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“NET-ZERO SOLAR RANCH” HANOVER, MD – Rev11.18.09 (in red)……..

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• Storage truss 24”OC w/ 1/2” radiant


barrier (reflective) OSB sheathing
• 7/12 pitch (2x8 hinged truss)
• 2x10 rim/floor joists (decking shiploose)
• R-38 FG batts + R11 FG blown
• 1-1/2” closed-cell (Handi) foam (R-9.3)

• Shiploose 36” eave/porch roof


Carry R-Max up 3” past top plate >>

notched for R-Max


• Bolted to 2x10 ceiling band joist
• Vented soffit ceiling provides
airflow to baffles in rafters

• Caulk/seal btwn top plate and


ceiling assembly
• Crown molding
• 5/8” (thermal mass) gypsum
outside inside ceiling and wall
2x4 2x4
WALL ASSEMBLY:
• Top plates: 2x8 over double
2x4’s set over double walls
• Double 2x4 studs 24”OC
INSULATION • 7/16” OSB sheathing
• 1-1/2” (R-9.3) closed- • 2x8 bottom plate
cell (Handi) foam (fill • Caulk/seal btwn bottom plate
space btwn top plates) and subfloor
• R-11 FG batts (inside
stud wall)
7-1/4”
• R-13 FG batts (outside 5-3/4”
stud wall)
• 24”W
<< Carry R-Max down 1-1/2” onto foundation wall top

• 1-1/2” R-Max (R-9.1)


(or equiv); include
shiploose pieces to
cover both band joists
and 3-1/2” down into
foundation and sill
FLOOR:
plate flush with the top
• Ceramic tile (onsite)
of the foundation wall
• 5/16” wonderboard (equiv)
• 3/4” OSB subfloor
• PEX-AL-PEX radiant piping
• OJ2000 floor truss
• (onsite) 2x6 treated sill plate
offset on foundation wall 1-
1/2” and 3/8” sill sealer
1-1/2” - 2” closed cell
foam sprayed (onsite):
• into band joist cavities,
• around sides and front
of block-ends of floor
trusses,
• around sides and front
of bottom beam of
truss,
• 10-1/2” x 8’H Precast Wall w/
• over sill plate and top
R-23.5 (5” EPS inlaid in stud
beam of precast wall
bays + 1” XPS foam overlaid)
• 1” rigid foam board (R-5.5)
• 2” Dow Highload40 rigid foam
board (R-11) under 4” slab

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EXT WALL PLAN VIEW
top plate stop (overlap) wall assembly stop

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1-1/2” R-Max

R-13 FG batt
24”OC
wall assembly stop

12”

R-11 FG batt
24”OC

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1-1/2” Handi (closed cell) foam to wrap interior studs
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5/8” drywall
2x
top plate stop

24”OC

REVISION #1 10.09.09:
<< 1-1/2” Handi (closed cell) foam to wrap all penetrations

Exterior and interior 2x4 studs STAGGERED (offset =


12”) for better thermal break

REVISION #2 10.09.09:
•Use 2x3 studs at:corners (drywall)
SOLAR RANCH © 2009 FINISH WERKS LLC (Rev 10.09.09)
EXT WALL PLAN VIEW (window/door opening)

Window (or Door)

2x4 exterior frame

1/2” rigid foam board (cover full


depth of rough opening, 4 sides)
2x3 interior frame

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Drywall casing (sides/top)

REVISION #2 10.09.09:
•Use 2x3 studs at:corners (drywall)
•2x3 (interior wall) king/jack studs of window and door
openings (if structurally suitable)
•2x3 framing at all rough openings to reduce thermal
bridging
SOLAR RANCH © 2009 FINISH WERKS LLC (Rev 10.09.09)
EXT WALL ROUGH OPENING DETAIL
5/8” drywall

1-1/2” R-Max
King Jack/cripple
1-1/2” Handifoam
(closed cell)

2x?
Header

2x3 2x4

1/2” rigid foam board to cover full


depth of rough opening, from
outside of R-Max to back of
gypsum, on 4 sides)
AND 1/2” rigid in the header (if
structurally feasible @ 25PSI
compressive)

REVISION #2 10.09.09:
•2x3 (interior wall) king/jack studs of window and door
openings (if structurally suitable)
•2x3 framing at all rough openings to reduce thermal
bridging
Double
2x4 Sill

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