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jeeper 04-06-2009 12:53 PM

Material for capillary break under PT Framing in basement
 
What does everyone recommend as a capillary break under the PT wood when framing subgrade basement walls? should I use EPS? Thanks in advance.

Bob Mariani 04-06-2009 01:18 PM

Foundation sill insulation (foam) is fine.

Termite 04-06-2009 01:44 PM

Yup, foam sillsealer is the way to go.

jeeper 04-06-2009 02:03 PM

Thank s for the replies. If figured that is what I needed I checked the big building stores for what I needed online and they don't carry sill gasket or anything but the Canadian site did. Anyway I head over and see if they got the nice roll of FoamSealR sill foam or equiv. Thanks again

Bob Mariani 04-06-2009 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by jeeper (Post 255865)
Thank s for the replies. If figured that is what I needed I checked the big building stores for what I needed online and they don't carry sill gasket or anything but the Canadian site did. Anyway I head over and see if they got the nice roll of FoamSealR sill foam or equiv. Thanks again

Use the rest to cut up and place on the inside of all your electrical plates on the exterior walls. This is another large energy waster.

Gary in WA 04-06-2009 07:26 PM

Do not use sill sealer on outlet, switch covers.
Polyethylene sill sealer is flammable.
flash point >320 F. melting point - 220 F.

"Store in a cool, well ventilated area away from excessive heat and sources of ignition." Protecto manufacturer

So I just lit some with a match, instant 2" flame; then I lit a store-bought foam outlet cover, no flame- just kept shrinking to nothing. No liability. I now wonder if my wall paint is flammable............. Be safe, GBR

jomama45 04-06-2009 07:33 PM

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Originally Posted by GBAR in WA (Post 256018)
Do not use sill sealer on outlet, switch covers.
Polyethylene sill sealer is flammable.
flash point >320 F. melting point - 220 F.

"Store in a cool, well ventilated area away from excessive heat and sources of ignition." Protecto manufacturer

So I just lit some with a match, instant 2" flame; then I lit a store-bought foam outlet cover, no flame- just kept shrinking to nothing. No liability. I now wonder if my wall paint is flammable............. Be safe, GBR

Ther's literally only one way to find out!:eek:

Bob Mariani 04-07-2009 05:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GBAR in WA (Post 256018)
Do not use sill sealer on outlet, switch covers.
Polyethylene sill sealer is flammable.
flash point >320 F. melting point - 220 F.

"Store in a cool, well ventilated area away from excessive heat and sources of ignition." Protecto manufacturer

So I just lit some with a match, instant 2" flame; then I lit a store-bought foam outlet cover, no flame- just kept shrinking to nothing. No liability. I now wonder if my wall paint is flammable............. Be safe, GBR

Will consider this. Very good point. While contracting in CO during the 80's energy crisis the state had state certified energy saving classes. this was a tip by the government instructors. I completely forgot that I have since learned the government cannot do anything right. I have only two of the sill foam ones in my house and the rest are the ones from an electrical supply house. Guess I should change those two.


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