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Old 10-18-2012, 12:37 AM   #1
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Smartside 8in lap

I am going to try my hand at installing the 8 inch lap siding.

The siding on the house is hardboard panels. I pulled off the siding along the side of the attached garage. I found that it has 1/2 celotex foam, no OSB/plywood sheathing.

The foam board end above the sill plate and is flush with the sill plate. How do I detail the the bottom edge at the connection of the block foundation and the sill plate.

I will be installing Tyvek over the foam.

With the 8in lap I was planning on a 7in reveal, actual 6 7/8.

Any suggestions are welcome.


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Old 10-18-2012, 12:52 AM   #2
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Really could use a picture.
The sheathing was suppost to run past the sill plate by at least 1" so it could be air sealed.
There was also suppost to be plywood or OSB in all the outside corners for shear strength.


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