Ventilated rainscreen plans for the SB DIYer?
- Hey, gang --
I've gone through Lacinkski and Bergeron's text, and reviewed the CMHC
references (read, horror stories), on the issue of moisture and SBs.
Not to start any flame-wars here, but I'm strongly considering going
with a ventilated rainscreen (VRS, aka., PER) on the exterior wall.
Just think of it as a mortgage-risk-avoidance thing.
Any references on how a DIY builds a VRS/PER? Lacinski and Bergeron
paint a picture with words on pp. 223-228 in their text (and draw a
little picture on p. 169), but... a (better) picture's worth a
The best example I've been able to find to this point is a CMHC reference:
Unfortunately, it isn't really targeted at DIYers. I could make it up
from these pictures and Lacinski and Bergeron's words, but it'd be
nice to be given a diagram a bit more... illustrative.
Many, many thanks in advance,
- TG wrote:
> Unfortunately, it isn't really targeted at DIYers. I could make it upThe CMHC paper is aimed at the commercial building market.
> from these pictures and Lacinski and Bergeron's words, but it'd be
> nice to be given a diagram a bit more... illustrative.
Are you planning to do this over a plaster finish or instead of one? Do you
have any ideas about how you would do it? If you can describe it to me I'll
try to draw something up (keeping in mind that I've only got 7 high school
drafting courses but nothing more so I don't claim to be a draftsman.)
As I always say...have you spoken to someone who has experience building
straw bale buildings in your area? This sounds to me like it is going to be
a fairly expensive proposition (if you use a system like the ones described
in the CMHC literature) and may not add proportionally to the performance of
the wall system. I think it is always a good idea to speak with someone who
has done it before where you are planning to do it for a sanity check of