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DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 01-31-2008, 12:33 PM
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Posted By WICinderella
Thank you Guyod That's what I wanted to find...

Thank you Guyod
That's what I wanted to find out. Getting a little more insulation on the corners of the house is about all the benefit of not using 2 x4s and 2 x 6s as far as I can tell. I will...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 01-31-2008, 12:27 PM
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Posted By WICinderella
My questions are: is the brittleness of cinder...

My questions are: is the brittleness of cinder block going to causes screws to eventually detach, or is the glue alone weak enough to eventually detach? If screws coming out cause the block to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 01-31-2008, 10:46 AM
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Posted By WICinderella
The contractor #1 using 2 x 4s and screws is...

The contractor #1 using 2 x 4s and screws is asking less than the contractor #2 using 1 x3 furring strips and no screws. What I want is not for the screws to come loose on the 2 x 4s. How are 1 x 3...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 01-31-2008, 10:03 AM
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Posted By WICinderella
I am thinking of going with another contractor...

I am thinking of going with another contractor because they don't use 2 x 4s. They use 1 x 3 furring and no screws. They use 2 inch of foam board and also the insulated vinyl siding. I don't...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 01-29-2008, 10:28 AM
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Posted By WICinderella
I have already had foam blown into the centers of...

I have already had foam blown into the centers of the cinder blocks, which were hollow. This gave me an R-5. The contractor is talking about attaching the 2 x 4s with tap-con screws. There will be...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 01-28-2008, 11:59 AM
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Posted By WICinderella
Tyvek House Wrap or Weather Trek House Wrap on CinderBlock,inside or on top siding

i am getting siding put on my 55 year old cinder block house and will either get board foam insulation between 2 x 4s or blown on foam between 2 x 4s. If I get board siding especially I wonder if I...
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