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Missouri (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Apr 21, 2021 10:17 PM CST
@pepper23

Do you have problems with water wicking up into the sheets where they were cut; put together at seams? Do you have firing strips between your sheathing and the sheet siding?


Missouri (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Apr 21, 2021 10:19 PM CST
bloominholes2fill said:I forgot that you have new windows. Sorry about that. D'Oh!

I'm thinking of applying some sort of permanent treatment or termite resistant material on to the structure of your home, perhaps protecting the sill plate area of the foundation, but I don't know if any such thing exists. No worries if you feel the termite issue is gone or under control. Smiling


I'd love to find something to deter termites, just in case as a precaution if I could.
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bloominholes2fill
Apr 23, 2021 9:14 PM CST
In new construction, they're required to use treated sill plates on top of the foundation walls, and for the exterior wall bottom plate on slab foundations, for termite deterrent. It seems to me that, these days, there must be something on the market for homes that pre-date the building code requirement to use treated material at the top of foundation walls. 🤷 Although most block wall basements or crawl spaces sit at least 8 inches or more above finish grade. Sighing!
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Missouri (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Apr 24, 2021 10:18 AM CST
yeah that is the stuff we are dealing with, built in the 40's there were none of those codes or anything. It is difficult to work on, access things, and try to retrofit. I guess just do the best you can with what it is, that's all we can do. All we have found are chemical/insecticide products to treat with, nothing really to protect the building in that regard but just to kill the termites if they show up. Shrug!
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bloominholes2fill
Apr 25, 2021 1:17 PM CST
I hear ya, Frilly. We live in a 101 year old home. Sighing!

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You know, the polymer stone can be installed a couple inches or so lower than the wood plate at the top of the foundation wall. Perhaps that might be a real good solution, and for extra protection, perhaps seal the bottom of the material with a bead of caulk all around the entire house, keeping out, not only moisture, but also termites!! Hurray! Hurray! Green Grin!
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Missouri (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Apr 26, 2021 11:37 AM CST
Normally I'd never use 3/8 for anything, I just feel it's too thin. With the prices going up crazy and resididng my whole house I really need to use it for the cost savings. I do have oak plank sheathing on my 1940s house. I plan on putting a 3/4 rigid foam over that (yes I'm using housewrap too) and if I put hte 3/8 siding will that be okay, I think the foam should give it some strength-make it look nice and smooth. I have 16" center studs. Any thoughts on this I would really love! speak up now before I make a huge mistake??
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bloominholes2fill
Apr 28, 2021 4:43 PM CST
Honestly, I don't really know enough about different types of siding thicknesses to give you a 100% confident answer. Sad Perhaps the supplier you are buying your materials from might have good advice in that area. Smiling
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Missouri (Zone 6a)
Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Frillylily
Apr 28, 2021 10:40 PM CST
okay we just bit the bullet and bought the heavier one, my lands we spent so MUCH money Crying
Husband had to drive 3 hours away to get what we wanted cause the store here didn't have enough of it, but I think it's all good. I cannot wait until this whole stressful mess is OVER nodding

Also I have been testing green paints on my house, so far my house has been 50 shades of green Hilarious!
Name: Dana P
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
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bloominholes2fill
Apr 29, 2021 7:07 AM CST
Frilly! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Good luck with everything! When it's all done, the sense of accomplishment and pride will far outweigh the stress. 😉😉

BTW, we wanna see pics!! Green Grin!
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