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Old 12-30-2011, 07:49 PM   #1
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I have quite a few of these hurricane straps to deal with. Is it best to cut out the drywall around these straps and then hot patch the hole?
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:06 PM   #2
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Just make sure the nails are set and go right over them.

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Even with the nails set there may be a noticeable bump. And I won't be able to screw in very close to the straps either. I was considering using glue over the metal.
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Trust me, no one but you will know or see it. Your over thinking this.
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OK, thanks Joe
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It looks like whoever installed those was conscientious of the guy who will follow him. I agree, just rock over it. We always glue and screw.

I've worked on many homes that were loaded with straps, clips and hangers. No special considerations were ever given to hardware.
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You will not notice unless they do not cut for the transition to the strap.
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Trust me, no one but you will know or see it. Your over thinking this.
I agree. Just put drywall over the electrical protectors which nail to the face of the stud and they're pretty close to the thickness of hurricane straps. No problems. I think all of us DIY guys really over think it!
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Just a side thought;I would air seal the plywood/stud joints while it is open. Caulk the cathedral ceiling drywall where it meets the wall top plate (before wall drywall) to stop heat loss (ice dams) there if in a heating climate. Did you pass frame inspection?

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we always hung right over them. glue and screw/nail, if and ran diagonally- corner braces? run bead of glue on entire strap to prevent rattles. nobody will ever see them unless you tell or point them out!
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Thanks everyone. This is an older home, the room was never finished. The framing passed back in 96.
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Good to know, thanks!

Forgot the references for you;pp. 21; http://www.engr.psu.edu/phrc/trainin...ngbarriers.pdf

http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...d-135-ice-dams

http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...wall-approach/

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