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redneck

10:48AM | 10/19/04
Member Since: 10/18/04
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I live in southern California. I have an addition going on and it has started to rain. I am wandering how long I should let the frame dry before moving on and what are some of the affects of the wood getting wet?

tomh

12:36PM | 10/19/04
Member Since: 07/01/03
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Continue construction through the entire framing phase, including roof, windows and exterior barrier wrap, sheathing and siding. At this point you can continue with rough-in plumbing, electrical and HVAC rough in. Moisture will not matter to this point and will diminish after the exterior is enclosed. The frame should be dry before applying insulation and enclosing the walls. If necessary, add ventilation and heating at this point.

While many buildings are completed without a single rain event in Southern California, this is just everyday stuff in a significant part of the country where it rains throughout the year.
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