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Old 04-24-2013, 02:35 PM   #1
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I just replaced all the plywood on my house and gaped it at 1/8 horizontal and 1/4 vertical. My question now is can I fill these gaps and around the top and bottom with silicone? I'm going to be installing tyvek in the next few days do I silicone the top and bottom of it also?

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No... there is "NO" reason to do that.

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Waste of time and money. Why did you do 1/4" vertical gaps?? Never heard of that.
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I wrote that backwards I did 1/8 vertical and 1/4 horizontal because I was told to since the previous plywood buckled all over the house and roof.
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If you want to seal the seams buy a few dozen rolls of bitumin flashing tape. It Self sticking tack it up with arrow stapes. Tyvex over it your fine.
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The gaps are required for plywood/OSB (expansion- don't fill them), which type sheathing buckled before? Which type are you now using and describe the wall make-up, please.

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