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Old 03-25-2020, 08:35 PM   #21
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Courtesy loop?

Oh, you mean the dumbwaller fnck up loop? Never knew there was a non construction term for it.
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Old 03-25-2020, 09:57 PM   #22
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I have only ever used plastic vapour barrier. Cut in 2 x 2 sections and wrap the box in it.

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That wall looks ancient ( pre-WWII framing ) -- has no tar paper layer -- nothing.

It's begging for poly urethane foam so as to totally fill the cavity.

Does your code allow for that option?
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That wall looks ancient ( pre-WWII framing ) -- has no tar paper layer -- nothing.

It's begging for poly urethane foam so as to totally fill the cavity.

Does your code allow for that option?
Tar paper? Are you stuck in the 50’s?
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Tar paper? Are you stuck in the 50’s?
Tar paper is still used here on stucco homes. We don't have the same climate. Like your homes would fall down in one of our earthquakes.

This site is kinda cool for that though, seeing all the different ways our trade does things.
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Old 03-26-2020, 09:10 AM   #25
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That wall looks ancient ( pre-WWII framing ) -- has no tar paper layer -- nothing.

It's begging for poly urethane foam so as to totally fill the cavity.

Does your code allow for that option?
Many people use spray foam here. I have my guy (or myself) wrap boxes in either case as I don't want the boxes filled with sprayfoam either.

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Old 03-26-2020, 01:20 PM   #26
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It does. I just posted a photo of it. It’s kind of useless, though, because there is no support on the side opposite the stud and you can only fasten it on the flat side of the stud.
Cut a piece of the top/bottom track and wafer screw it to the open side of the stud?
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Tar paper is still used here on stucco homes. We don't have the same climate. Like your homes would fall down in one of our earthquakes.

This site is kinda cool for that though, seeing all the different ways our trade does things.

Tar paper (asphalt felt) is making a comeback here, if water does wind up where it does not belong, the tar paper soaks it up and dries it away preventing mold and rot. Tyvek does not do that.
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Confirmed. Flanged and gasketed in AB now.

Really no more poly hats? When did this change?


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Really no more poly hats? When did this change?


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Several years ago now that I've been aware of it.

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This month, in AB anyway. Building code.

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All those boxes look like they're trying to not get aids...........
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