I Finished My Basement
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May 21, 2012 by Jason 4 Comments
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Michael Jones says
August 23, 2013 at 5:37 pm
I just moved into a house in December, it's time to gut the basement, I so far have found 5 hidden junction boxes, a hidden lights socket, and jacked up attempt at a register extension, and believe it or not....A FREAKING STICK OF BUTTER!!! You read it right, I can send a pic. Anyway, it looks like the framing that is there is not 2x4's it's whatever is just smaller than that. Should I take out all of the framing and re do it? Or will those studs work? I plan on hanging a TV or two so I want to make sure they can handle it.
August 25, 2013 at 9:08 am
Hey Mike - Send me that photo of the butter, that's unbelievable. I'm trying to imagine a story of how / why butter would end up in a basement, but I can't think of a remote possibility. Some form of cake accident perhaps?
Your framing may be furring strips? I'd have to see a picture or if you send me the dimensions, I could tell more clearly. If you plan to get permits and an inspection then you'll have to check-in with your building department to see if they'll allow that type of framing. They may, or they may not.
If it's cool with them, I don't think I would re-frame it. That's a lot of work, and you should have no problem hanging a TV, even if you have to reinforce it a bit.
Hope that helps - Jason
ronald watson says
May 11, 2016 at 10:19 am
I have a 3-4 inch stub out in my basement (maybe for a sink or something) I don't want to use. can I just cut it flush with the concrete floor and cap it off or do I to keep it and frame around it. its for inspection
May 14, 2016 at 5:37 pm
You should be able to just cap it. I wouldn't frame directly over top of it if possible. See if you can find some way to make sure it's still accessible. - Jason
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