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Old 01-29-2013, 08:35 PM
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ESPECIALLY where you will be hanging TV's, closet shelves, bathroom rods, toilet paper holders and anywhere you run speaker or other wires, etc. If you know where you'll be hanging things - backer boards in the wall are awesome. I always like a towel rod, curtain rod, TP holder, etc. to screw into wood, rather than in drywall with an anchor.
You're right. Take all the scrap 2x12's and put them inbetween the studs where you or the wife wants things like towell bars, toilet paper holders, pictures, TV's, and curtail rods. Its a great use for scrap lumber thats destined for the trash. THEN take and measure to the center of the boards from the floor or ceiling and from left & right. Write on the board in [b]BOLD[b] black ink so when you take a pic of it, it will tell you where it is in the wall from the floor, ceiling, and wall corners.
You're gonna thanks me for all this one day!
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:44 PM
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:28 AM
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Yes, yes, yes!
DATS WHAT I'M TALKIN BOUT! Good job Buckwheat! I mean ONEwheat!
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:44 PM
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Good idea. Doesn't cost anything really either. Just a little time and planning.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:51 PM
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Great idea on how to mark those spots, thanks for sharing. I will definetly be doing this.
Really appreciate the helpful ideas from everyone, you guys are all great.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:50 PM
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If you want to identify wires and blocking and don't have a camera that will do the job, you can buy packs of rare earth magnet discs, tape them to a strip of cardboard and staple the strip to the framing. Then, when you need to find them, you can use another magnet taped to a strip of paper or a string and wave it over the area where you think it is located. You'll know when you find them. You can wrap painter's tape on a strip of sheet metal, to locate them, too. Wave it in the area of the magnet.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:00 AM
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It seems like forever since I have updated you with anything new so here are a few things and I will have pictures to follow soon.
1) Passed plumbing inspection!
2) Passed electrical inspection!
3) Got gas run into the house, connected to temp furnace and fired it up to heat basement!
4) Siding has begun!
5) Concrete is going into the basement later this week!
6) Insulation is scheduled for Monday with the framers coming back out on Wednesday to finish up a few things.

We are moving along. This weekend we will be running some additional gas lines, pulling some Cat 5 cable and putting in the smurf tubing along with doing some clean-up.

Thanks again for all of the great advice you all have given throughout the process so far.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:13 AM
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It seems like forever since I have updated you with anything new so here are a few things and I will have pictures to follow soon.
1) Passed plumbing inspection!
2) Passed electrical inspection!
3) Got gas run into the house, connected to temp furnace and fired it up to heat basement!
4) Siding has begun!
5) Concrete is going into the basement later this week!
6) Insulation is scheduled for Monday with the framers coming back out on Wednesday to finish up a few things.

We are moving along. This weekend we will be running some additional gas lines, pulling some Cat 5 cable and putting in the smurf tubing along with doing some clean-up.

Thanks again for all of the great advice you all have given throughout the process so far.
Rather than paddle bits (also called 'spade bits'), check these out- they're a lot better and can be filed sharo if you hit a nail. You can buy them as single bits or in a set.

http://www.irwin.com/tools/drill-bit...max-speed-bits

For holes larger than 1-1/2", look at these and the Milwaukee Electric Tool Switchblade-

http://www.sears.com/milwaukee-48-25...&blockType=G11

Switchblade-
http://www.sears.com/milwaukee-elect...&blockType=G18

For the last two, don't even try it with a drill that doesn't have a handle- if one of these grabs something and the drill is high-torque, you'll tear your wrist up.

Home Depot and other places that sell Milwaukee tools have these- doesn't have to be Sears.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:51 AM
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I prefer these to the irwin that Jim linked.

http://www.rakuten.com/prod/wood-eat...203892929.html
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