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ashleyripka 08-22-2012 01:09 PM

Diagonal Furring Strips.
Hi. I have been searching and searching for information regarding diagonal furring strips. I want to install siding vertically, and am avoiding horizontal installation of the furring strips. I've read that the diagonal strips should be 12 inches on center. Why is this and not the traditional 16 inches when installed vertically?

Thank you

Dwillems 08-22-2012 01:46 PM

I'm just guessing here, but I think diagonally 12" on center will give you the required backing for screws/nails. you generally want fasteners about every foot

ratherbefishing 08-22-2012 06:06 PM

I'm guessing, too. But the Hypotenuse of a 12" right triangle is approx 17 inches. 12 squared + 12 squared = 288. Sq Rt of 288 is 16.97. So your nails will end up close to 16OC.

joecaption 08-22-2012 08:01 PM

What type siding are you installing?

ashleyripka 08-24-2012 10:59 AM


Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 994296)
What type siding are you installing?

Rainscreen Siding.

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