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Old 06-08-2012, 10:06 AM   #1
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Just finished re framing my wall and had two questions:

Is there a better way to cut out the opening besides a recp saw? I completed the first one but it was not a flush cut. I went back and cleared it up but thought there has to be an easier way. Or dies it even matter as long as the window fits in the opening?

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House wrap, I see the water membrane in shows is directly on the sheathing, or should I put this house wrap up next to the window or place it under the membrane before prepping the window with the felt and membrane? To me I would think membrane directly on sheathing is better because if house wrap loosens your wall would be exposed.

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Circular saw works well too.

While Install Master guidelines show the house wrap to inside then membrane...I tend to agree with you.

I flash right to the sheathing and have the house wrap to the outside of that.

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Circular saw works well too.

While Install Master guidelines show the house wrap to inside then membrane...I tend to agree with you.

I flash right to the sheathing and have the house wrap to the outside of that.
So it would be stapled right next to the membrane or shoud I overlap it?
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Overlap and tyvek tape it.

The install masters specify an upside down "Y" cut.

There are a ton of videos on it.
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it does matter especially at the bottom you don't want any lippage that could trap water,some guys like Loneframer use a router

as far as the flashing,in coastal areas the thinking is set the unit to the sheathing and start the wrb about an inch or 2 away from the flange

then apply the tape,the thinking being should water get under the wrb the tape to sheathing will keep it from getting under the flange

the thing that i think is very important but seldom seen it to use a roller to make sure the S.A. is in firm contact

i use a small steel hand roller but i think i'm going to have to get a silicone wheeled J roller
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Tom,

That stuff is a real PITB to stick down in the winter too. I have the guys keep it in a hot box before application.
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