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amakarevic 01-29-2011 04:09 PM

posting housewrap
 
can i use 3/8 staples to affix Tyvec housewrap to 7/16 OSB ? and should i use a regular stapler (grip) or the hammer-like one for roofing? i have both.

also, i notice they sell some tape for $11 at HD, apparently to seal the joints between. is that really necessary to use, i'd like to save $11.

Tom Struble 01-29-2011 04:20 PM

http://www2.dupont.com/Tyvek_Weather...WRB_K16282.pdf

dtsman 01-29-2011 04:46 PM

The swing stapler will be fine. Taping the joints is imporant to maintain a consistent sealing. I know your thinking of just using alot of staples to close the seam, but I would consult the link above and get it as close to right as you can. Once covered there's no going back.


Bo

Remember,
If the women don't find you handsome,
they should at least find you handy.
(Red Green)

mrgins 01-29-2011 05:41 PM

Do it right (as above) and seal the window and door penetrations well. Thats the weakest spot

dtsman 01-29-2011 07:48 PM

After some thought, if you absolutely don't want to buy the tape, double fold the seams and then staple. House wrap is more about wind penatration than moisture.


Bo

Remember,
If the women don't find you handsome,
they should at least find you handy.
(Red Green)


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