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Old 07-09-2014, 09:27 AM   #16
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something not considered much is to use clear flexible caulk and caulk all exterior sheathing to exterior studs and plates while the walls are open, a bead pulled in each bay is all that is needed. of course this is not fire caulk just draft preventive caulk. also caulk bottom wall plate to sub floor...

12" between studs for shower valves in shower. blocking at 4' high around doors for electrical switch boxes if using large door casing.

make sure all fireblocking is in place prior to the other trades showing up, so much easier to fire block now before there are miles of pipes and wires to notch around...let the guys drill and notch for themselves and inform them that it is fireblocking so keep the notches at the minimum for fire codes.duct/wire/plumbing chases are the biggest area of concern for drafts moving from one floor to another.

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something not considered much is to use clear flexible caulk and caulk all exterior sheathing to exterior studs and plates while the walls are open, a bead pulled in each bay is all that is needed. of course this is not fire caulk just draft preventive caulk. also caulk bottom wall plate to sub floor...

12" between studs for shower valves in shower. blocking at 4' high around doors for electrical switch boxes if using large door casing.

make sure all fireblocking is in place prior to the other trades showing up, so much easier to fire block now before there are miles of pipes and wires to notch around...let the guys drill and notch for themselves and inform them that it is fireblocking so keep the notches at the minimum for fire codes.duct/wire/plumbing chases are the biggest area of concern for drafts moving from one floor to another.
Just a side note don't waste your time or money doing that. all studies show that Sheet rock is a darn good air sealer were the air leaks is the bottom plate next to the floor caulk that. and foam the electrical boxes problem solved. When I say foam them just hit the knock outs with a bit of foam and your air leaks will dissipate. the number one area for air infiltration is doors windows and penetrations made by the plumber, electrician, HVAC ect foam those as well. and if you really want to prevent air infiltration and water penetration take rolls of that bitumen tar flashing tap and seal all your sheathing seams and corners before the siding goes up. then you will have a well sealed home.
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Do not put silicone on PVC pipes to seal out air or water, at a later time the PVC pipes can just snap in half without warning.
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Do not put silicone on PVC pipes to seal out air or water, at a later time the PVC pipes can just snap in half without warning.
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Thanks for all the feedback, allot of good of ideas especially with using conduit and smurf tubing. Never heard of the stuff but It really peaked my interest. To clarify further I live in Windsor Ontario and Im having a house built by a builder, so I am limited on time to do my install and the leniency of what I can do to framing and building materials. My priorities will be install a central vac system and my secondary was to run 4 cat 5E/6 and 3 coax to all bedroom and main rooms to a central hub in my furnace room. However that much cabling in such a short period of time plus the possibility of damaging any of the cables during is stressing me out, so I am leaning more towards building a solid conduit system throughout the house. I Looked online at HD an Lowes and the 1 conduits seems to be pretty hefty $ per foot and im thinking running 2 PVC central vac tubing might be my cheapest option. Anyone else know of cheaper suppliers for conduits in Ontario or a cheaper product? I also looked at buying conduit or PVC piping from the states since its allot cheaper but I am unsure if the builder would have an issue using US materials since Im not sure if they need to be CSA approved or not.
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I did notice that my builder did use foam pad under the sill plate which look pretty tight for an air seal. However i was looking at the rim joists at my basement roof and main floor of raised ranch home, and i did notice a considerable gap. I need to talk to the builder to see if they will be sealing this later, but if not should i get a can of foam and do a quick run around the perimeter to seal it. Or would a good silicone work, i will need to check the gap size next time i am there.

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