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Old 08-04-2009, 09:16 PM   #31
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I agree with MJW. May I suggest use some pliers to bend back on itself the tips of the sharp corners on all flashing? Of course you will use a weatherproof box cover on the electrical receptacles (GFCI protected) as you had before. Keep those children safe.

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The question I have is if you hired someone to do the siding, do you think they would've said anything, or been in a hurry to get to the next job and just blasted the siding on.
I think most contractors would have raised it up as a potential issue. The last thing most contractors would want is to be called back to redo work 6 months from now. I agree with MJW that most of the resistance would come from the homeowner questioning the seriousness of the problem or the motivation of the contractor.

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Nice job by the way. I'm sure anyone could pick out a few things you could do different, but most of it is just opinion. Good job for a DIYer.
I'm trying to do a real 'pro' quality job with this and do it the right way. Generally I'm pretty well researched so I think my techniques are generally ok but where a pro would kick my butt is speed. If I was doing this for a living I'd starve because I'm so dang slow.

I'd appreciate your pro insight though. Are there some specific things, even little things, that you see that you'd do differently? Remember I started on the side/back of the house first for a reason so I could learn as I go. The important side, the front, is still untouched.
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:11 AM   #33
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I agree with MJW. May I suggest use some pliers to bend back on itself the tips of the sharp corners on all flashing? Of course you will use a weatherproof box cover on the electrical receptacles (GFCI protected) as you had before. Keep those children safe.

Be safe, G
good tip on the flashing; I'll do that. And yes the photo of the receptacle was taken when it was 'in progress'. It still needed a pvc box extender and waterproof cover.
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Old 08-05-2009, 04:05 PM   #35
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usually use vinyl Jboxes for the protrusions like the dryer vent and receptacles. We use electrical J boxes for the outlets that have a box inside them and then install a bubble type clear cover. The dryer vents also are made with a J box and match color. Just little things like that. Not that anything is incorrect, just preference mainly. The electrical box is code here, but not everywhere.

I looked at another job today with almost the same color in Hardie. I really don't care for their woodgrain. It is so blotchy, and the seams show it up close.

Please don't take my post as ridicule.
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Time to bump this thread back to the top and update my progress.

Well, its now Day 28 of my project and I'm in the home stretch. Three sides are done and I've finally started the front.

I am on vacation this week so with the kids back in school I'm hoping to make some progress.

I've attached a 'before' shot of the front and I'll post a few more pics tonight showing the last few days work.
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Old 09-09-2009, 07:36 PM   #37
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hey, i am really impressed! you make DIY'er proud

i totally understand where you're coming from. i resided my 2 story home last year. my quote for the job was closer to $30K (includes 13K for material). that was high, but nobody does board & batten anymore apparently. so i DIY. it was one H#LL of a lot of work, labour. but was worth the experience.

can't wait to see your next project, i'm sure it'll turn out super.

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Not bad at all for a first timer.I guess all the experience with the inside work has helped give you the edge for this profect.
Great seeing #1 son helping out with this.
Keep the pics coming!
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Old 09-09-2009, 10:51 PM   #39
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Made a bit of progress the past couple of days.

I managed to replace two windows and a small part of the front wall.

I've really enjoyed working on this part of the house. It's low to the ground so no ladders which is good, and all the neighbours come over and tell me how much they approve, also good.

The closeup of the window in the pics is the one on the left under the mailbox, my sons room. The framing of that one was pretty good, the right hand window was a bit more of a mess and I had to remove and replace the sill plate, good times.

Tomorrow I'm tackling the bay window!! It may test my abilities but I'm giving it a go. The worst thing that happens is that we have to spend a night or two with a plastic tarp over the opening

Wish me luck.

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Does your City/County make you bring the windows up to today's egress (escape) code with any siding improvements over a certain dollar limit? Those windows for a bedroom basement look undersized.

With ground egress, the minimum size window that opens is 5 square feet, with a min. width of 20" (by 41") and a min. height of 24" (by 34"). And 44" max. off the finished floor to the opening. http://www.taunton.com/finehomebuild...s-windows.aspx http://www.codecheck.com/cc/pg07_08building.html The second required basement (if habitable) egress (other than the interior stairs) can be met by a egress sized basement bedroom window.

Now would be the time to change the windows to be safe for your family and a future buying family.
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Does your City/County make you bring the windows up to today's egress (escape) code with any siding improvements over a certain dollar limit? Those windows for a bedroom basement look undersized.

With ground egress, the minimum size window that opens is 5 square feet, with a min. width of 20" (by 41") and a min. height of 24" (by 34"). And 44" max. off the finished floor to the opening. http://www.taunton.com/finehomebuild...s-windows.aspx http://www.codecheck.com/cc/pg07_08building.html The second required basement (if habitable) egress (other than the interior stairs) can be met by a egress sized basement bedroom window.

Now would be the time to change the windows to be safe for your family and a future buying family.
Be safe, Gary
Thanks Gary and I think I'm A-ok.

The window is 34" in height, so exceeds 24", check.
48" wide with each side 24", so exceeds 20", check,
Total area is 11.3 sq ft, so exceeds 5 sf, check,
bottom of window is 44" off the finished floor, check.

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Excellent! I need to clarify my previous for anyone else. "min. width of 20" (by 41")" That is 20" wide by 41"high, min. AND "min. height 24" (by 34")" ----- that is min. height 24"x34"wide.

So your 34" high x 24" wide, just made it. It has to multiply to meet or exceed 5 sq. ft. ground access, 5.7 sq. ft. above grade access. You equal 5.67. An above grade would have to be 1/2" bigger on the height 34" with 24" width. Total opening size, not glass included.
5sq.ft. multiplied by 144 sq,in.= 720 sq.in. divided by 24" = 30" high You = +4" Or 720 divided by 34" high = 21-1/4" wide. You = +2-3/4" It's the combination of the two with each ones minimum, not mixing. Thank you for letting me clarify (I hope) that for others reading your post.
Next project: build some saw horses, my back hurt just looking at your chop saw down there! lol. Be safe, Gary
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thanks again Gary. One other thing with the window egress. Given that these are casements and you never know when you have to get out of the house quick, I opted for wide opening hardware. At max opening it opens perpendicular to the wall.

btw.. I spent the day causing destruction and mayhem with my bay window. I can't bring myself to describe the carnage just yet. Suffice it to say is that I'm glad it's not raining tonight or there would be water in my living room.

I'll post some of the pics tomorrow, oh joy, the embarrassment.
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Is your Bay window all one piece?
Mine was built in place with 3 windows
I've decided to rebuild it again with 3 windows - easier to handle
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Mine also was three separate windows as will the new one.

More accurately, it is now just a big hole in the wall covered in plastic... what have I done... should have just left this bay well enough alone.

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