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by kurt333
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 74
Views: 624

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Hey I dug down a bit on my foundations just under my door and noticed, there is no footings poured, its just a 8 inch wide wall poured on what looks like maybe they put lots of rocks on the bottom, and it goes about 20-24 inch deep, the concrete wall. Have you ever heard of this or seen this before?...
by kurt333
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 74
Views: 624

Re: Replacing Bay Window

I had to cut 16" sections for the plate on concrete, And install one at a time by jacking it up, and just normal spruce 2x6 and treated with copper green, it was still wet and I put it on foam gasket to sit on, is that ok being still wet? Yea the rigid foam on outside of house is a bonus, i may as w...
by kurt333
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 74
Views: 624

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Yes joists are in good shape other than the ends few inches. REally just the one joist got rotted bad on the end. I will have to replace the bottom 2x6 plate, I think maybe I should use pressure treated for plates? And wouldnt it be best to remove this old paper backed insulation, being that it prob...
by kurt333
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 74
Views: 624

Re: Replacing Bay Window

The joists are about 7 foot long to where they rest on a beam. I could replace the whole joist, or just attach 3 or 4 ft sections to it. Its really only 1 or 2 joist ends that are bad, the others are not to bad on the ends. The very bottom plate was the worst and I took out about a 14 ft section of ...
by kurt333
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 74
Views: 624

Re: Replacing Bay Window

I see. Good idea, to do that. I will assess the situation. I am going to cut out a section now to the right of door and see whats going on. I will have to fix this rot first. The paint acting as a vapor barrier would be good then, as it seals it. Most likely I will remove drywall from inside and wor...
by kurt333
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 74
Views: 624

Re: Replacing Bay Window

There is no wax paper, its insulation with paper on both side of it, old insulation, its attached to the insulation and thin paper on the outside of it, worn away, and the inside is maybe the tared stuff or wax stuff, and it will be pulled away if i rip the insulation out of there. The paint you are...
by kurt333
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 74
Views: 624

Re: Replacing Bay Window

There is no vapor barrier, its that old paper backed insulation on both sides, that was the vapor barrier I guess built into the insulation. It sure could be done easier I think from the outside, now that Im at this point. But then I will end up with no vapor barrier, and 2x4 only insulation. Which ...
by kurt333
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 74
Views: 624

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Removed all left siding, and old cedar siding down to ship lap, cut away a section all along 6 inches up from the floor plate to check all bottom plates to make sure its not rotten and replace where it is. It looks like most rot is just under the door and going over to the sides a bit, maybe 4 to 6 ...
by kurt333
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 74
Views: 624

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Pulled the stringer off, and opened a can of worms, awe man, this is really bad, i was hoping it would not be this bad, i saw signs from inside plywood around door. They obviously put the stringer on there to hide the damage. So plate under door is rotted out completley, not even there in places, fl...
by kurt333
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 74
Views: 624

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Heres some pics of front door. Any suggestions on how to improve the platform to stand on at the front door? Its not pretty, it was this way when i bought the house. Is that a stringer they put there to mount the 2x6s too, to build a platform? I want to pull that stringer off and see whats going on ...
by kurt333
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 74
Views: 624

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Thanks. ok, I will try to take pics. I dont like whats going on with my door, it gets hammered storm side, and if I push the door seals all the way into the grooves on the frame, then I see day light when I shut the door. Wonder if my door is warped or something or bent. I may install different styl...
by kurt333
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 74
Views: 624

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Hey is it ok that I used a weathered used piece of 3/4 inch plywood to fill in the pc where the ship lap is missing where I am filling in below the window sill area, its only a few feet by 8 feet. The pc of plywood is slightly weathered and maybe got rained on some, so its sort of the more grey brow...
by kurt333
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 74
Views: 624

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Ok thanks. I have copper green stuff, sure stinks, Ive used it before and the smell is strong. Wonder if I should go look for some borax. Thanks Spruce, that borax sounds like good stuff. I guess If I cut osb pieces individual around a window then it would have more gaps and more odd sizes cut and m...
by kurt333
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 74
Views: 624

Re: Replacing Bay Window

K, I got 2.25 spiral nails and other ones. What are the spiral ones used for? I notice they are a bit thinner and bend easier when driving them in. When sheeting the window opening, is it ok to run 4 by 8 sheet horizontally right over the whole window opening, then cut the opening out later? Is it j...
by kurt333
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 74
Views: 624

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Thanks. Sounds good. Im right in there for starting height of window but really restrictive for sill height. But should be good. Un conventional. Sheeting it now. I pulled off the old osb with a bit of rot, I need to cut some 3/4 pcs to match the old 3/4 ship lap. Is there any point in removing all ...
by kurt333
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 74
Views: 624

