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Old 01-29-2011, 04:09 PM   #1
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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.

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

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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.


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


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