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  1. Re: Sheathing all the way to ground level? Protection?

    Sounds like this is a bunk house for a couple of workers? And code compliance isn't really a goal

    In NON-termite country the following works fairly well:
    1. Metal flashing along the bottom of...
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    Re: Flashing cultured stone chimney

    Paper backed lath.
    Concrete nails or tapcons
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    Re: Flashing cultured stone chimney

    If stone is direct applied to CMU there is no drainage plane. Water will soak into stone mortar joints, then into the CMU itself. Once there it can migrate down behind any flashings you install,...
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    Re: Flashing cultured stone chimney

    Best practice will start by NOT applying cultured stone direct to CMU. Instead, install a synthetic WRB and SELF-FURRING expanded metal lath.

    Once you have a WRB, you know what to do. Install...
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    Re: Need some advice

    Hmm. If framing is reasonably "on", perhaps have volunteers pre-drill the Hardi flat on the deck. Make a cardboard template, 4x8, and let them drill away.

    Many hands or a drywall lift to get board...
  6. Re: Finishing the bottom side of sun room floor joists

    TomtheToolman wins
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    Re: SIPs Seam Failures

    I don't know what the syntax fuss is all about. Yeh, its a tad sciency, but this is a forum called Building SCIENCE. I understood it completely (I think).

    My bullet point takeways:
    o SIPS seams...
  8. Re: Finishing the bottom side of sun room floor joists

    There are aluminum soffit systems intended for dressing up and rain-proofing the undersides of drip-through decks. Find one that uses a clip strip.

    Pre attach the clip strips before setting...
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    Re: Parapet wall cap with bevel

    Add a piece of bevel siding onto the top of your square framing
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    Re: SIPs Seam Failures

    Tape all SIPS seams on underside with one of the high-performance European tapes.

    Add a layer of 1/2" Thermax direct to underside of SIPS, all seams offset 12" from SIPS seams. Tape all joints,...
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    Re: Dryer vent wall flange

    Why a square hole?

    If it has to be square, how about a 12 x 12 piece of 1/4" board that you take your 4" diameter hole saw to?
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    Re: using PVC trim inside the house

    Frame spread of 25 is PART of a 3-part requirement for a Class A rating. The other two components are Smoke Developed and Fuel Contributed
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    Re: Very cool coating

    Similar stuff at HD except one part called Never Wet Used the for-fabrics version on an old nylon raincoat Stuff really works
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    Re: Siding on concrete walls

    Treated plywood furring strips,equal in thickness to the sheathing (and any rainscreen furring)on the framed wall above. Glue and screw with tapcons.Continue WRB over this. Install siding with screws...
  15. Re: Is There A Better Way to Flash Prehung Exterior Doors?

    Weather drop = a step down from the inside floor level to the level of the outside surface so that surface water blown on the outside surface is not blown against the toe of the threshold.

    If you...
  16. Thread: Ice Dams

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    Re: Ice Dams

    Not much difference IMHO between manufacturers of the same spec class of membrane

    First you have thickness, usually a choice between 25 mil and 40 mil.

    Then a choice of goo: modified asphalt is...
  17. Re: Is There A Better Way to Flash Prehung Exterior Doors?

    #8, what Larryh does, but you don't have to take off the brick mold to do it . . ., just use a wider piece of flashing so that it extends at least 2" beyond the edge of the brick moulding. then you...
  18. Thread: Ice Dams

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    Re: Ice Dams

    Heat loss from interior. Heat loss from interior. ad nauseum.
    You can have a super insulated roof and 3 feet of snow atop it, but if the temp in the attic is the same as temp of air, no melt occurs....
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    Re: Step nosing

    My main concern is about the planed-down 3/8" tread was of it coming apart in use. I guess if it was fully adhered to the sub floor, it might work, but I'd still be really concerned about the nose...
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    Just two threads?

    On this forum only, and for the last couple of weeks, I only see a total of two threads. All others have disappeared.

    So this is kind of a test posting, to se if IT appears.

    Just me, or is...
  21. Re: Pour-in Foam for Retrofit Cathedral Ceiling

    DANG, that radiant barrier is effin' magical. Even though it is a "single layer perforated radiant barrier (rb)" . . . "The rb also will stop any air leaks"
  22. Re: Storm Windows: EXTERIOR Storm Windows vs. INTERIOR Polyolefin Panels....

    Air IS a "great insulator" as long as it is trapped in tiny, static spaces - like the spaces between strands of fiberglass or the bubbles in a plastic foam. Air IS the gas in IGUs unless one orders...
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    Re: Step nosing

    You'll never see a complaint, only the (capital C) Complaint after someone falls and injures themselves.

    And, maybe a dumb Architect question, but wouldn't it work out better to remove subflooring...
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    Re: Step nosing

    That's what I was suggesting - except I thought there was a step or two between levels.
    ESPECIALLY since your case is a single step, aka a TRIP HAZARD, make that nosing contrast with all adjacent...
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    Re: Step nosing

    I'd bring hardwood UP to the LVT, instead of LVT down to the hardwood, including at the kitchen level, adjusted for material thickness. Match width of hardwood flooring, but do steps in 5/4 material....
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