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Installing cedar lap siding solo

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  • #647502

    Doobie
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    I came across this jig for siding

    Can’t say I’m crazy about it myself. Ideally suited for when using furing strips. Wouldn’t be crazy about using it where house wrap is being perforated. But in Oz, things are different.

    #647540

    DirtyWhiteBoy
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    Honolulu,, Hi.

    But in Oz, things are different.

    What is Oz?

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #647603

    But in Oz, things are different.

    What is Oz?

    Australia

    #647656

    Doobie
    Pro

    But in Oz, things are different.

    What is Oz?

    Australia

    Yes, Australia. They don’t get no snow like most of us.

    #647721

    kurt@welkerhomes.com
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    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    I came across this jig for siding

    Can’t say I’m crazy about it myself. Ideally suited for when using furing strips. Wouldn’t be crazy about using it where house wrap is being perforated. But in Oz, things are different.

    most house wrap manufacturers say nail holes are not an issue

    #647748

    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    I think everyone is excited to see how that pactool will work out on that angle siding .

    Same here! As it turns out, I may have my brother helping me for this project. It will likely be more of a “helper” type of role so the Pactools clamps are still going to be used. They should be beneficial for alignment reasons even if I have an extra set of hands to slap the planks on the wall.

    Jon P.
    Timber Carpentry & Construction
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    #653059

    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    Update:

    The siding is done now with the help of the Pactool shingle clamps! I have to say, they helped a lot. I was able to toss up a piece then fine tune it while it was in the clamps with little issue. While the tool is actually meant for installing cedar shakes, it worked just fine for this application!

    As you can see in one of the pictures, I just clamped the plank on the wall and marked the board for cut outs and overall length….try doing that with a 16’ piece of cedar (while on a ladder) diagonally and solo…

    Jon P.
    Timber Carpentry & Construction
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    #653078

    Doobie
    Pro

    Glad it worked out Jon.

    I ended up calling PacTool and speaking to the gentleman that runs the company about the cedar shake installation clamps…He said he had the same inquiry from another contractor a few days priorr and they would conceptually work well, so I decided to buy them and give it a go.

    So he was right.

    they will likely drop from square to the previous board to vertical simply because of gravity and I’ll be fighting the tool that is supposed to be helping me.

    Did you find there was much ‘fighting’ in that regard?

    As you can see in one of the pictures, I just clamped the plank on the wall and marked the board for cut outs and overall length….try doing that with a 16’ piece of cedar (while on a ladder) diagonally and solo…

    That would be a toughie or just simply a lot of ‘hit and miss’ without a tool like that.

    #653135

    DirtyWhiteBoy
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    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Wow nice job! That scribing around the round must have been a Pain in the butt!

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #653163

    theamcguy
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    Fayetteville, NC

    The siding is done now

    It came out really nice Jon. Like Dirty said looks like a major PITA around the vent.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #653205

    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Pro
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    Looks nice Jon, I do like those clamps.

    #653215

    Doobie
    Pro

    Wow nice job! That scribing around the round must have been a Pain in the butt!

    Ya, curious what method you used to go about that for a nice clean cut and how to guard it against water infiltration in installing it?

    #653248

    redwood
    Pro

    Looks like a pain in the A**. Not sure I would have liked to do it solo. Horizontal, sure, but not diagonally.

    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

    Working Pro 1972 - 2015
    Member since Jan 22, 2013
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    #653265

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    But in Oz, things are different.

    What is Oz?

    Australia

    I thought this was Oz?????

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #653290

    Sorpa
    Pro
    Pierrefonds, Qc

    I wouldn’t have done that without a scaffold.

    #653291

    Doobie
    Pro

    But in Oz, things are different.

    What is Oz?

    Australia

    I thought this was Oz?????

    Nah! That’s not the real place. AUZ is a land of terrors! Lol!

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