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Ever see a asphalt felt like this???

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Ever see a asphalt felt like this??? (post #214692)

Doing a little demo work an came across a felt type that I've never seen before.   I'm thinking the goal was to help create a drainage plane behind the wood siding.  Was wondering if somebody knew more about it?  I'd guess the addition was built prewar, but not by much. 

wow! (post #214692, reply #1 of 4)

I've never seen anything like that. Are we looking at the felt against the outside of the wall or the inside? Is it over the studs or

between? Looks like those galvanized metal strips are nailed onto the sheathing after the sheathing is applied. Hmmm.. is this a

spoof?

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I'm guessing it was an (post #214692, reply #2 of 4)

I'm guessing it was an attempt to provide an air space between the outside sheathing and some sort of insulation in the wall.  Might make sense if the insulation were something that didn't repel water very well, such as cotton lint.

Did you pull any insulation out of there?  That stuff that's sticking, does it seem like remnants of insulation, or just 80 years of cobwebs?


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

drainage bed (post #214692, reply #3 of 4)

It looks like a primitive drainage bed behind wire mesh and stucco.The white line to the left is suggestive.

Mel Fros froscarpentry.com

I dunno -- that white line (post #214692, reply #4 of 4)

I dunno -- that white line doesn't turn me on at all.


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville