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Old 05-13-2012, 03:05 PM   #1
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Any ideas for a quick-fix?

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Old 05-13-2012, 04:10 PM   #2
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I’d dig out and clean up all the garbage between the siding and the rock then cut a piece of 2x3 Cedar to fit in-between the siding and rock, scribing in and cutting the Cedar on the rock side to get a close fit, caulk both sides with a polyurethane based caulk and paint to match.

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Old 05-13-2012, 04:41 PM   #3
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If your going to do home repairs right your going to have to get past the quick, cheap fix thing, unless you like doing it again.
I personaly would use 1 X 4 vinyl instead, it will never rot, need sealing, transfure moisture.
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The quickest fix (not necessarily the best) is going to be to get ALL the old caulking/sealant/crap out of there, the fill it with a GOOD quality exterior paintable caulk.
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If your going to do home repairs right your going to have to get past the quick, cheap fix thing, unless you like doing it again.
I personaly would use 1 X 4 vinyl instead, it will never rot, need sealing, transfure moisture.
So you would just tear off all of the (what appears to be cedar) siding, and replace it with vinyl, as a solution to this problem?
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Id dig out and clean up all the garbage between the siding and the rock then cut a piece of 2x3 Cedar to fit in-between the siding and rock, scribing in and cutting the Cedar on the rock side to get a close fit, caulk both sides with a polyurethane based caulk and paint to match.
That's what I was thinking, thanks for verifying. The only thing else that came to mind was maybe a big gap foam sealant but that probably wouldn't look too good.
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The quickest fix (not necessarily the best) is going to be to get ALL the old caulking/sealant/crap out of there, the fill it with a GOOD quality exterior paintable caulk.
You can fill a 1" gap w/ caulk?
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No not the siding, just replace the trash that was used to fill the gap from the siding to stone with vinyl lumber.
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No not the siding, just replace the trash that was used to fill the gap from the siding to stone with vinyl lumber.
+1. Something like a piece of Azek is perfect for this spot. Paintable, and will be there longer than the stone wall.
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That's what I was thinking, thanks for verifying. The only thing else that came to mind was maybe a big gap foam sealant but that probably wouldn't look too good.
Spray foam breaks down in the sun.
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Scribe a piece of Azek (or other weather resistant trim board) with a compass\scribe. Follow the scribe line with a jig saw or coping saw. Fine tune the cut with a rasp. Install it, caulk it and paint it if desired.

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