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    Windows on Wash's Avatar

    Should you invest in new siding?

    In most of our vinyl applications, we are going with the incorporated insulation to provide additional R-value and rigidity.
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    Posted 11-30-2019 at 06:50 PM by Windows on Wash Windows on Wash is online now
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    Which Siding material goes the distance?

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    Our NY home has vinyl siding installed in 1989 when I owned a siding company and it has performed well. Our FL home is CMU with stucco. That is popular in central FL but not in NY.
    Siding, being an exterior weather barrier, is very installation sensitive. Faulty flashings, weeps done wrong or skipped, even improper driving of fasteners make the difference between success and failure.
    Good summary of products, thanks.

    Thank you. Good to have another pro on the board and your observations and commentary are spot on.
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    Posted 11-30-2019 at 01:33 PM by Windows on Wash Windows on Wash is online now
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    Trees & tires

    I had a similar experience. My truck had its new spare tire, so my buddy at the local garage put the spare on the shiny wheel and his best used tire on as a spare. It cost me buying him lunch.
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    Posted 11-30-2019 at 10:02 AM by Old Thomas Old Thomas is offline
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    Which Siding material goes the distance?

    Our NY home has vinyl siding installed in 1989 when I owned a siding company and it has performed well. Our FL home is CMU with stucco. That is popular in central FL but not in NY.
    Siding, being an exterior weather barrier, is very installation sensitive. Faulty flashings, weeps done wrong or skipped, even improper driving of fasteners make the difference between success and failure.
    Good summary of products, thanks.
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    Posted 11-30-2019 at 09:58 AM by Old Thomas Old Thomas is offline
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    Should you invest in new siding?

    I agree with everything except the insulative part. Fiber cement siding is typically R 0.50 and vinyl is R 0.61, but vinyl allows air circulation negating itís R value. Underlayments can provide insulation and air barriers, but siding itself does almost nothing.
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    Posted 11-30-2019 at 09:48 AM by Old Thomas Old Thomas is offline
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    57 mph wind. Whatís it like?

    I LOL'ed at the lawnmower for the generator comment. It might be a common story for I heard it told in Memphis after a storm knocked out power to most of the city. I say storm but it was mostly straight-line winds of over 100 mph. I was lucky to be in the middle of nowhere in Mississippi when it hit. No trees- just bean or cotton fields. I had been zipping along the highway in my truck. The wind slowed me down considerably. First chance I got to pull over I parked my a$$ into the wind at a place where nothing could get blown down on me. It's been like 15 years but maybe it lasted five very long minutes. When I got back to the city, beau coup trees were down and power out for like 80% of the city- nearly 2 weeks for some folks!
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    Posted 09-19-2019 at 05:33 PM by Fman Fman is offline
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    Serious threat.

    Our City inspectors look like strong authority figures. Besides the big badge at their waist and other stuff hooked to their belt they now have to wear bullet proof vests. (Even tho this area is relatively quiet)

    Frustrating the neighbor didn't listen to me, or to my daughter, but only took action when the city got involved.
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    Posted 08-22-2018 at 07:26 AM by Startingover Startingover is online now
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    Serious threat.

    The city inspector called us today and said the matter is resolved. He explained to the neighbor you can't cause holes in other people's property and the neighbor agreed to correct the problem.
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    Posted 08-19-2018 at 07:53 PM by Startingover Startingover is online now
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    Almost in trouble

    Hahahaha.
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    Posted 08-12-2018 at 05:01 PM by Startingover Startingover is online now
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    Almost in trouble

    Innocent but scolded...yeah.

    It was 65 years ago, but seems like yesterday.
    Dad dressed me down pretty good for breaking a window. I didn't break it, but I knew better than to interrupt one of his stern lectures.

    When it was over, I asked why he thought I broke it. He was surprised, "...you mean you didn't do it?"

    "Nope, it was Bruce."

    "Hold on, let's get your brother in here. BRUCE, GET IN HERE!"

    Bruce slinked in, staying near the door in case he needed to make an abrupt exit. "Yeah?"

