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  1. Building & Construction
    Hi there, we are putting some sort of house wrap on an old 700 square foot cabin. Which is best Typar or Tyvek? Are staples OK or do we need cap staples/nails? The carpenter we are considering for the job suggests that Typar and standard staples are fine. The sheathing is old plywood siding...
  2. Roofing/Siding
    Wondering how bad it is to have a couple of screws through the Tyvek moisture barrier in an exterior wall. We want to install a baby gate on our deck. One side of it can go into a deck post, but the other side would be against a wall. There's no room to easily put another post on that side...
  3. Building & Construction
    I am doing a makeover of my patio columns. This one is right by a metal gate that I plan to change out later. The 2x4 supports of the column are all in good condition. I don't see any termite or dry rot. But when I took the face off (face is not in a good condition, all cracked, old wood...
  4. Building & Construction
    How should we attach the tyvek to the foam? Possibly 1" staples or would you suggest something else?
  5. Building & Construction
    Hello, I am working on vinyl siding my house. I have taken off the old siding, installed foam board and have wrapped the house in Tyvek. My concern is at the windows. Because I windows were installed before I wrapped the house, how do I make sure that the windows are properly sealed to make...
  6. Building & Construction
    I have a 1 story house in central Texas, built in 83, brick on the front, and T1-11 on the rest. The T1-11 isn't in great shape, and I'm planning on replacing it with Tyvek and Hardiplank. I'm going to be installing the siding myself, and to keep the job manageable, I had planning on doing 1...
  7. Building & Construction
    I currently occupy a home built in the 1870s some of which has been modernized, much of which has not. In short, it's cold house despite my best efforts to seal any air leaks (from the inside), having insulated windows and a brand spankin' new furnace that is actually sized properly (unlike the...
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