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amakarevic 03-02-2011 01:30 PM

protection for PT ledger on the side of a shed
 
i would like to attach a 2x6 horizontal ledger on the side of my shed for hooks for hanging heavier items (e.g. i have kayaks etc.) that i would not feel comfortable having suspended just on something that goes through the siding. i would attach it before siding and right on top of the sheathing or perhaps the housewrap and would go a foot or a little more under the soffit so it wouldn't be exposed to much of h2o.

Q1: do i still need to protect the upside of the ledger with asphalt membrane and aluminum flashing like i did for my deck ledger ?

Q2: can there be housewrap between it and the sheathing, since it is thin, or should the 2x6 directly be touching the sheathing, i.e. cut out an opening in the housewrap before hanging it ?

thanks

Ron6519 03-02-2011 05:57 PM

What sort of siding is on the shed?
Ron

amakarevic 03-02-2011 11:35 PM

there will be (so not yet) tapered cedar siding, 5x8 (on the thick side) by 8" wide

Ron6519 03-03-2011 07:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amakarevic (Post 601500)
there will be (so not yet) tapered cedar siding, 5x8 (on the thick side) by 8" wide

I'd just bolt the ledger to the wall with spacers behind it to allow for air circulation.
Ron

amakarevic 03-03-2011 10:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ron6519 (Post 601578)
I'd just bolt the ledger to the wall with spacers behind it to allow for air circulation.
Ron

how about the exposed sheathing behind the ledger and the spacers ?

Ron6519 03-03-2011 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by amakarevic (Post 601653)
how about the exposed sheathing behind the ledger and the spacers ?

There is no exposed sheathing. You completely side the wall and then install the ledger.
Ron

12penny 03-03-2011 10:35 AM

....go here. Page 11, figure 14.

http://www.awc.org/publications/DCA/DCA6/DCA6-09.pdf

Nevermind...didnt read far enough. This isnt a deck ledger.

DexterII 03-03-2011 12:37 PM

Amakarevic, another thing that you might consider, rather than hanging your kayaks on the actual side of the shed, is to set a couple of treated posts along side of it, each with one, or two, or however many you would need, treated 2x4 or 2x6 cross pieces, so that you could still keep them close to the shed, but without having to worry about them damaging your cedar siding.

amakarevic 03-03-2011 01:42 PM

i'm doing that on the other side but on this side, i do need a ledger for hanging various things. the space is tight. i have a lot of boats ...

rubberhead 03-03-2011 03:11 PM

Attach the brackets through the siding into the studs? Seal around fasteners?

Ron6519 03-03-2011 04:16 PM

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Originally Posted by rubberhead (Post 601796)
Attach the brackets through the siding into the studs? Seal around fasteners?

You can install blocking on the sheds interior, so you don't have to worry about hitting the studs. The hardware should be exterior rated and sealing it can't hurt.
Ron


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