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Old 10-28-2013, 07:50 PM   #1
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Replacing trim/framing around exterior window.


Our home is over 30 years old and has started to show some areas on the exterior where these is some wood rott. This particular area was caused by a sprinkler head which has since been fixed.

I have pulled of the rotter trim pieces and have pulled off some of the plywood siding. As you can see in the pictures, some of the wood under the initial layer of plywood siding show rott towards the bottom. I an effort to not tear up the brick or the mortart b/t the plywood siding I used my sawzall to go as deep as I could and cut the nails.

The problem is that the piece will ot budge. My initial thought is that their is some type of fastener that is in the wood but covered by the brick that I can not get to. I am not worried abuot messing up the mortar...I can fix that.

Help me get these rooted pieces out so that I can do it right and do it once.



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Old 10-28-2013, 08:47 PM   #2
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Something looks very wrong to me.
Why is that window sticking out so far from the wall?
That framing is some of the poorest I've seen in a while.
Untreated plywood in direct contact with the brick and mortar, hmm.
Jacks just hanging in the air.
Where's the bottom sill plate the window should be sitting on?
There's no window tape on the nailing fin.
There's no house wrap.
I'm not seeing any foam to seal the gaps.
To me it looks like someone found some used windows someplace that were to small and shimmed them to fit an old hole where a bay or bow window had been.
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There is a 2x4 that goes across the front of those studs...it is being replaced as well.
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If you want to "do it right and do it once" you need to tear the whole thing out and redo it. You are lucky that you don't live in a place prone to a lot of driving rain. As others have noted, that installation is wrong in so many ways.
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:43 AM   #5
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Odd set up to say the least.
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