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Old 07-28-2007, 09:17 PM   #1
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I asked the city const. official if I can shingle and put home wrap up before the framing inspection and he said yes and he also said:

"dont forget to caulk all inside corners for energy code compliance"

Does anyone know what this means?

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Old 07-28-2007, 09:26 PM   #2
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I cant be 100% sure of this, but I think all the bottom plates, corner studs, studs with sheething pieces joining on them, top plates have to have caulk along the inner seem. On the studs, there has to be caulk where the sheething meets the stud on the interior side. The top plates get caulked the same way and the bottom plates get caulk along the floor edge and where the plate meets the sheething. We noticed that my house was done this way when we tore down and rebuilt a wall. Hope that helps.

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I cant be 100% sure of this, but I think all the bottom plates, corner studs, studs with sheething pieces joining on them, top plates have to have caulk along the inner seem. On the studs, there has to be caulk where the sheething meets the stud on the interior side. The top plates get caulked the same way and the bottom plates get caulk along the floor edge and where the plate meets the sheething. We noticed that my house was done this way when we tore down and rebuilt a wall. Hope that helps.
That would be my best guess also. The inspector is talking about the insulation phase of the project. Why he decided to say what he said when he said it is a mystery. But their is a lot of things in life that I do not understand.
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YEah I am pretty sure the inspector is talking abt the insulation phase of the project
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I asked the city const. official if I can shingle and put home wrap up before the framing inspection and he said yes and he also said:

"dont forget to caulk all inside corners for energy code compliance"

Does anyone know what this means?
Energy Code Compliance factors/requirements - vary be region.

Generally, there is no "caulking" involved in the insulation phase of a project.

I personally, have never heard such a "general" caulking request asked by a B.I. ...

Hopefully someones else can "enlighten" us, as to the specifics of such a request....
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I was told it was standard procedure in Canada to caulk all the studs, where they meet the sheething.
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In Washington state the insulators shoot expansion foam in every electric box where the wire goes in and out and the caulk along the bottom plate of every exterior wall. I have never seen them caulk a wall however.
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He came back and said:

All inside corners of 2x4's and plates to floor sheathing must be caulked for energy code. any place a draft could come in.

How do you caulk between the floor sheathing and plates?
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Here they just run a bead of caulk along the floor up against the bottom plate.
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Here they just run a bead of caulk along the floor up against the bottom plate.
That's pretty much it.
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Wow, strange. On the walls I have opened up, I have found that the bottom/top plates were caulked and the studs with 2 pieces of sheething meeting on them were also caulked.

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