Archive for the ‘Basement’ Category

Main ductwork covered

Friday, April 4th, 2008

With my building permit deadline looming (it runs out on the 22nd) I took today off and worked on the basement all day.

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Before After
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Before After
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Overall view towards bathroom

Furnace duct soffit part 2

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

The soffit now has drywall and edging installed as well as a first coat of mud. I took these pictures before the mud to show off my super duper edging skills. 😉

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Furnace duct soffit

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

With most of the taping and mudding complete I have started building some soffit around furnace ductwork. There are two areas this will have to be constructed. Pictured here is a duct in the workshop that feeds a first floor register. The other area will be the large return ducts in the media room.


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Duct to cover Framework to hold drywall

The framework is constructed from 2×4’s ripped lengthwise to form a piece 1 1/2 x 1 3/4 and 5.2mm underlayment crosspieces. Once the framework is secured to the floor joists to surround the duct, drywall will be attached to complete the soffit.


Thanks to a new air compressor (special $49, down from $99) from Home Depot and a Bostich air stapler (borrowed, thanks Dad!) the soffit building went really quick.

Tape and mud

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

Did you ever start a project and then wish you had just written someone a check?


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First corners Long wall, taped more tape
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workshop started plumbing box bathroom