The New Shop
Posted February 09, 2014 - 09:42 AM
- larrybl and HDWildBill have said thanks
Posted February 09, 2014 - 01:59 PM
Looking at some of your pics you have several water leaking issues. If your not using J trim around your windows & doors your going to still leak. Yes I am using J-Trim. You start with the bottom, top, then the sides.I figured this out, that is why I am re-doing it this way. It's hard to see but your windows look like their recessed a little too much. This is how they were made. I want to address some things based on all the foam you have on the inside. Did you apply any type of sealant on the bottom of your sill plates before you fastened them to the concrete? The outside tin hangs 2" below the slab, the foam in this area is mainly to keep critters and drafts out. Did you also run a bead of sealant in front of the plate where it meets the concrete before you installed your panels? Is your front concrete pad sloped away from your front wall? Yes, slightly Did you install eave flashing & it looks like you don't have enough or any over hang. I used the rubber inserts that are molded to the contour of the tin and foamed it in. These areas not done right will cause water issues where you have all the foam on the inside like where the roof meets the walls, around your windows & at the base where your walls meet the floor. Only leaking around the windows. I commend you for your motivation & the willingness to build your own shop. I still think you need a coffee pot in there somewhere....it looks cozy.
I am no where done, once the leaking windows are resolved I plan to insulate and cover this with 1/4 ply wood. Coffee pot, water cooler, A/C, Heater, Recliner (Thinking of a Van's back seat) and a few other items are on the list.
Thanks for the comments.
Edited by larrybl, February 10, 2014 - 08:55 AM.
- boyscout862 and oldedeeres have said thanks
Posted February 10, 2014 - 08:16 PM
Was movie time in the new shop last weekend. Blocked the windows, and put up a large white canvas. Temp was in the 80's 70 outside, the sun hits that wall. Watched some Olympics, The DLP projector is really sharp! I can even use it as a computer monitor. Freezing drizzle and 28 right now.
Edit: The camera flash really dulls the picture, The cartoons are as clear as the one Olympic shot.
The 5.1 Stereo I snagged from the Living Room really sounds good out here too.
- MH81, sacsr and oldedeeres have said thanks
Posted February 10, 2014 - 08:33 PM
Posted February 10, 2014 - 09:41 PM
My son picked it up at a second hand computer store for $75.00, The bulb is at 85% remaining, good thing, they are like $150 or so, but I think worth it. The Focus bezel is cracked, but still functional, that may be why so cheep. If it gets worse some JB should fix it. For now I'll leave it as is, it works fine, and I may get back into watching movies instead of You tube vids, OH wait. I can!
Anyone interested in an "old school" analog projector? After DLP I don't think I'll be using this anymore.
Posted February 11, 2014 - 06:36 AM
Now you can take the Gt's to a drive-in!
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Posted February 11, 2014 - 07:29 PM
- larrybl said thank you
Posted March 01, 2014 - 09:42 PM
Still have a leaking issue around the windows. I replaced the top J-trim and folded the ends down over the sides. I called a company that installs metal buildings to see if I could get professional help. They never called back. I have watched about every youtube on the subject of trim. I plan on picking up a couple new 10' trim sections and try again.
Posted March 01, 2014 - 10:05 PM
I have a huge tube of black silicone I will loan you.
Posted March 01, 2014 - 10:35 PM
That may be something to look in to. I plan to pull the trim, then work some flashing or tar paper in behind the wall tin so to divert any water to the outside. Right now I am relying on the trim to keep the wet stuff out.
Posted March 01, 2014 - 11:29 PM
Good movie. Olaf cracks me up.....
silicone is a solution.
- Sawdust said thank you
Posted March 01, 2014 - 11:54 PM
I have so much silicone now it is streaking the outside wall.
Posted March 02, 2014 - 12:03 PM
I looked close at the windows yesterday and I'm now leaning towards the leak might be in bottom trim now. I did the bottoms different on each for some reason. I think I am only having an issue with one window. We went from the 80's yesterday to a high of 32 and falling today, It was misting this morning and a strong north wind into the good window and so it hasn't leaked. I need a harder rain to confirm the repair, then duplicate the bottom trim with the leaking window.
Posted March 08, 2014 - 08:47 PM
I re-worked the problem window this week, I added some flashing to the top and down the sides, with a liberal amount of calking. After a light...... and I mean light rain Grrrrrrrrr it still leaks.
Posted March 09, 2014 - 06:28 PM
Sorry you are still having problems. Been laid up the last couple days and just spent a very relaxing couple hours reading this whole story. Thanks for sharing it all with us. Not sure what you have there for trim. My steel sided buildings have a J shaped channel that fits around all the steel siding edges and then the window trim is inside that. Seems like there was an inner tube type of material layered between the pieces for when it was snugged up as the seal. I'm guessing things have changed though cause the last one we did here on the farm was about 15 years ago. My windows are sliders but I don't think that would matter. You've hung in there this far so I guess all can be said is just hang-on some more, wishing you good luck with the window phase
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