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Old 02-25-2011, 03:37 AM   #16
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what should i use as furring strip ? can i buy it under such name at HD/lowes or do i need to makeshift one ?

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you can usually buy PT or cedar strapping... or just makeshift...

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To get the same angle on the first course of siding as the rest, you would just rip the top edge off a piece of siding and use it as your starter strip. Pre-drill it and nail at or just above the bottom edge of the sheathing. The first course of siding should overhang the starter strip by a half inch or so for drip. Depending on the layout, with any luck the leftover piece of lap you have from cutting the starter strip can be used as the top course of siding.

Realistically tho, a small difference in the angle won't be noticeable except maybe at the corner boards. So if you're tight on materials or don't care to figure the layout, PT or cedar strapping is fine to use. Since the starter strip won't be seen, you can keep everyone happy and use galvanized nails on it.
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To get the same angle on the first course of siding as the rest, you would just rip the top edge off a piece of siding and use it as your starter strip. Pre-drill it and nail at or just above the bottom edge of the sheathing.
This is the norm
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I have done that if I know I will be ripping down a piece anyway, but cedar siding isn't exactly cheap.
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I have done that if I know I will be ripping down a piece anyway, but cedar siding isn't exactly cheap.
Agreed. If he figures the layout first, he'll know if he can do it.

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