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DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 04-04-2014, 06:47 PM
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Posted By suobs
Thanks for the help all. Much appreciated. The...

Thanks for the help all. Much appreciated. The DAP Dynaflex 230 is readily available at Home Depot and looks like the perfect solution.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 04-04-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By suobs
Yes and I just noticed I pasted paraphrased...

Yes and I just noticed I pasted paraphrased caulk specs. Hardie's actual statement includes the words "permanently flexible".
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 04-04-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By suobs
sealant for Hardieplank

Can anyone recommend a paintable sealant (by brand name) for the end edges where Hardie lap siding butts against wood? Problem with OSI Quad is it takes 7 days to cure. I need something that will be...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 04-04-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By suobs
sealant fir Hardieplank

Can anyone recommend a paintable sealant (by brand name) for the end edges where Hardie lap siding butts against wood? Problem with OSI Quad is it takes 7 days to cure. I need something that will be...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 01-25-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By suobs
install step flashing

Can anyone explain how step flashing should be installed at a roof-wall junction? Are the individual pieces supposed to be sealed to each other? To the roof deck? To the shingles?

Also, what is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 01-25-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By suobs
new flashing at roof-wall junction

How do roofers replace flashing when installing new shingles at a wall-roof junction when the siding is up already? This is not lap siding - it's T1-11 sheets.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 01-20-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By suobs
Galvanic corrosion

I always thought aluminum and galvanized steel should not be in contact (e.g., galvanized nails in aluminum flashing), but the galvanic action table in the Florida code has them right next to each...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 01-20-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By suobs
Thanks, those are great answers. Thanks for...

Thanks, those are great answers.

Thanks for the code link also, but as always code generates more questions than answers. Do you know:


Do you know how step flashing is installed? Option...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 01-19-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By suobs
Just found I can't leave all existing flashing -...

Just found I can't leave all existing flashing - some had to be cut off, leaving only about 1" of vertical. Can I use vinyl flashing over it on vertical? How to tie to existing flashing?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 01-19-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By suobs
Step flashing and siding problem

Replacing sheet T1-11 siding. Old (rotted) siding at a roof to wall juncture is glued to the old continuous steel flashing with roofing cement. The flashing was installed over the siding. I need to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-02-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By suobs
Sun's not on that wall yet, so I'm good...

Sun's not on that wall yet, so I'm good :rolleyes:.

Thanks for the photo.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-02-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By suobs
One more question about this - I assume that for...

One more question about this - I assume that for the lug connections you strip off enough insulation (about 1/4"-3/8") to inert the bare wire under the lug, then just tighten the lug down on it. In...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-02-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By suobs
Torque on exterior A/C disconnect lugs

I am redoing the wiring to an exterior A/C compressor and to/from the exterior disconnect box (made by GE). The disconnect box instructions say to torque the lugs to 32-35 in-lb. I've ruined several...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-02-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 793
Posted By suobs
NM cable 3-wire to 2-wire?

Am I allowed to use 3-wire (plus ground = 4 wires) NM cable for a connection that only needs 2 conductors (+ ground = 3 wires)? If so, how do I flag the wire that's not being used? Can I just put a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-26-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 931
Posted By suobs
Compression fittings

I have 2 places on exterior walls where I need to disconnect copper pipe then reconnect it after the siding-sheathing is replaced. Both are currently soldered. One is a supply line to my washer that...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-04-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,756
Posted By suobs
Trimming a window with T1-11 siding

I'm installing site-built non-opening wood window frames in a house with sheet 5/8" T1-11 siding (no sheathing underneath - the siding is the sheathing). I'm replacing the siding around the windows...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-04-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 859
Posted By suobs
PVC window trim - putting it all together?

I've been browsing PVC window molding for trimming the outside of exterior windows in home centers and online. I also have a few books. But I'm not finding information on how the various...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 12-24-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 25,405
Posted By suobs
What is the reason nobody suggested (assuming...

What is the reason nobody suggested (assuming there was no sheathing under the T1-11) nailing and flashing the window to the studs, then installing the T1-11 over the flashing? Frame goes on over...
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