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Looking for videos/photos installing exterior rockwool with furring strips

qofmiwok | Posted in Green Building Techniques on

I’ve seen many videos and photos/articles showing the install of exterior rockwool with furring strips, and it looks pretty straightforward.  But of course I’m having trouble finding them now.  My contractors have never done it and I want to show them the tricks and get them some tips. 
I’d appreciate any links you can provide.

Thanks!

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  1. Brian Wiley | | #1

    Dan Edelman, a Rockwool rep, has an Instagram profile with lots of install photos. https://instagram.com/danedelmanrw?utm_medium=copy_link

  2. Eric Whetzel | | #2

    These videos from Hammer and Hand were a big help when figuring out details for my house:

    https://youtu.be/2452EmtQhys

    https://youtu.be/XEiFCW9Tbbw

    You can also see photos from my house, along with various links here:

    https://kimchiandkraut.net/2019/07/11/passive-house-continuous-insulation/

    1. qofmiwok | | #3

      Interesting. So you used the washers to attach all the rockwool before the furring strips. I see a lot of people skipping that step, except maybe on the starter row, and sliding the rockwool behind the furring strips as they go. Did you consider that method?

  3. Eric Whetzel | | #4

    We didn't. It's worth trying. Potentially it could save a significant amount of time. I would have the fasteners on hand, though, just in case you need them.

    The only real significant challenge with the Rockwool Comfortboard 80, at least that we found, is trying to avoid compressing it as you drive in the screws for the furring strips.

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