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Old 08-07-2017, 10:16 PM   #76
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ok, so I mentioned before that the outside walls of this trailer are mostly 2x2s, hence our reason for deciding to install a new roof , supported by poles. However, we tore out the middle section last and discovered it was built with 2x4s. So the 2 end walls(front and back) had 2x4s for about a 9ft section, then it transitioned to the 2x2s for about 7ft on each side. So on the back, we just took out the 2x2s and replaced them with 2x4s and joined it to the 9ft middle section of 2x4s. This gave us a roughly 24' back wall of solid 2x4s. But in the front, that wide 6ft double door took up most of that 9ft section of 2x4s, so we just decided to rebuild that entire front wall. Removing that wall and with the new roof, wow I could totally see it taking shape into something decent looking!
If you look at the original pic before we started, All the lower sections are 2x2s and that middle taller section is the part that was 2x4s
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You guys are making it look easy.
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Working in the lap of luxury with the orange roofed cook shack right handy.
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whew that canopy was our only place of relief at times while we were tearing off the old roof and putting on the new! As you can see, we are in the middle of an open field with no trees at all! Heat index of around 100 or MORE most every day in July while we were out there! We were scary hot, I made runs to the store for powerade almost daily there for a while. The humidity was unreal high, with pop up showers happening constantly for the first 2 weeks in July, so we were sweating unreal. I am also covered with bites that wont heal. I think thats some problem with me however, as the boys and my husband have not gotten many bites. The bites they did get, went away quickly. So evidently im having an allergic reaction to my bites. Im wondering if since this place set, with no one using it for around 5 yrs, if there are mites in the wood or something?
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We are just a little north of you but we sure know about the heat and humidity.

You may need to see a doctor about that, it could get worse.
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well you were right, it did get worse!Spread to both legs and arms, turned out to be poison oak/ivy. Once I found out what it was, I washed it with vinegar each day and mixed coconut oil, peppermint oil, lavender oil and tea tree oil together and rubbed on it. Within a few days it started drying up, no more blisters now
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boy what a difference it made once we put that siding on the front! Now it seems like we are finally getting somewhere! Since the structure is turned "wrong" for a residential structure we decided to work with it and plan to do "shotgun home" type features. Hence the door being on one side in the front.

We got the siding for $15 a sheet, its 4x9 so works great. Its like vinyl and osb in one. Its masonite? and has a rustic wood look up close. I didnt want to paint it because the rustic look is not just the texture but in coloring too. So I didnt want to cover it up, so they said to just seal it. With what? Like deck sealer or some kind of house wood sealer?

You can see the side where we are framing up 2x4s between the posts to hold the siding. Its on 2 ft centers. Since the posts are 10ft apart, my dad was worried it would sag at the bottom so we got some 2x6s and turned them on side, doubled, and then put the 2x4s on top of that. You can also see where we are framing up for new windows. The others were single pane plate glass and way too ,many of them to appear residential. Also going to put a door there on the side, going into the kitchen.
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took a break from the heat and framed up some interior walls too! Here is some of the beginning and during pics to compare. It helps me to look at those and realize that we are slowly getting somewhere. We work on this almost 6 days a week. Sometime just a couple hrs a day, sometimes all day. So it seems like we should be farther than we are........We are getting it ready for our son to live in and he is getting married in Oct so just not sure if we can do it in time. But surely atleast we will have a bedroom and bathroom complete by then.
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If that is Masonite, seal it everywhere, and really good especially the bottom edges, Masonite doesn't hold up well for an extended time. I would ask a pro painter here on the forum what would be best to seal that with.
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If it is masonite [not sure they still sell it] you should oil prime and then apply 1-2 coats of latex house paint. It looks more like T-111. Could you post a pic or two showing the back side and the edge?

Poison ivy or oak ain't no fun!! I get into it more weeks than not BUT if you wash up within 15 minutes or so you can generally wash away whatever it is gives you the reaction. I've always heard that if you don't do anything the poison ivy rash will clear up in 14 days but if you doctor it - it will be gone in 2 weeks
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Well I had been battling these places on my legs for around 8 weeks. They would get bad, then start to heal, then flare back up. Thats why I thought something was biting me and I still think there was some bites mixed in. But this last time it got really bad and spread everywhere. I have an immune problem so thats why I felt I needed to treat it. i was afraid my body couldnt fight it off on its on. So not sure if my "treatment" was what made the change or if it was just time, but anyways its all dried up now!

Here are some pics of the siding. It doesnt swell or come apart if left in the rain but its def not wood or T-111.
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I'd oil prime including the bottom edge and then use a quality latex house paint. If you have any areas where the siding will be close to the ground - back prime those panels 4"-6" up.
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so is it masonite?
I chose this because of the nice distressed wood look. Is there no way to seal it without painting over it?

Its 2 ft from the ground so not touching near the ground/ There will be underpinning from the bottom of this siding to the ground.
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so is it masonite?
I chose this because of the nice distressed wood look. Is there no way to seal it without painting over it?

Its 2 ft from the ground so not touching near the ground/ There will be underpinning from the bottom of this siding to the ground.
It looks like K3 boarb. Kitchen cupboards the stuff that is white inside the cupboards.
Does it have a name.
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ok, so I found out it something called "hardboard" and its not really a good product
I shouldve went with the T-111.
Since we are mainly using it to hide the ugly old trailer walls, I guess it will do in this situation. But when we build a house next I know NOT to use it. A contractor (who was giving the pros and cons) said it would last much longer if I would paint the back of it before installing and also the edges as Mark said. I guess I need to paint it all around.
Sigh, not what I wanted to hear.
The only thing about it that might be better than the T-111 is that it wont have to be painted as often as wood(or so I was told). But its not as strong as T-111 by a long shot. He said if I dont paint the back of it, moisture will eventually break it down from the inside out. He didnt really have anything to say about the outside finish, but rather made it sound like the weakness came from the back. ...
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