Furring strip size
Hey everyone. I’m helping a friend rebuild the exterior wall of his bathroom (a 1930sish addition to a 1890s house in north Georgia). I’m using the method laid out in Martin Holloday’s article “5 Rules for Wall Design.” I’ll post the link here:
I’m installing hardiboard lap siding. My question is this: What size furring strip should I use? Also, I know i need to connect the 2″ foam to the wall studs (through a zip wall panel)–would 3.5″ screws suffice or should i use 4″?
And for the siding (which is about 1/2″ thick) should i use siding nails that pass through the furring strips or just go halfway? I’m assuming the furring strips will be only about 1/2″ thick themselves…but I wanted to check with y’all first.
Thanks so much.
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