oven. Until recently, it didn't need it. Now it does. I've never had a self-cleaning oven until this one and after quickly reading the instructions, I'm hesitant to turn it up to 500 degrees for so long. Is it better to do that or to clean it with an oven cleaner? Oven cleaning has never been a favorite thing of mine. Which works better? Self-cleaning or DIY? And if DIY, what's the easiest way to do it? In the past, I've always bought something like Easy-Off, but would rather go a more natural way, if possible.
Commented 10 hours ago
I use my self cleaning feature about every 4 months and love it.
I purchased a home with an unfinished basement. It has framing/installation/some electrical and roughed in plumbing. So I spoke with an Licensed electrician about wiring it out to code
and him pulling a permit. He advised me if he pulled the permit it would have to be for the full job not just electric so it would be better if I pulled an home owners inspection permit because I'm doing the basement in stages. I called and requested this and I was told it was 71.50 a sq ft and 4.50 per something else. Well I have 1200 Sqt so just adding that together that tells me that can't be right as that is about 85,000 bucks. I question why it would be so much to to finish my basement and was told thats the system and they hung up on me. I called back and got someone else and rephased the question still to get told they needed to know the full amount I was going to spend to finish the basement.
Anyone have any insight on this?
Commented 5 days ago
I see, the question was to actually read the women told me they estimate at 71.50 a sqt ft and
at 1200 sqt thats what I would be paying to finish it. She never actually asked me what I planned on spending to finish it.
I'm looking to finish my roughed in basement. It has 1/2 concrete walls and 1/2 stud walls with some pink insulation. It will be a true game room so I want to make sure I sound
proof(specially the ceiling and stair well area. So should I do something like a rigid blue on the concrete area?, just do a good pink R30 something, moisture barrier, spray foam, wedges any ideals?
Commented on Mar 28, 2013
Thanks KMS and CraftPro, I have checked out the site and I will google that XPS foamboard. I
just put in supply/ductwork/return down there so now with all the bulk I'm going to be going with a drop ceiling. Someone mentioned Vinyl tiles for the ceiling for sound proofing. I'm guessing that may be something different than the actual regular ceiling tiles so I will have to do some quick searching..
Looking to completed my basement. One HVAC engineer says just do zoning auto dampers, one says put a 3rd system in just for the basement. I won't be a living space but a game room
Commented on Nov 11, 2012
Hi Woodbridge, Main level/Basement has 95% 75,000 BTU Rheem system and 3 ton AC unit. I will
have to go back and ask that specific question. I can say that when I first purchased the home I had them do an "air flow" test on the home and was told i needed an extra return duct on the main. Which I had installed.
It always great to hear about good experiences, plus its not to late. I have family in and out for the month during their vacations. So I haven't started. Patiently awaiting for all visitors to leave. Then I will start the deep cleaning and finding all my stuff they used and put up for me.. LOL Then get back on track with the basement..