[Greenbuilding] taping plywood seams vs. vapor barrier

Sam Ewbank g.l.ewbank at gmail.com
Mon Jul 1 07:51:50 MDT 2013


That Doug fir is likely a lot older than that before being milled.
30# felt would do the job for water control but I would be interested what
in what some of the list members from wet and wild BC Canada are using.
Sam
On Jul 1, 2013 9:34 AM, "Reuben Deumling" <9watts at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am not doing anything with brick. The exterior is/will be 100 year old
> reused Douglas fir shiplap siding.
>
>
> On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 6:29 AM, John Straube <jfstraube at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 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
>> > EcoBrooklyn.com
>> > 347-244-3016
>> > 22 2nd St., Brooklyn.
>> > This email was sent from my phone.
>> >
>> > 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.
>> >> This email was sent from my phone.
>> >>
>> >> 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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