A resilient double-stud wall for the West coast
After reading Martin's excellent blog and the interesting discussions that followed on the potential vulnerability of sheathing in thick walls, I wonder wether this assembly might result in a good resilient wall for the PNW climate?
- 2"x4" load-bearing framing insulated with batts or cellulose.
- plywood sheathing as air seal and to provide shear for seismic.
- 2" gap (insulated as above)
- 2"x4" framing (insulated as above).
- 1"x4" skip sheathing at 12" o.c.
- Rain screen strapping.
The sheathing and air sealing are buried within the wall avoiding potential mechanical and moisture damage. The exterior is extremely permeable. The assembly has good drying potential to both the interior and exterior.
Posted Fri, 11/01/2013 - 21:13
Edited Sat, 11/02/2013 - 06:46
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