Basement laundry room wall opinions


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Old 08-14-16, 10:38 AM
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Basement laundry room wall opinions

Hi Folks,

I am going to refinish a couple rooms in my basement. The rooms have thin MDF panels over a frame on drywall with EPS between it and the cinder block wall.

I would appreciate any opinions about how to proceed. Should it all come down? Would you put the electrical back along the exterior wall? What materials do I want to put back up?

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Old 08-14-16, 10:56 AM
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Welcome to the forums! Usually it is better to start with a clean slate and work from there. Tearing it all out will give you the opportunity to see if there are any problems and correct them, THEN you can build normal walls with 2x4 lumber (PT bottom plate) about an inch from the concrete and install your electrical properly attached to the studs. You can insulate with Roxul or other insulation, then apply whatever covering you wish, whether it be sheetrock, bead planks or panels.
 
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Old 08-14-16, 10:57 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

It'll be a good time to fix the electrical up too.

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Perfect, exactly what i needed to hear to get started, appreciate the detail. And thank you for the warm welcome, I am happy to be here.
 
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Get rid of that fiberglass insulating that rim joist and replace with 2" thick blue foam and seal any cracks with expanding foam.
Fiberglass does not stop air flow.
Loose that cheap flex exhaust on that dryer, in a fire it would take all of 10 sec, to melt it.
Old black rubber hoses for supply's? Get rid of them and replace with new stainless steel braided lines, those old lines are one of the main reasons for flooding.
Basement outlets should be on 12-2 wire and GFI protected in most areas.
Do not try and cheap out and use 2 X 2's or 2 X 3's to frame the new walls.
 
 

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