Today's been a good productive day. My brother-in-law, Robert, came over this morning and helped with some demolition.
Also, I told Robert he'd be internet-famous; so the ten of you who see this are his audience.
This all went fairly smoothly. We started around 9:30 this morning and had returned from the big box store with materials to seal it up by a few minutes after 12.
Then I took a break for lunch and my buddy Ben came over to help seal it up. We were supposed to have siding to install over everything, but the big boxes don't have the right size in stock, so I'll have to do some searching.
You have to start with a new stud. This one is actually recycled. Can you guess which of the "studs" is "used" here?
Then you apply some sheathing. In this case, 7/16 OSB, because again, the big box doesn't carry full 1/2 - what a bunch of baloney!
Then you wrap it up. We're not bad wrappers, for a couple of suburban white dudes.
Finish it off with a red solo cup - PROCEED TO PARTY!
There's a few imperfections. Like some of the OSB wasn't quite square, so there are some gaps that will get some Great Stuff (or is there a better option?)
The big "oops!" was the cement board that broke - you can see it in the upper right of the wrapped up wall image, above. I've got plans to use some aluminum sheathing behind it and just sort of hope for the best - nail and caulk it back into place. The alternative is to remove the whole board, since I don't want a seam over the other window. That would be a huge hassle and risk breaking more boards in the process. So I'm trying to stop the bleeding, as it were.
I'll get some new siding up Wednesday, hopefully. I guess I'll have to call around to some building supply houses and see who's got it, or see if Lowe's or Home Depot can special order 12 planks for me. Then I get to break in my new paint sprayer! Someone around here reposted a link
that MississippiMan had posted for a killer deal on a refurb HVLP sprayer - HV2900 spray station for $50, so I got it. Seems awesome to me!
Now it's time to shower and head out to the movies. I've got tickets to The Hunger Games tonight - pretty fired up about it.
Hope all your Sundays were as productive as mine,