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#16 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted October 07, 2010 - 04:27 PM

Byron, no mold at all behind anything I've pulled off, not even a speck of moisture, and I started in the morning with sun com,ing up on that side of the house. Where the leak was, there still wasn't any mold. I am using heavy plastic I already had. VERY tough plastic & air cannot pass at all. The plastic is against the wood, but the 1/2" polyfoam insulation sheets will be on top of the plastic on the outside, so it should help prevent the moisture buildup inside the plastic... I hope. This old house will still breath quite a bit I'm sure. It has many places for air to move & escape, taking moisture with it I believe.

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Posted October 15, 2010 - 03:20 PM

Well, got the bad wood out & repaired around the window leak. Got the plastic & foam panels up, and a good start on the new vinyl. The very top of this section I hadn't quite figured how to build a cat walk, but now I don't have to. One of my neighbors does pressure washing & said when he gets caught up, he'll drop off his boom lift for me to use!:dancingbanana: So I'll vinyl up to that spot, then wait till his boom is available, then do both gable ends after it arrives so I won't tie his machine up but one day.

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The little diamond windows were single pane & rotted bad, so decided just to remove & build in the openings. Just another place for problems and they aren't really used anyway. This has been difficult, but once I get this side finished, the rest will be much easier. No more wood damage that I know of to repair.

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Posted October 15, 2010 - 03:25 PM

It's looking good.

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Posted October 15, 2010 - 04:04 PM

Your making good progress

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Posted October 15, 2010 - 04:06 PM

You're coming right along.

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Posted October 15, 2010 - 05:55 PM

Good progress Dan and great that you get to use a lift to do the really high/difficult stuff.
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Posted October 15, 2010 - 06:32 PM

It's looking good Dan.I can imagine the relief you'll feel once it's done.Always a nice feeling to get stuff completed.Larry

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Posted October 15, 2010 - 07:50 PM

Looking Good Dan... better watch out or people will be trying to hire you.

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Posted October 17, 2010 - 06:30 PM

Dang, this house is whipping my tail! Morning till night, between milking cows, it's solid "working on the house". Milked this morning, then ripped off more siding & clapboarding off the front. Then bored holes & blew in insulation. Got the front filled. Had some "old" termite damage to repair too. Milking tonight was almost like taking a break. Small chance of rain Tuesday, and hauling manure after lunch tomorrow, but still have more to do before I can put the plastic on the house. Tomorrow is gonna be a loooong day for sure. Once I get the plastic on, I can breathe. I also have to finish some work on upstairs window sealing tomorrow too. I need more hours in the day. Wouldn't be so bad if not worrying about rain. That puts pressure to get things done fast, but I have to do it right at the same time. Right takes time.

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Posted October 18, 2010 - 07:12 PM

Earlier in the day, some wooden clapboard remained to be taken off. After finishing emptying the manure pit, I got all stripped off, old nails pulled, TV & internet cables tucked in. Finished up in the dark, so no pics of it as it is now, but here are pics earlier as I started covering in plastic & foam sheeting. Still lots more to do, but chance of rain tomorrow, so not risking it not being covered.

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The middle pic shows how it originally was built, with 2 doors & 2 windows. That window is where the 2nd door used to be, and where the other window used to be is now boxed in to the right. Very typical of rural homes back then.
Grandpa took a team of horses to the river 6 miles away to gather rock & sand to build the porch. Our entire family has been self sufficient when we need something. Sometimes I wish I could afford to just hire things done, but nobody would tolerate my being critical of their work.:laughingteeth: Not that I'm anything near a pro, but I'd want it done my way. :bigrofl:

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Posted October 18, 2010 - 07:22 PM

That's a big job my friend, lots of work, but look's like it's coming along nicely.

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Posted October 20, 2010 - 06:52 PM

My goal for Monday was to get all the plastic sheeting on & sealed snug. Finished it in the dark. Last few nails I couldn't even see, but got my goal met. Yesterday's goal was to get all the foam sheeting on & ready for new vinyl...goal completed just before dark. My goal today was to get vinyl up to the first window, as I don't have enough J-channel to go further. Goal met 1hr before dark. Gotta make a run for more J-channel and caulk tomorrow morning, then on to a school auction, so if they have stuff to sell worth staying for, then I won't hit a lick on the vinyl tomorrow. My goal for Friday is to finish the front of the house. With no surprises I should meet that goal too.
Here's where I am with the siding job.

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Posted October 20, 2010 - 06:57 PM

Your doing a awesome job :bounce:

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Posted October 20, 2010 - 07:04 PM

Your doing a awesome job :bounce:

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Posted October 20, 2010 - 07:14 PM

Looks like it won't be long till it's done.




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