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Old 04-04-2012, 04:29 PM  
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I'm putting PVC 4x8 sheets on the ceiling outside to a front door (alcove). After their installed, tongue and grove boards will go on the side (vertically). When I install the ceiling I will use construction adhesive to go against the joist. My question is how do I go about nailing? My initial thought was to use a trim gun and making sure the setting didn't blast through the PVC sheets. But I'm a little concerned that may not work. The reason I'm using PVC is to create less maintenance in the future. I will never have to replace the sheets unless they crack, all I may have to do is repaint.


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PVC or FRP? Predrill if cracking is a concern.


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PVC. U can't predrill if you are using a trim gun. What are you suggesting by predrilling?
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This should be vented soffet, no mainantence and better yet no rot do to no venting.
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Not trying to second guess, but why do you want to use sheet material? You say you want to use a trim gun, how will you cover exposed the nail heads? I'd suggest using vented soffit material or the same material you use on the side wall. Just my
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I want a clean look. When using a trim gum the nail heads sit below the surface so I would puddy over the heads. I'm using PVC do there are no worries of rot.
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The rot will be caused by using a solid surface and trapping moisture inside. If this construction is with permits, ask advice of inspectors before sealing this up, and if it is without permits, get some good advice.
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We're not worried about rot to the surface material, our concern is the substructure you are sealing up.
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I'd be using beaded hidden vent soffit material up there. It would look so much better then a flat sheet.
If you did go with PVC sheet I would be using 1/2 thick attaching on the outsides and around where the light goes with screws then add some form of crown or cove moulding to cover the screw holes.


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