    "You told me Jim broke the window. He tells me that YOU did it. What happened? The TRUTH!"

    "...well...yeah, I threw the rock, BUT HE DUCKED!"
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    Posted 07-31-2018 at 03:00 AM by jimfarwell jimfarwell is offline
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    Hatachi NT65GAPR PROBLEMS

    Hi, TreeClimber21 - This is 18 months late...sorry 'bout that.

    I had a similar problem with a Passlode nailer (it stopped working after about 75 or 100 nails). Tried a total cleaning, a fresh battery, and a fresh fuel cell, but had the same problem. I took it to a friend -- not an authorized repairman, but a wizard...you know the type. He fooled around with a toothpick and an air-blaster, and removed a tiny blockage, he said it was no bigger than a grain of sand, from INSIDE the fuel-cell connector. It has worked flawlessly ever since. I can't say your problem is identical, or even similar, but....

    Question: Why in heaven's name did you post this as a BLOG? You'd have received a lot more views, and likely several answers, if you'd started a thread in an appropriate forum. ...Just my two cents.
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    Posted 06-16-2018 at 01:35 PM by jimfarwell jimfarwell is offline
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    Dentist

    I can top your story, $17,000 last year, 4 front teeth.
    Back at the dentist for another implant yesterday.

    Beats false teeth though. Very thankful that the technology exist to do things like implants.
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    Posted 05-23-2018 at 08:04 AM by hkstroud hkstroud is offline
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    Almost in trouble

    Don't let "little" people ruin your day. Think of how important she must have felt getting to "correct" someone after being stuck in the files all day.
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    Posted 05-23-2018 at 04:35 AM by hkstroud hkstroud is offline
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    DIY done celebration

    I'm getting hungry. Sounds like quite a spread to be honest.
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    Posted 12-12-2017 at 07:22 AM by Windows on Wash Windows on Wash is online now
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    R.I.P. dear friend

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Things always seem darkest before the dawn. I will be keeping you in my prayers and hope that the Lord brings you comfort and solace at this difficult time.

    Not all of your friends are gone, rest assured of that.
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    Posted 12-12-2017 at 07:21 AM by Windows on Wash Windows on Wash is online now
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    DIY done celebration

    Too cute.
    A 5 yo at the party looked at my deviled eggs, garnished with black sliced olives and said, "those eggs have tires on them."

    Only a boy would say that.
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    Posted 10-28-2017 at 09:16 PM by Startingover Startingover is online now
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    Dentist

    Ouch. Holy Smokes buddy. I have had family members with extensive dental reconstruction and my heart goes out to you. Dental pain is not for the faint hearted.
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    Posted 10-26-2017 at 07:49 AM by Windows on Wash Windows on Wash is online now
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    Dog bite

    I just saw this. So sorry about the bite. Was the dog tested for rabies? Did you call animal control? I suppose the hospital would report a dog bite. In this area, there are police/sheriff/animal control logs & dog bites seem to happen more than you would think, especially from pit bulls.

    The MD could have explained a little more. Regular clinics rarely give IV antibiotics. A hospital has the lab facilities to run a culture and do a quick gram stain that will show what the probable bacteria is, as well as give the antibiotic. The culture takes about 3 days but the gram stain results can allow them to put you on a broad spectrum antibiotic (covers a lot of types of bacteria). When the culture comes back, they can give you a more appropriate antibiotic if needed.

    The Dr. may have been blunt because many people ignore infections & they can become cellulitis then blood poisoning (septic shock).

    I hope you're doing fine by now.
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    Posted 05-27-2017 at 06:51 PM by Nik333 Nik333 is offline
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    Dog bite

    Ouch! I'm sorry this happened to you Startingover! What a shock it must have been to be attacked like that. It's good that the IV drip helped though. Hopefully the neighbor does something so that the dog can't attack anyone again.

    Barb
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    Posted 05-02-2017 at 06:56 PM by gma2rjc gma2rjc is offline
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    Speaker Wall Plates

    Great information here thank-you,

    http://www.florencepaintpros.com/
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    Posted 07-23-2016 at 04:48 PM by jpacelt jpacelt is offline



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