Re: Replacing Bay Window

I see lots of adds on your site now. Is that just me? Hey is there a general rule to what height a window starts at for the top of window frame? I see that it can depend on how tall the header is. But it seems to be around 16 inch from the ceiling to top of window opening where mine start. Is there ...
by kurt333
Tue May 28, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 74
Views: 624

Re: Replacing Bay Window

The 2x6 boards cut pretty good, feeding through slow or it will jam up. I am just creating a backer for the corners too and running vertical shims on 16 centers, and leaving some of the other odd verticals without shims over top. Is that ok? Like will the insulation still stay in place? This way I c...
by kurt333
Sat May 25, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 74
Views: 624

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Its the lock together vinyl planks, not glued down,
Just bought a tiny table saw used, cheap one, but works sort of, just slow to cut and jams up easy, but can try different blade later, doesnt like df. Working so far...
I wonder if this means i have floating floor?
If so i can leave a gap.
by kurt333
Sat May 25, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 74
Views: 624

Re: Replacing Bay Window

I guess lay the bottom shim plate right on the flooring? Or cut out the flooring to fit around it on outside of it?
Hey I ran out of 2" boards, I wonder if i can cut some with a skill saw? and straight edge?
by kurt333
Fri May 24, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 74
Views: 624

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Sounds like these new vinyl window and sliders are well made compared to the older ones. But solid picture window would never be a problem I guess hey. I am building furring out the walls, with 2" lumber. I have been running the 2x2 bottom plate down right touching the vinyl planks flooring I laid. ...
by kurt333
Thu May 23, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 74
Views: 624

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Ok, i guess when the slider window seals velvet part maybe wears out, then there goes your seal?
Ok i will keep these metal elec boxes and remove wires and re wire with vapor barriers boxes
by kurt333
Thu May 23, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 74
Views: 624

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Thanks. Above my vented soffit covers, it is not tar papered or house wraped, just 3/4" df ship lap. Is it ok to leave it un covered? All my soffits are in place pretty much so yea. But I can sometimes see a bit of day light through a tiny crack in ship lap from inside house. So I used sealant over ...
by kurt333
Tue May 21, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 74
Views: 624

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Ok thanks. I think it says something on the osb to leave a 1/8 gap on ends. I guess for expansion or wall flex or something. And corners, looks like the guy has a U shape corner going on. And maybe some just put three studs in a row, and the third one can be backer board. My window opening is 6'8". ...
by kurt333
Mon May 20, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 74
Views: 624

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Sounds good. The cripple under the sill attached to the jack doesnt sound as important to me as the cripple above the header and jack. I would think weight would tranfer straight down. But yea no biggie. I guess they dont want you splitting the jack, to do with snow load and seismic things could cau...
by kurt333
Sun May 19, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 74
Views: 624

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Thanks. So I will loose about 4 sq ft. by furring out the walls. I will have to cut my spare boards on table saw to give me an actual 2"x1.5". I noticed the 2x2's at HD are 1.5 of course. And on researching different ways of framing windows. Studs on each side, then jack stud, some all in one piece,...
by kurt333
Fri May 17, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 74
Views: 624

Re: Replacing Bay Window

cant post pics,
Can I delete pics above and post a few here?
by kurt333
Fri May 17, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 74
Views: 624

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Thanks. Do you guys know if the spray foam in a can is one time use? Ive tried cleaning the spray nozzle tube out with no luck as it drys u in the can part too I think. So its ok to cut the jack stud for the sill to sit on and continue up to support the header too? I see in my reno that it seems lik...
by kurt333
Thu May 16, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 74
Views: 624

Re: Replacing Bay Window

I removed all the horizontals spacers at 4 ft mark. They sure were nailed in there good if they were just a backer for drywall to nail into... I wonder if they are there to stiffen up the wall or something. I see in the framing window door opening video you guys use none, and no mention of them, but...
by kurt333
Wed May 15, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 74
Views: 624

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Yea Im with you on that, on using the foam board, seems not good, I read it on some other posts on internet. I think using just 2x6 insulation gains you just as good an R value. I think foam board as thermal break on outside of house would be good. Which i already have thankfully. I think mainly any...
by kurt333
Wed May 15, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 74
Views: 624

Re: Replacing Bay Window

All the other old drywall and insulation is removed, old insulation measured about 1.5 inch thick, thats terrible hey. Maybe R4. Settles a bit to and un even, big air gaps in walls with it. Does a house or do I need that horizontal blocking between each stud at the 4 ft mark? Is it there to only mou...