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Old 05-05-2013, 06:32 PM   #16
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no, typically the sheathing come down about an inch below your sill plate so that it covers the plate-to-foundation connection. don't forget your sill sealer under your sill plate.

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no, typically the sheathing come down about an inch below your sill plate so that it covers the plate-to-foundation connection. don't forget your sill sealer under your sill plate.
In a perfect World... this is assuming the conc boys got it right.

Trusses are coming...I'm more concerned with other things working out than I am about that little detail.
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no, typically the sheathing come down about an inch below your sill plate so that it covers the plate-to-foundation connection. don't forget your sill sealer under your sill plate.
What cover the underside? Lets say you have your sheathing, house wrap and rigid foam all about an inch below the sill. There would be a gap.
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there is a gap between the foundation and backside of the sheathing ....
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you could use a piece of wood the same thickness as your rigid insulation across the bottom that would be attached through the sheathing into the sill plate. this would close the bottom of the rigid insulation. this could be made from sheathing or 1x material. attach your rigid insulation and then your siding.
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you could use a piece of wood the same thickness as your rigid insulation across the bottom that would be attached through the sheathing into the sill plate. this would close the bottom of the rigid insulation. this could be made from sheathing or 1x material. attach your rigid insulation and then your siding.
Ok but what finishes off the underside exactly?
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what do you want to finish it with? it's the bottom of the sheathing, wood to keep rigid insulation unexposed to insects and then your siding.
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I mean if your overhang the sill plate past the foundation wall there is going to be a gap underneath am I right? What is going to cover that?
what gap are you talking about?

you'd see 1/4" of the bottom of your wood sill plate, the bottom edge of your sheathing and the bottom edge of your finish. there is no gap.

if you use brick you won't see the bottom of anything as you need a brick shelf on your foundation.

I believe you're trying to over think things .....
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what gap are you talking about?

you'd see 1/4" of the bottom of your wood sill plate, the bottom edge of your sheathing and the bottom edge of your finish. there is no gap.

if you use brick you won't see the bottom of anything as you need a brick shelf on your foundation.

I believe you're trying to over think things .....
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If I have end gables with no overhang or room for soffit how would I install the fascia board?
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your facia or rake board goes over the siding "flush" to the wall

see photo 41a http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...electedIndex=1
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your facia or rake board goes over the siding "flush" to the wall

see photo 41a http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...electedIndex=1
Can you buy flush fascia rake boards because the fascia I have seen have that 3/4" lip at the bottom?
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For example vinyl but what if I choose fiber cement or even brick. I mean if your overhang the sill plate past the foundation wall there is going to be a gap underneath am I right? What is going to cover that?
Who cares about the gap? Bugs need a place to live too. Gary told you the reason for the gap. Its so wicking does not occur. A drip edge is formed, so water dosent travel to the sole plate through capillary action. It is also good to hang it in case the foundation is in and out a little. Its not a piano, its a foundation. In the old days before pressure treated lumber, we used to put in a termite shield, which was basically a strip of aluminum flashing that covered the top of the foundation and bent down on the outside. This acted as a drip edge. Nobody does that anymore. It made too much sense.

Is this for your playhouse, your shed, your Garage, or your house? Did that framing book that MJ was going to send you get there yet? I bet this very thing might be in that book.
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Who cares about the gap? Bugs need a place to live too. Gary told you the reason for the gap. Its so wicking does not occur. A drip edge is formed, so water dosent travel to the sole plate through capillary action. It is also good to hang it in case the foundation is in and out a little. Its not a piano, its a foundation. In the old days before pressure treated lumber, we used to put in a termite shield, which was basically a strip of aluminum flashing that covered the top of the foundation and bent down on the outside. This acted as a drip edge. Nobody does that anymore. It made too much sense.

Is this for your playhouse, your shed, your Garage, or your house? Did that framing book that MJ was going to send you get there yet? I bet this very thing might be in that book.
Its going to be a small playhouse that is why i am asking about the flush rake fascia. All the ones I see have that 3/4" lip. Do they make flush fascia where the siding slides under it?
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when putting hardie siding as the siding on the wall I always put the foundation plate about 1/2" back from the edge of the foundation and this flushes out the sheathing with the foundation and the the hardie laps down 1" onto it. hold sheathing 1/4" up off of foundation so no wicking occurs etc...

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