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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-26-2002, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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Any Good contractors for basement refinishing?

Just looking for a few estimates to refinish my basement. Thanks...
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Do you plan on doing something really high end or normal stud/drywall with suspended ceiling or even dry wall ceiling with can lighting?



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I'll prob do it myself, I would just like professional opinion on what I can actually do, and fit in my basement. I plan on 2 more rooms, a laundery/storage room/ 3rd full bathroom (already roughed in) and a 27x30 family room area for the wet bar, pool table, & air hockey table.......

Just want to find out what codes I may need to adhere to involving rooms, and possible escape windows in case of a fire, or something.....
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I'll prob do it myself, I would just like professional opinion on what I can actually do, and fit in my basement. I plan on 2 more rooms, a laundery/storage room/ 3rd full bathroom (already roughed in) and a 27x30 family room area for the wet bar, pool table, & air hockey table.......

Just want to find out what codes I may need to adhere to involving rooms, and possible escape windows in case of a fire, or something.....
Codes are pretty simple out by us. Any electrical below ground level must be conduit. And you cannot put a door on a room without a fire escape. You may need GFI plugs in the basement too but I wouldn't be too concerned about that cause it can always be changed if you need to. Other than that just regular building codes apply. Another thing to think about is if you do put a bathroom down there you need to get reassessed for taxes. No bathroom would save you from them counting it as extra square footage. What I am thinking about doing on mine is putting up the studs myself and having someone come in to do electrical and HVAC. That way the important stuff is taken care of. Then I'll come back and drywall it, tile etc. Also make sure everything you want done upstairs is done before you finish it. I mean stuff like phone lines cable any plumbing or anything else before you wall up your access.

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i could've sworn somebody has something about carpentry work in there sig line.......
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I think that's Tom Hooligan ZX-6
Yup he does that stuff on the side. Erik If you need help insatlling Electrical, I like Doin that shit.




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for codes and such, just call the building inspector of the town you live in. That would be the best way. That way the information about necessary codes came from the person who is inspecting the work.
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Yup he does that stuff on the side. Erik If you need help insatlling Electrical, I like Doin that shit.
Although I might have to come fix it in he's done. Right Tony

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Thanks for the replies....3rd bathroom is already roughed in......

so as long as I don't put a door on the room, i'm ok for a room without an escape window ?
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Thanks for the replies....3rd bathroom is already roughed in......

so as long as I don't put a door on the room, i'm ok for a room without an escape window ?

That's second hand info so you might want to check to make sure, but I would probably go with that unless your doing this by the book, which noone does anymore

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Why didnt I see this?

Yes I do this kinda stuff on the side............ No electrical though!

As far as basements are concerned, I wouldnt bother callin the village.................unless ya got asshole neighbors, that are spying on you.
I can come and give advice or help if ya want.
I am not licensed, I just do it on the side.

Email me if your interested in my help

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