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How To Install Sheathing Without A Drop

How To Install Sheathing With A Drop

Instructions

NO DROP SYSTEM®DROP SYSTEM®OUT OF LEVEL FOUNDATIONS
NO DROP SYSTEM®

To install the starter row of exterior sheathing so that it is flush or even with the bottom of the mudsill, having no drop over the top of the foundation wall, use the Dodge Hanger Corner® ‘0’ (DHC0) along with the Dodge Hanger Bottom® (DHB).

Select the DHC0 and the DHB with a saddle width that matches the thickness of the sheathing material to be installed.

DHC0
1.
You will need one DHC0 for each outside corner.

2.
Bend the top tab of the DHC0 over and place on mudsill at each corner. If mudsill is larger than 1.5”, do not bend the top tab over, but attach directly to the side of the mudsill.

3.
Lightly hammer the stab tab on the DHC0 to help hold it in place on the mudsill.

4.
Fasten the DHC0 to the mudsill with Approved Fasteners*. A2

5.
Starting with a corner, it is recommended you attach the DHB on a 1’ by 3’ pattern around the mud sill plate, after establishing the layout of the product being used. You should place a DHB no more than 6” in from each joint/seam.

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6.
For vertically installed sheathing (4’ x 8’, 9’, 10’, 12’) it is recommended you use (2) DHB’s per sheet of sheathing material.

7.
For horizontally installed wall sheathing (8’ x 4’) it is recommended you use (3) DHB’s per sheet (i.e., (1) hanger each at 6”, 4’, 7’6”). (2) DHB’s should be placed no more than 6” inside either end of the sheet, with (1) DHB in the center of the sheet.

A DHC0 will substitute as (1) hanger at an outside corner.
DHB25 Hanger Diagram
8.
Insert the bottom tab of the DHB between the mudsill and the top of the foundation wall.
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9.
Lightly hammer the stab tab of the DHB to hold the DHB in place against the mudsill.

10.
Secure with Approved Fasteners*.


11.
Place sheathing on the hangers and nail-off.
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*Check your local building code.
DROP SYSTEM®

Use the Dodge Hanger Corner® 1.5 (DHC15) along with the Dodge Hanger Top Leveler®(DHTL15) or Dodge Hanger Rear® (DHR) to install the starter row of the sheathing with a drop below the mudsill. Use on structures that will have brick or stucco siding to protect the mudsill. Use when the siding will be installed flush with the bottom of the sheathing using the Dodge Hanger Bottom® (DHB) series.

Select the DHC15 and the DHTL with saddle widths that fit the thickness of the sheathing material to be installed.

DHC15
1.
You will need a DHC15 for each outside corner.

2.
Bend the top tab of the DHC15 over and place on the mudsill at each corner. If mudsill is larger than 1.5”, do not bend the top tab over, but attach directly to the side of the mudsill.

3.
Lightly hammer the stab tab on the DHC15 to help hold it on the mudsill.

4.
Fasten to the mudsill with Approved Fasteners*.
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5.
Using the DHC15 along with the DHTL , your sheathing will hang approximately 1” below the foundation.

6.
Once your DHC15’s are installed, it is recommended you attach the DHTL is on a 1’ by 3’ pattern around the mud sill plate, after establishing the layout of the sheathing to be installed. You should place a DHTL no more than 6” in from each joint/seam.
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7.
For vertically installed sheathing (4’ x 8’, 9’, 10’, 12’) it is recommended you use (2) DHTL’s per sheet.

8.
For horizontally installed wall sheathing (8’ x 4’) it is recommended you use (3) DHTL’s per sheet (i.e., (1) hanger each at 6”, 4’, 7’6”).


A DHC15 will substitute as (1) hanger at an outside corner.
DHTL15-1


9. DHTL
comes in 1.5” and 2.5” heights. Select the DHTL based on the height of the installed mudsill.

10.
Bend the top tab of the DHTL over, forming a 90° angle, and set it on the top of the mudsill.

11. Lightly hammer the stab tab on the DHTL into the mudsill.

12. Attach with Approved Fasteners*.

13. The saddle of the DHTL will hang approximately 1” below the mudsill, allowing the sheathing to drop as it rests on the hanger.

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If you can’t access the top of the mudsill, use the DHR.

DHR15A.
Insert the rear tab of the DHR between the mudsill and the top of the foundation wall.
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B.
Lightly hammer the stab tab of the DHR to hold it in place against the mudsill.

C.
Secure with Approved Fastener*.

D.
Place sheathing on the hangers and nail-off.
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*Check your local building code.
OUT OF LEVEL FOUNDATIONS

DHTL15-1
1.
For out of level foundations, establish a level point at either end of the building.

2.
Snap a chalk line across the length of the side. Repeat for each side.

3.
Use the DHTL to create a level surface for hanging the sheathing.

4.
Leaving the top tab unbent, line the chalk line up with the alignment site and the shoulders of the DHTL.

5.
It is recommended you attach the DHTL’s on a 1’ by 3’ foot pattern around the mud sill plate. You should place a DHTL no more than 6” in from each end or joint.

A DHC15 will substitute as (1) hanger at an outside corner.

6. For vertically installed sheathing (4’ x 8’, 9’, 10’, 12’) it is recommended you use (2) DHTL’s per sheet.

7. For horizontally installed wall sheathing (8’ x 4’) it is recommended you use (3) DHTL’s per sheet (i.e., (1) hanger each at 6”, 4’, 7’6”). Place (1) DHTL no more than 6” inside one end of the sheathing material and another (1) DHTL no more than 6” in from the opposite end; set (1) DHTL in the center of the sheet.

8. Attach to the structure using Approved Fasteners*.


9. Place sheathing material on the DHTL and nail-off.




*Check your local building code.
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