23 Sep '11, 10am

Sprayable air sealing, interesting discussion.

“These are two application categories,” says Wolf. “The first is the classic joint-sealing category, where you seal leaks at a wood-to-wood joint. The other category of joints that we seal — for example, along the top plate of a partition wall under an attic — are gasket-like applications. This is a drywall-to-framing joint, not a wood-to-wood joint. Another example is at a common wall separating the house from an attached garage. If the wall is open at the rough-framing stage, then when the air-sealing person comes to seal up that wall, there isn’t any drywall or OSB to seal against. In that case, we seal the framing the way you would for the Airtight Drywall Approach. From the living-space side of the wall, you install the EnergyComplete along the bottom plate, the top plate, the end studs of the wall, and around the door opening. You have nothing to seal against, so you...

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