After waiting for months for a contractor I can barely keep up with all the activity. I am having the whole basement finished so lots going on with some significant plumbing and hvac changes, old electrical pulled out and keeping a close eye on framing. After 1 week the walls are all up, rough-in HVAC done and electrical almost complete, major plumbing completed (minus some concrete that will have to be busted up again
Here are some pics.....
The main space (21x13). Existing 2x4 walls (24" OC) spaced away from concrete wall with a gap between top plate and joists. Window being framed over (will be insulated and vapor barrier):
Dual wall chalk lines where they will meet the existing exterior perimeter walls. Slit was cut in existing top and bottom plates to decouple walls (adjustment was made since pic was taken to align properly with gap in new walls):
Doorway with 2x4 (24" centers) inner wall and 2x3 (16" centers) outer wall. Bottom plates have not been cutout yet. The spacing between the 2 walls is a bit wider than I had in sketchup in order to keep the room square. I guess the main beam isn't exactly parallel to the outer wall.....why can't everything be perfectly straight just like in the sketchup world? As a result a 1x10 door jamb will be 1/4" to narrow to cover the gap. I'll have to try and find some 1x12 unless I go with a site-installed split jamb which seems like it might be a pain to install.
Corner of room where walls meet under the beam. Plumbing was moved to left side of beam (outside of the room). This allows lined soffit inside the room to act as hvac chase:
Front wall - looking up towards the top plate showing 2" conduit for access behind false wall (2 other conduit at PJ locations):
- wide-throw hinges to clear 2" of OC703 on interior of room
- GG, putty pads, whisper clips
- Emtek handle for 3.75" width (1.75" door and 2" treatments)
- 8" JPL acoustical flex duct for 1 supply and 2 returns
Flex ducts will all punch through ceiling (5/8" OSB, GG, 5/8" drywall) behing 3/4" MDF soffits:
Panasonic inline fine drawing from both 8" return ducts but installed quite far from room to minimize any fan noise. I will hook it up to an Insteon FanLinc to control fan speed as needed:
I hope that satisfies your pic craving for awhile