Sill plate location ... in or out?

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  1. Lakee911

    Lakee911 I&C Engineer (mostly WWTP)

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    Do I set my sill plate on my foundation out the thickness of the sheathing so that it's flush with the outside of the sheathing or do I set it back so that it's flush with the framing?

    Any advantage in putting down a sill sealer if I'm not insulating or heating the building?

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    Jason
     
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    sill plate

    Usually you put it even with the framing and then use a "J" metal or similar to set the siding onto.
     
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  4. Lakee911

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    Flush with the framing it is. Thx
     
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    Yes, it will act as a moisture barrier between the porous concrete foundation and your wooden sill plate. Building code (here, at least) specifies that untreated wood can never be in direct contact with masonry.

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  6. Lakee911

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    Thanks for info. My sill plate will be a pressure treated 2x6. Upon that I'll build a 2x4 wall. I think that I'll put down anyhow.

    This is in regard to the garage that I'm building. Check out progress here.
     
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