Workshop Development #22: Ripping the rotted masonite off, adding the Hardie siding...

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 04-25-2011 03:33 AM 3752 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It’s been a busy weekend. I managed to rip off the old rotting pine and Masonite siding and trim from around my garage doors, and replaced it with products from James Hardie. I also was finally able to properly install both 5” louvered vent ducts for the air conditioning.

I still need to replace the semi-round trim, caulk and prime it all up, install the door gaskets, and paint. I started caulking, and very quickly ran out of caulk….

My trip home from work tomorrow will include a quick trip to Home Depot for the trim, and a case of caulk. I obviously won’t use a whole case of caulk on this job, but I have a LOT more re-caulking to get done…

I have to replace the sheetrock in this section, which is going to be interesting. I don’t want to take the garage door rails loose to replace the rock there… But I need to get that off of there so I can spray in the expanding foam insulation…Eliminate drafts and heat gain there…

I test ran the A/C this evening after a full day of just relaxing for Easter, and found that even with the drafty doors, the draft through the center post is now eliminated, and the shop cools down FAST. Went from 84 deg F to 74 in 30 mins…

I am actually looking forward to being done with this, and being able to work in a nice comfortable shop this summer, that won’t run me into the poor house to use!

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#1 posted 04-25-2011 04:44 AM

COOL, literally! Sounds like you are progressing, NO Sweat!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 04-25-2011 03:41 PM

I just wish I were about 20 years younger. I don’t remember jobs like this hurting so much back then…

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#3 posted 04-25-2011 04:02 PM

Re the aches and pains, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet….........(-:

Every year brings a new pain, some years more than that.

I am going to forego the purchase of big power saws this trip at La Conner. But I need to put up some pegboard, so I am going to find a cheap dovetail saw or some such and see if I can cobble together some premade moldings. Want to end up with the equivalent of Dave Owen’s mounting strip…..

Replaced a leaking sink sprayer yesterday, so I am getting enough tools together to do some things here, and that means they gotta get organized!

Glad to hear that AC issue is getting solved, it has been a long project for you.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#4 posted 04-25-2011 05:51 PM

On the A/C issue. When I initially installed it last summer, that is when I discovered the Masonite rot. I didn’t have the $$ or time to fix it… Now I do, sort of… I have to admit I am not enjoying this economic downturn, but I am making the best of it. It really stinks going from 2 good incomes to 1, but keeping all the bills of 2, and then adding a dependent in the mix… But then again, it forces me to really reassess what is important, and to move forward with that, and junk the stuff that doesn’t matter…

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