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Old 04-13-2009, 05:46 PM   #1
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Some of these questions were covered on some older post. I am wanting to be sure they are still current.

Is urethane caulk still the caulk of choice and any particular brand?
What is the definition of moderate contact in reference to ends of lap planks?
Still 1/8" between planks and hardietrim corners?
Does it matter if nails are wire or plastic collated?

Found these for a good price: 15 Degree Wire Collated Siding Nails. AISI Grade 304 tainless Steel.Ring Shank. .093" Wire Size.
.234" Head Diameter, Waffle Texture.300 Nails/Coil, 12 Coils/Box. 3,600 Nails/Box. On the bottom piece of horizontal window trim, how much of a gap should there be between the siding top edge and the trim lower edge (which will be hardie trim) and do you flash this? Just a note I live on the east coast of Fl and will be face nailing due to high winds and blowing rains.

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Did you already check here:

http://www.jameshardie.com/homeowner...Tab=jsnavLink4

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Old 04-13-2009, 09:12 PM   #3
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Read it many times. Where it has some good info ,in most cases about as vague as talking directly to James Hardi. In talking to JH, they would not committ to what "Moderate Contact" is. I thought people who had hands on experiance with the product would know better than anyone. I am probably over analyzing this thing but living on the Fl coast and working for the power company and seeing first hand from Miami to North Fl on the east and west coast what wind drivin rain as well as full blown hurricanes can do to I want to be sure I get it right.
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i usually just butt the ends not to sure what the actual force is ,the main thing with the seam is that you flash them properly
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