Re: Sheathing an old house -- how to finish bottom side?
Tyvek tape for Tyvek, IMO... the folds can be large so as not to cause a bump that could show through the siding, or hold it off the wall more than other nearby courses esp. with sun/shadow line.
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17,000 dryer fires a year, when did you last clean the inside of the dryer near motor or the exhaust ducting?