Hardieplank Question

Old 09-27-15, 06:47 AM
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Hardieplank Question

I am looking for some tips on the install process, specifically how to handle a crack or a piece of the top corner breaking off when edge nailing. It is a blind nailing install so the crack/break will obviously be hidden. Just curious as to how some experienced installers would handle this situation. It does happen on occasion, and the stuff is too expensive to rip off and put up a new piece. My concern would be moisture getting behind the siding and seeping into the crack. Also, the consistency of the piece as it relates to the support of the piece overlapping it above. Not so much on a seam, but on an end corner. Thanks.
Old 09-27-15, 09:28 AM
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If its hidden and another nail is holding the piece securely to the stud, its no big deal. If this is happening on your ebds you need to stay farther away from your end when you nail your butt joints and angle your nails slightly toward the center of the stud.
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Just one of the many joys of working with Hardee siding.
Using a real siding nailer will reduce breakage.
I break a piece and I remove and set aside to reuse for a shorter piece.
Far cheaper and faster then having to later remove a broken piece in the middle of a wall and dealing with wall damage later on.

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