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Old 02-12-2012, 04:53 PM   #1
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Bottom plate capillary break


Hi All, can I use this sill gasket under my bottom PT plate as a capillary break for an outside wall in a basement?


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What's a capillary break?

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Sure, that's what it's made for.
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Read about it here:
http://www.owenscorning.com/around/i.../foamsealr.pdf
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Thanks a lot for the quick replies!
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WOW, all I need to see now is a question on air sealing the basement drywall, LOL. Sorry Pete, it's ironic because I've suggested using s.s. for over 2 years here and that's the first time anyone ever suggested using it specifically. Thank you, I was pleasantly surprised.... It's also an air break stopping air movement under the plate and a thermal break, to stop the warm studs from warming the plate/concrete slab/ground.(A heat sink) If your local Inspector requires fire-stopping studs tight to the concrete wall (every 10' lineally-rigid foamboard between them) the s.s works well to isolate that every 10' stud from the standard layout studs for a thermal break there also.

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