building drain lines, fixture traps and plumbing vents. More

A Flush-Framed Floor to Maximize Space
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A Flush-Framed Floor to Maximize Space

Eliminating a dropped beam and a brick pier in a basement remodel required the use... More

Planning Ahead for Combustion Air
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Planning Ahead for Combustion Air

When tucking a fuel-burning appliance into a small utility room, provide... More

Panned Bays
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Panned Bays

Is it OK to use a joist bay for a return-air plenum in an HVAC system? More

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Treat or Replace Pet-Stained Subfloor?

Should subflooring that has been stained with dog urine be torn out and replaced before a new hardwood floor is installed? More

Troubleshooting: Water Heater in a Crawlspace
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Troubleshooting: Water Heater in a Crawlspace

Vertical limitations and code requirements make it difficult to impossible to... More

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