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post #21 of 23 Old 06-02-2015, 09:34 AM
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Very slight tangent alert,AND if you have a problem with thinking outside the box,STOP reading now.

Basements come in a variety of flavors.WRT "elevations".Some,which shouldn't even be called basements,but instead the "terrace level"....are in fact,above ground.So semantics are clouding the terminology a bit.The reason that's important is about airflow,and moisture control.Yada,yada.

That floor drain,and this is for anybody with a floor drain.....where is it connected to?The codes have sort of gone back N forth on this(don't get me started).....they used to require dump'n them outside.Then they started requiring them to be dumped along with the sewage lines.Then "they" went back to outside...then,then,etc.BUT,and here's where it gets a little weird...if you,or anybody has a floor drain that is NOT connected to the sewer(or can be changed),and you can locate the outlet.Uhhh,you have the makings for a downdraft vent system.

Well,at least as much as a 4" pipe can convey.Slap a POS HF,1 HP DC(no bag)to the exhaust side and wire it to a switch....just sayin,it'll work.Cattle mats will help slightly in overall comfort.But your vent system'S are where I'd start.Good luck.

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post #22 of 23 Old 06-02-2015, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
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Very slight tangent alert,AND if you have a problem with thinking outside the box,STOP reading now.

Basements come in a variety of flavors.WRT "elevations".Some,which shouldn't even be called basements,but instead the "terrace level"....are in fact,above ground.So semantics are clouding the terminology a bit.The reason that's important is about airflow,and moisture control.Yada,yada.

That floor drain,and this is for anybody with a floor drain.....where is it connected to?The codes have sort of gone back N forth on this(don't get me started).....they used to require dump'n them outside.Then they started requiring them to be dumped along with the sewage lines.Then "they" went back to outside...then,then,etc.BUT,and here's where it gets a little weird...if you,or anybody has a floor drain that is NOT connected to the sewer(or can be changed),and you can locate the outlet.Uhhh,you have the makings for a downdraft vent system.

Well,at least as much as a 4" pipe can convey.Slap a POS HF,1 HP DC(no bag)to the exhaust side and wire it to a switch....just sayin,it'll work.Cattle mats will help slightly in overall comfort.But your vent system'S are where I'd start.Good luck.
Thanks for the thought. The sewer in this basement connects to the sewage line (we had the system scoped during the home inspection), so not really applicable here, but good to know!

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Buktotruth, I completely understand your position about rubber interlocking tiles. Three years ago I had the same problem with dust. You should find your best variant. I think, Ryan50hrl is right - epoxy is a good idea.
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