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huntercrow 01-28-2011 02:38 PM

installing vinyl siding around an electrical service on an older house
 
I am going to in stall Vinyl siding to my house which is clad with cedar shakes and i am leaving the shakes on and puting the vinyl over them .How do i get around the Electrical service and the mast holding the wires coming into the house with the vinyl siding? JOHN

Dwoodsmith 01-28-2011 02:50 PM

Hard saying, not seeing, but if you can surround your problem area w/ 1xwhatever
, then you can run your J-channel around that.

huntercrow 01-28-2011 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dwoodsmith (Post 579780)
Hard saying, not seeing, but if you can surround your problem area w/ 1xwhatever
, then you can run your J-channel around that.

Thanks for your quick respose. Do you mean to put say 1x3 around the mast and service box and then put the j channel the 1x3?

rjniles 01-28-2011 03:52 PM

Just run j channel around the box and up both sides of the mast.

huntercrow 01-28-2011 03:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rjniles (Post 579836)
Just run j channel around the box and up both sides of the mast.

Thanks for your reply Is that what most siders do and does it look good when finished

Dwoodsmith 01-28-2011 04:12 PM

It could be as simple as the other guy said. I avoid doing vinyl siding like the plague, though I've done acres of all the other kinds. Sometimes there's a wire or a pipe going into the wall in so that it's impossible to notch the siding gracefully in a way that comes out decent. That's when I do what I said. I 'trim' around it with wood a little thicker than the siding, then butt the siding neatly to that.


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