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Old 07-27-2010, 07:07 PM   #16
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HardieSoffit used as Siding with H Bar <--don't do this


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Anyway.......some of us have work to do. Point taken, please move along, nothing to see here.

Thanks to wikfishron for the good advice, and if anyone else has any constructive advice I would appreciate it. Thank you!
I guess you got what you paid for. Good luck trying to fix it.

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Old 07-27-2010, 07:29 PM   #17
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Other than starting over, I would get some white painted metal "Z" flashing, with the 1-1/2"-2" lip. Cut the old plastic parting bead out 1" above the siding piece bottom. Tip the new flash in and under the top siding piece so siding is still 1" over the flashing top. Be sure to bend the 90* flatter (95*) for water spill. Overlap ends 12" with caulk between. Leave 1/4"gap from flash inside bend to upper siding board. Grind the nail heads off if needed on the lower edge of siding board, new nail after flash install.

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Old 07-27-2010, 10:24 PM   #18
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Hardie soffit is installed properly when.............it is installed properly...........for where it's supposed to go..... for soffit like it's supposed to be used for. What makes you think you can install soffit on the walls when it was never designed for the walls?

This is what happens when you totally disregard using a product the right way. Soffits are meant to be used a soffits, not siding.
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A contractor built your house?
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And you trusted him learning on your house? Was he the cheapest contractor at the time? We all have to learn somewhere, but this guy sounds like his very first project was your house. Anyone starting out with a slight bit of common sense does not use soffit for siding. Who would even be so stupid not including you comedian.
Wow, are you for real? I think in the first post of this topic, the guy admitted to knowing he screwed up. Why do you think you need to put him down even further, numerous times? Are you serious dude?
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Old 07-28-2010, 02:41 PM   #19
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Some guys you invite over for a beer, some guys ya don't.

I'm looking forward to trying some of the constructive suggestions I've received here. Thanks again everybody.

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