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Theres a Better Way

How to Install Housewrap Solo

comments (5) September 5th, 2013 in Blogs
grateful.ed Chuck Miller, editor at large

Video Length: 1:00
Produced by: John Ross and Chuck Miller

If you've got to install housewrap on a house and your helpers didn't show up, you could bag it for the day, but there's a better way.

 Lawrence Prykan from Garfield Heights, OH, was working by himself one day but needed to get the job done. Watch the video above to see how he pulled it off.


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Comments (5)

BudgetFence BudgetFence writes: Thanks for this guide. This will surely help. I loved the installation part the most. Thanks for sharing.
Posted: 3:18 am on September 20th

goodtimin2 goodtimin2 writes: Looks like a good idea except the housewrap in the video isn't on a 9'roll as many housewraps are.
Posted: 8:12 pm on September 9th

cmiller cmiller writes: Fair point Stepford. Always use the fasteners stipulated by the local code.
Posted: 1:01 pm on September 9th

Stepford Stepford writes: Chuck, I appreciate some of the tips here. However, you should at least use the proper fasteners for house wraps. There is obviously too many people just using staples, like you did. It doesn't pass code in many places and is a bad practice in general.
Posted: 8:45 am on September 9th

jeremiahschwenger jeremiahschwenger writes: Chuck you've done it again! Do you know how many times I've done that solo and never thought of that! It's not as good as the sonic stop but I will be using this one!
Posted: 5:15 am on September 9th

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