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Old 08-16-2017, 09:11 PM   #91
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Oil base primer on the back and edges I would guess.
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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.
That isn't brand name Masonite, but it is a fiber board which is the same thing. My wife and I love the rustic look so we bought the same type board for our living room and white washed it a couple different colors to look kinda like old barn wood. (picture below)

They do make a clear oil base paint, from what I am seeing, and the fellow told you right, you need to seal it everywhere especially edges and back side, you should get quite a few years out of it, It can last a good while. Paint often when showing signs of wear will prolong it being replaced. I laid an unprotected piece out in the weather for about a couple weeks and on sign of swelling but if left unprotected for very long, it will swell.

Here is how we did the fiber board in our living room.
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Old 08-17-2017, 01:36 AM   #93
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If you want to give that stuff a real chance of stay dry and breathing you might look at rainscreening.
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That looks amazing , big jim!

That some serious prevention with the rainscreening. Im wondering about the difference in our weather. We dont have much of a winter but a very humid summer so im wondering if we still have as much exposure to wet? I dont know but the main thing im worrying about in this situation is that we left the metal trailer siding on. I was told it might sweat. So that worries me that will have even more moisture behind that siding than normal. I for sure think i need to leave a place for it to drain.....like a 1/2" gap or something between the trailer and the outside 2x4 wall....?
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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.
I thought i couldnt put something latex based over an oil base? So its ok to put latex paint over an oil based primer? Just making sure i dont mess something else up....
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Yes, latex paint can be applied over oil base primer. Latex will adhere to weathered oil base finish paint, just not shiny oil that is in good shape. Oil base primer does a better job of sealing the substrate than latex primer does.

The old masonite siding held up well provided it was kept well painted. Moisture getting absorbed by the siding was it's downfall.
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My grandparents still have the masonite siding on their house (over 50 yrs old) so thats why my dad thought it would be better than wood(t-111). Cause it never rotted and they didnt have to paint it as often as he and his wood siding. But they may have made it better back then. It seemed heavier than this stuff i bought.
Well we are working on the plumbing and electrical this week. Keep finding things that need to be adjusted/ prepped for drywall and flooring.....
I think we have spent over $6k so far. My husband is a plumber and my dad/brother are doing the electrical so thankfully dont have that expense. Still covering the walls and floors are gonna cost another grand probably even though we will do the work ourselves. plus i have to get my uncle to do all the insulation. So i think i will be going over my $7k budget somewhat If i can get this project done for less than 10 grand i will be happy. Son will live in it a few yrs and then we will rent out and hopefully recoup these expenses.
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If your son is able to pay rent he'll likely appreciate the place to live more, if not try getting some sweat equity out of him .... all those things build character!

Masonite can last a long time if it never gets wet. Most masonite siding fails because either it wasn't primed/painted properly in the first place or repainted as needed.
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Yeah we are requiring him to put in 275 hrs of labor there for each year of rent. He has 200hrs invested so far ,so by the time his wedding gets here he will easily have one yr of rent paid for. Then next yr we want 2 porches, a deck and storage shed built so he should be able to work off another yr of rent. After that he has to move out or start paying cash rent.
He is a registered plumbing apprentice and has worked summers since he was 14. He has now graduated highschool and worked a yr full time. I told him this summer was like a college course in construction as he learned ALOT during the course of this project!
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Things feel slow now. All the plumbing is done, and we are starting on electrical. Prob take us another week to get ready for insulation. Once we can start covering up all these studs, inside and out, i know it will feel like we are finally making some progress again. Oh yeah, my husband wants to put one of those mini splits in. Is that what they r called? ONe head or thing that hangs on wall in living area , and another in bedroom area. . Maybe also callled zoned heating/cooling? Anyone have any experience with those? ARE they really more efficient than a traditional central unit?
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Things feel slow now. All the plumbing is done, and we are starting on electrical. Prob take us another week to get ready for insulation. Once we can start covering up all these studs, inside and out, i know it will feel like we are finally making some progress again. Oh yeah, my husband wants to put one of those mini splits in. Is that what they r called? ONe head or thing that hangs on wall in living area , and another in bedroom area. . Maybe also callled zoned heating/cooling? Anyone have any experience with those? ARE they really more efficient than a traditional central unit?
I would post another question in HVAC for that.
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ok, so it seemed we were stuck on wiring forever. As we prepped for drywall and siding, we kept finding things that needed to be done. We ended up using a fiberboard for the living room/dining/kitchen that I found for $2 per 16ft length, 9inches tall. It kind of looks like shiplap. Came out to approx $5 per 4x8 area which was half the cost of drywall, plus I dont have to pay someone to install or finish it. So im very happy with it. ALso the insulation guy has been putting some insulation in as we finished with areas of wiring.
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What do you intend to cover the ceiling with? Normally the ceiling gets done before the walls.
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THE CEiling is long sheets of corragated metal. I will prob trim out around the top of walls with a rough cut 1x4 so it didnt matter which we put up first. I had something wide enough to screw to either way
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