|Z furring for foam insulation|
| A view of the z
The center is only the thickness
of the sheet metal allowing for a minimum of heat loss, as opposed to furring with furring strips, etc.
I bought this in 10 foot lengths for $ 3 per length.
This is 1- 1/2" furring for 1-1/2" foam.
|I got the foam board
in 4 x 8
sheets from a drywall
The sheets are pre-scored for score and snap
for both 24" and 16" on center. The reason I haven't wanted to use z furring before is I only have
seen 24" foam. 24" O.C. may be fine for drywall,
but I really needed 16" for stucco.
You do want a neat cut for minimizing thermal
is nail, put, nail
put. Pink panther indicates that this is made by Dow chemical company,
another large corporate polluter, but probably not nearly as bad as
We nailed the furring up to the old painted block using
stub nails anda magnet. It can also be shot to block,
concrete and even steel.
provided a very
good, positive screw attachment for our self-furring metal lath.
As a warning, this used a lot more mortar
than we usually use for a scratch coat. The foam is soft, and a lot of mortar squished behind the lath. This extra mortar does make for a better, more solid product.