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I've decided that I am going to remove the window from my bathroom and re-side the outside of the house. This way I can just bring my shower/tub insert in and be done with it!

Now the question is, my house was built in mind 1950's. Im guessing once the siding is off, all that I am going to need to do is pull out the window and replace the plywood right? Or is it not going to be that simple?

Any tips for the new guy?

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You need to reframe the opening---2x4s--then the sheeting----then tar paper or Tyvek.

But,yes, that's about it.---Mike---
 

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In the 50's, they used sheathing boards vs plywood.
You may have a challenge finding plywood the correct thickness.
I often resort to pine boards dressed 3 sides like rustic shiplap.
It ends up around 7/8" thick to match the old sheathing.

Be careful with your tyvek / tar paper detail. You want to run the top edge up to the eave so you don't create a place where water can run behind the paper.

If you're residing the entire wall, this is not an issue..........
 

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You need to reframe the opening---2x4s--then the sheeting----then tar paper or Tyvek.

But,yes, that's about it.---Mike---
Thanks Mike!! I'm getting closer, the more research I do the more I learn and all that leads to is more research!

In the 50's, they used sheathing boards vs plywood.
You may have a challenge finding plywood the correct thickness.
I often resort to pine boards dressed 3 sides like rustic shiplap.
It ends up around 7/8" thick to match the old sheathing.

Be careful with your tyvek / tar paper detail. You want to run the top edge up to the eave so you don't create a place where water can run behind the paper.

If you're residing the entire wall, this is not an issue..........
Makes sense, I do plan on doing the whole wall.
 

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Any tips for the new guy?
Here's one. If this is a permitted/inspected job, (as it should be) the inspector will likely want to know how you intend to vent the bathroom now that the window is gone. If you have no mechanical venting already, he will probably require it.

DM
 

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Common sense is as important as research.

You need the sheeting flat----

water runs down hill---think like a drop of water------

Sometimes the old tried and true methods are better than the new stuff.

Trust your gut---if something doesn't look or feel right--trust your instincts and stop and analize the problem.

Don't believe everything you hear on the internet---

You tube how to videos are almost always good for a chuckle---Mike---
 

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Here's one. If this is a permitted/inspected job, (as it should be) the inspector will likely want to know how you intend to vent the bathroom now that the window is gone. If you have no mechanical venting already, he will probably require it.

DM
DM, thank you, I will be pulling a permit. I'm gonna do everything right on this job. Or atleast take my time and try! Since I am siding and messing with the wall I am going to attempt to take the vent out the wall. I am just afraid of birds making a nest in it. Any Recommendations on a good vent fan? I am thinking about the kind that you can mount in the attic.

Common sense is as important as research.

You need the sheeting flat----

water runs down hill---think like a drop of water------

Sometimes the old tried and true methods are better than the new stuff.

Trust your gut---if something doesn't look or feel right--trust your instincts and stop and analize the problem.

Don't believe everything you hear on the internet---

You tube how to videos are almost always good for a chuckle---Mike---

Thanks Mike!! Yea I have not found many good youtube videos, they are good to get the basic idea but thats about it.
 
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