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03-19-06, 05:50 PM
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I put cultured stone on my fireplace about 4-5...

I put cultured stone on my fireplace about 4-5 years ago - inside the house over drywall. Here were the steps:
- roofing paper over drywall (moisture barrier)
- next mesh fastened very securely...
03-19-06, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,675
Posted By jiminnc

hardboard siding joints

I'm helping out some people by replacing some rotted hardboard siding. In some cases I only replace a section of a 16' board, which means I then have an extra butt joint. I could not find preformed...
03-02-06, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,308
Posted By jiminnc

mtujohn - the above relies all made valid reasons...

mtujohn - the above relies all made valid reasons for removing the masonite, but there is one more important reason. Masonite (hardboard) siding has a nasty habit of getting wet and acting like a...
03-02-06, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,071
Posted By jiminnc

Red face thanks for the help

I appreciate all of your inputs. I did find Louisiana Pacific hardboard siding at Lowes with the right profile.
02-22-06, 05:46 PM
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Views: 14,071
Posted By jiminnc

thanks for replys

thanks to Manhattan42 and Jack the Contractor for info on masonite. The hardy plank probably makes the most sense because new masonite will eventually fail.
02-19-06, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,071
Posted By jiminnc

dreaded masonite siding issues

I do charity work helping poor folks with home repairs and I am running into a lot of rotting masonite siding. Residing is out of the question due to cost. In most cases I need to replace only a...
11-11-04, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,498
Posted By jiminnc

Buy the siding tool previously mentioned and...

Buy the siding tool previously mentioned and here's how to remove a piece of vinyl siding in the middle of a wall.
1) using the siding tool unhook the bottom lip of the siding piece(s) ABOVE the one...
11-11-04, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,756
Posted By jiminnc

Here's anoth suggestion. Go to a vinyl siding...

Here's anoth suggestion. Go to a vinyl siding supplier (Lowes and HD will not carry this) and buy a large vinyl mounting plate. This plate will have a outside groove on all 4 sides to receive the...
11-11-04, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,442
Posted By jiminnc

jim in nc

Q first - why are you replacing vinyl siding? Are you changing the color?
You can work on one side at a time unless you are replacing the corner boards (color change?) as they affect two sides. ...
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Views: 3,926
Posted By jiminnc

Normally you would paint before installing...

Normally you would paint before installing flooring to prevent paint splattering on the floor, but becuase you are installing UNFINISHED flooring I would recommend painting last. The new flooring...
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Views: 1,057
Posted By jiminnc

Unless you can drive nails thru subfloor into...

Unless you can drive nails thru subfloor into joists the 2 1/2 nails are overkill. You would end up with 1 1/2 inches in wood and 1 inch in space below subfloor.
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Views: 998
Posted By jiminnc

You can buy an undercut saw at Lowes/HD in the...

You can buy an undercut saw at Lowes/HD in the flooring dept. It will make the job somewhat simple.
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Views: 929
Posted By jiminnc

Sounds like the gutter pro wants to use gutter...

Sounds like the gutter pro wants to use gutter hangers that attach to the roof under the shingles. Even using this method he should be able to carefully lift the shingles to attach hardware. ...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,182
Posted By jiminnc

Smile Extending the downspout ends is a very good idea,...

Extending the downspout ends is a very good idea, but only if you have a downward slope away from the house. Otherwise the water will run back toward the house. At a previous home I did extend the...
09-05-04, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,281
Posted By jiminnc

You can buy a vinyl venting block at lowes/home...

You can buy a vinyl venting block at lowes/home depot that is made for that exactly. The vent will protrude from the block and you can run vinyl around the block. Your idea to continue siding to...
09-05-04, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,353
Posted By jiminnc

House Dr has the right answer. This box he talks...

House Dr has the right answer. This box he talks about is commonly referred to as a birdhouse. The bottom of the triangular piece should be level and the top should match the angle of the rake. ...
09-05-04, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,329
Posted By jiminnc

removing siding

here's how to remove damaged siding strip. Unhook the bottom of siding pieces (usually 2) above the damaged siding, but do not remove these pieces. This exposes the nail strip of damaged siding. ...
09-05-04, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,329
Posted By jiminnc

mismatch on new siding piece

You will have a slight mismatch with a new piece of siding. but here is the fix. If the siding with a hole is in a prominent area (front of house) replace it with siding from a non-prominent area...
09-05-04, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,152
Posted By jiminnc

As a volunteer for Habitat I have installed vinyl...

As a volunteer for Habitat I have installed vinyl siding on over 50 homes. The horizontal and vertical changes will show especially when viewed when standing close to the house and looking up and/or...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,986
Posted By jiminnc

Most laminate companies discourage if not frown...

Most laminate companies discourage if not frown on installing laminate in a wet area such as a kitchen or bathroom. The danger is having water leaking into a seam or edge and swelling it. If you...
Replies: 2
Views: 930
Posted By jiminnc

suggest following the instructions as that will...

suggest following the instructions as that will make for a much stronger floor.
Installing blocking on 24" cc would be a monumental task assuming you have access to joists considering the room size....
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