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Offline WV Sawmiller

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Re: Batten strips
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2018, 01:51:57 PM »
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« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2018, 04:57:49 PM »
A wider batten permit larger knots, so lower grade, easier to produce so cheaper 

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Re: Batten strips
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2018, 08:31:11 PM »
Two good answers, thanks.    Years ago a few customers wanted 4" battens . To me that's board on board style but they said anything less than 3" would fall off and that 4" was even better.  This was before 'sheet rock' screws and they where nailing both sides so there is less movement towards the center of the board so they had better luck with wide battens. On my house, boards wider than 12", I have 1x2 battens to show the wide boards. They are attached with 1 screw in the middle [ between the boards] and this makes it an expansion joint. No problems yet.

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Re: Batten strips
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2018, 07:44:09 AM »
When I install batten over 2'', I put a block at the bottom to stop the entry of vermin. Ex: for a 6'' batten with an overlap of one inch on each side, that gives me a 4'' block. I precut a serie of the same thicness as the back board and nail it tight against the last back board and the next back board is fixt tight against that block. It's got to be tight to avoid vermin and rodents. One at the bottom and one at the top. It act as a spacer so the vertical level of the back board is check only after 3 or 4 boards. Also once in a while a staple a metal sreen for ventilation

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Re: Batten strips
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2018, 08:27:37 AM »
I really like the look of 4 inch batten and 10 inch boards. I have seen the 2 inch and the 3 inch,random widths on the boards,but the 4 inch and 10 inch just caught my eye. Might of been the full one inch too that adds to it.
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« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2018, 06:14:38 PM »
Then why not use 1x8 and reverse board and batten?
I cant think that another inch would lend too much strength.
After all they are only covering the small gap that might be between the bigger boards,
On my pole bldg i used 1x12 and 1x10 and 1-3/4 battens with no problems after 12 yrs.
With B&B you are certainly not keeping the vermin out.
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« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2018, 08:01:42 PM »
I think on another forum, but I saw where a guy used a 1 x4 or 6, whatever on the bottom and the boards stood on the top side of it, then the batten ran down to the bottom. It looked like it would work very well, and was hardly noticeable.
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Re: Batten strips
« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2018, 10:27:19 PM »
When I was in my teens I helped put up redwood board and batten.  We used 1x12 with a " space between covered with a 2" center nailed between the boards. And yes, I know that my reply in no way answers the question of the OP.  
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