[Greenbuilding] taping plywood seams vs. vapor barrier

John Straube jfstraube at gmail.com
Mon Jul 1 07:29:07 MDT 2013


Reuben is it true you are you doing a brick brown stone? I thought you were doing a wood frame?

On 2013-07-01, at 8:55 AM, gennaro brooks-church <gennarobc at gmail.com> wrote:

> Sam
> This is in NYC so they are brick brownstones. 
> 
> Gennaro Brooks-Church
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> On Jul 1, 2013, at 8:53 AM, Sam Ewbank <g.l.ewbank at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> Gennaro-What do you use as a weather control barrier over the plywood?
>> 
>> Rueben- One west coast supplier of SIGA brand tapes is Small Planet Workshop.
>> http://www.smallplanetworkshop.com/siga-the-company-products/
>> 
>> I've had good luck using 3-m 8067 all weather flashing tape around windows but don't know if it will last as long as the SIGA
>> 
>> Sam
>> 
>> On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 8:15 AM, gennaro brooks-church <gennarobc at gmail.com> wrote:
>> We have done this in the Passive House community. Use a good tape.
>> Call my friends at 475. They have tape.
>> 
>> Gennaro Brooks-Church
>> EcoBrooklyn.com
>> 347-244-3016
>> 22 2nd St., Brooklyn.
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>> On Jul 1, 2013, at 1:46 AM, Reuben Deumling <9watts at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> > If I carefully tape all the seams on the plywood sheathing, and achieve the dense pack cellulose I'm aiming for, is there a reason to also use a Tyvek type paper on the exterior as well?
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