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I have yet found a way to easily remove and install T1-11. Want to see if anyone has some ideas:

1) Removal - Removing T1-11 with Ring Shank nails is a disaster. I have bought and tried every tool I can find including Cat Paws, Nail Pullers, Metal Cut off wheel on a grinder (man that was a disaster), 4 foot crow bars, using hold saw to cut out the nails and so forth.

2) Hanging - How in the world do people hold this heavy wood in place to hang it. The house has block on bottom so I cannot nail into that. I have tried to create a fulcrum and that sorta works but a pain.

I was thinking about using some sort of L shaped metal and leaving it in place but then it would stick out.

Any ideas on how to easily hold T1-11 up to position and nail it in
 

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I would have left it there and put house wrap on it.

With a cats claw you have to drive it deep into the wood and then under the head. But then you pull the head off and insert expletives.


How far off the ground are you working?
 

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I would have left it there and put house wrap on it.

With a cats claw you have to drive it deep into the wood and then under the head. But then you pull the head off and insert expletives.


How far off the ground are you working?
I would have housewrapped and then installed hardi, but the T1-11 was badly rotted and it needed to be removed. Some I might just cut off the bottom.

About 1 foot off the ground or so.

Cat Claw is super slow and like you said just bust the head off again and again.
 

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I would have housewrapped and then installed hardi, but the T1-11 was badly rotted and it needed to be removed. Some I might just cut off the bottom.

About 1 foot off the ground or so.

Cat Claw is super slow and like you said just bust the head off again and again.
And you are overlapping the concrete some?

Maybe??

Adapt an angle bracket with a slot for a nail.

Nail it to the wall with the nail between the bottom plate and the concrete.
After a few nails high on the sheet, knock the bracket off leave the nail there.
 

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And you are overlapping the concrete some?

Maybe??

Adapt an angle bracket with a slot for a nail.

Nail it to the wall with the nail between the bottom plate and the concrete.
After a few nails high on the sheet, knock the bracket off leave the nail there.

I was thinking about doing something like this, but I did not like the idea of leaving the bracket. I was thinking about screwing it in.

I would have to cut a slot in the L bracket and the nail would have to be sticking up to be able to remove the L bracket afterwards.

Would I then be able to bang the nail in by hammering on the T1-11.

Hmm, this might be worth trying!!!!
 

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I wonder if a sheetrocking panel lift thingy might work. I hear you can rent them.
 

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Have access to the back side of the panels from the inside?
If so you could beat the back side out enough to slip in a metal cutting blade and cut off the nails.
If it's rotting off at the bottom of the panels it's time for plan B.
#1, It's installed to close to grade and your getting splash back.
Several different ways to address this, add a gutter, add a french drain with exposed stone at the top.
I'd also be adding a strip of 1 X 6 PVC lumber, then Z molding at the bottom. Before installing the panels preseal all the outside edges with two coats.
It will help get the panels up higher, and would give you something to set the panels on when installing.
Make sure the cut edge is at the top.
If I get stuck having to install wooden T-111 I use soild stain, not paint, looks the same as paint after two coats, but should never peel like paint does.
 
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