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Old 03-26-2012, 05:54 PM   #31
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A drain plane is a mechanism that allows bulk water to drain from behind the siding material. This can be rain or moisture in the wall system from inside or outside. Always placed behind siding to allow the back of the siding to dry out and not rot. Helps greatly in preventing paint from peeling. Many products are available and call themselves drain plane. I have no idea where you get that is has something to do with under windows? Some materials have ridges, some a weave some dimples. The idea is the same. Leave space behind the siding to allow water to escape.

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Old 03-26-2012, 06:27 PM   #32
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you are scaring me

you seem to confuse your terms and use things like rainscreens and drainage planes and vapor barriers and wrbs wrong

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fortunately only you is having issues with these definitions. But it can be confusing since the same product could be used for a different purpose and thus a different term can apply.

Weather barrier -- product like tyvek used to stop bulk water into a wall while allowing water vapor to pass through it. since is stops bulk wind driven rain one could also refer to this application as the rainscreen

Vapor barrier -- a low perm material like poly. Only reference I ever make to this is that in mixed climates it should not be used.

Drain Plain -- a product that provide an air space behind the siding to allow it to dry. The important part of this description is "SPACE"

Now does this seem clear to you... and please explain where I miss used any of these descriptions.
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I am going to have to do something with my new house to address heat loss. It's a 70s vintage rancher with R-12 fibreglass walls. The windows and doors were done within the past few years, and I would like to just apply new foam and siding without pulling them all out. The question is how to I do that and cover the foam where it meets the window/door? Is there an existing product/technique for this?
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fortunately only you is having issues with these definitions. But it can be confusing since the same product could be used for a different purpose and thus a different term can apply.

Weather barrier -- product like tyvek used to stop bulk water into a wall while allowing water vapor to pass through it. since is stops bulk wind driven rain one could also refer to this application as the rainscreen

Vapor barrier -- a low perm material like poly. Only reference I ever make to this is that in mixed climates it should not be used.

Drain Plain -- a product that provide an air space behind the siding to allow it to dry. The important part of this description is "SPACE"

Now does this seem clear to you... and please explain where I miss used any of these descriptions.
..yea ok,,wow

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