• Langley Passive House - Part 5 - Door Install
  • Langley Passive House - Part 5 - Door Install
  • Langley Passive House - Part 5 - Door Install

Doors are installed similarly to windows. A 2x4 ripped is offset at jamb and head. The door frame rests on plywood spacers and is glued/sealed with adhesive foam. The frame is over a self-adhered flashing at sill which itself sits above rigid EPS at concrete foundation. The EPS is painted with compatible damp-proofing. 2 layers of rigid roxul provide a thermal bridge free installation at the wall. On the interior the door is taped to the concrete topping at floor and to the studs at jamb & head. The door install shares the non-conventional details as the wall detail (see Part 4). The exterior insulated strategy shown here is considered the most robust (http://buildingscience.com/documents/insights/bsi-001-the-perfect-wall) is endorsed by the Home Protection Office (https://hpo.bc.ca/r22-effective-walls-wood-frame-in-BC) the same people who insure your home. ...

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Window Detail Triple pane window is installed over sill flashing & weather resistant membrane and then taped. Then there is a 2x4 ripped to the thickness of 1 layer of rigid roxul around the window offset about 3". This holds a layer of rigid roxul tight against the window frame and provides a nailing & flashing surface. The second layer of rigid roxul covers up the 2x4 resulting in a thermal bridge free detail. Borate treated 2x4 strapping on flat hold the 2 layers of rigid roxul in place. Also shown here is the wall connection to the foundation. You can see the dimple board drainage layer with a self adhered flashing at the top and the rigid roxul over top. On the left of the lower picture (above) you can see how the rigid roxul is held in place with temporary bracing via leaning 2x4s before the install of permanent strapping and long screws. You can see the ...

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