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Old 2009-04-11, 02:36 PM
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I am looking to seal from the inside any drafts coming in from the headers in the basement I would like to use some cauking because it is cheaper than spray foam and then fill the header with the pink insulation and vapour barrier.

This is a new home that I am trying to cut down on some drafts that are coming from the headers.

What type of cauking would you suggest? Is a GE Silicone 2 caulking appropriate to use or should I be looking at a polyurethane or butyl rubber type of caulking?

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Old 2009-04-11, 05:53 PM
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What size gap are you trying to seal up? Caulking is good for maybe 1/2" to a little bit larger.
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What size gap are you trying to seal up? Caulking is good for maybe 1/2" to a little bit larger.


Nothing very big. Probably 1/4 to 1/2 ". Just wherever I feel a bit of a draft
behind the insulation around the headers and joists.
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