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  Topic: refastening old sheathing boards
Greg Barker

Replies: 6
Views: 9979

PostForum: Woodwork & Carpentry   Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:28 pm   Subject: refastening old sheathing boards
I guess my thinking is....If I had to build a home without plywood or any let-in bracing, I would run diagonal board sheathing from the top plate all the way to the bottom plate, nailed at every stud ...
  Topic: refastening old sheathing boards
Greg Barker

Replies: 6
Views: 9979

PostForum: Woodwork & Carpentry   Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:43 pm   Subject: refastening old sheathing boards
some additional shear resistance can be gained from the additional nailing of clapboard or shingle siding.
  Topic: Soffit restoration - detective work
Greg Barker

Replies: 7
Views: 11667

PostForum: Woodwork & Carpentry   Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:09 pm   Subject: Soffit restoration - detective work
In my experience, I have never had a properly primed/painted/sealed/stained cedar post check/split/splinter. I recommended cedar for it's rot and insect resistance. And yes cedar is soft, but I would ...
  Topic: Soffit restoration - detective work
Greg Barker

Replies: 7
Views: 11667

PostForum: Woodwork & Carpentry   Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 2:19 pm   Subject: Soffit restoration - detective work
If it were my home and my construction details were not dictated by a Historic commission....I would probably use 4x4 cedar post stock for the modillions. Actual dimentions of said stock being 3.5&quo ...
  Topic: Preservation Trades Workshop at Casey Farm
Greg Barker

Replies: 1
Views: 9476

PostForum: News & Events   Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 6:58 pm   Subject: Preservation Trades Workshop at Casey Farm
Just posting this in case anyone is interested......

http://www.heritagerestoration.org/Caseyfarmptw.htm

I will definitely be attending. Casey Farm is a great setting for this event.

-Greg
  Topic: vinyl is final....
Greg Barker

Replies: 5
Views: 9775

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 6:35 pm   Subject: vinyl is final....
Looks very interesting....$295 to buy or $95 to rent is a bit steep for my budget though. Maybe we could organize an "enlightening movie viewing party" and spread out the expense. I'll brin ...
  Topic: Appropriate wood trim replacement product
Greg Barker

Replies: 10
Views: 15446

PostForum: All Other   Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:43 pm   Subject: Appropriate wood trim replacement product
frozen p&j sandwiches with the crust already removed,
HA! I heard about those on a radio ad! Unbelievable! Anyway..... I would really like to attend the exhibition. Unfortunately, unless I us ...
  Topic: Appropriate wood trim replacement product
Greg Barker

Replies: 10
Views: 15446

PostForum: All Other   Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:50 pm   Subject: Appropriate wood trim replacement product
So I just received a flyer regarding the Traditional Building exhibition and I noticed that one of the sponsors is Azek. Their "Territory Sales Manager" is going to inform us how cellular PV ...
  Topic: Trades Employment, Education & Career Development
Greg Barker

Replies: 17
Views: 52344

PostForum: Business Side for Preservation Trades   Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 8:03 pm   Subject: Trades Employment, Education & Career Development
Hi Jade, 5/8" butt tapersawn red cedars on the roof..3/8" butt white cedars prefinished with bleaching oil on the sidewalls. The original framing was left in place and 2" ridgid insulat ...
  Topic: Trades Employment, Education & Career Development
Greg Barker

Replies: 17
Views: 52344

PostForum: Business Side for Preservation Trades   Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:34 pm   Subject: Trades Employment, Education & Career Development
Some interior pics.......
  Topic: Trades Employment, Education & Career Development
Greg Barker

Replies: 17
Views: 52344

PostForum: Business Side for Preservation Trades   Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 5:51 pm   Subject: Trades Employment, Education & Career Development
Hi Jade, I will most likley be working here at Castle Hill for another two months, so I will be a beach bum for a little while longer! Here are some pics of the cottages. Take care.......Greg
  Topic: Trades Employment, Education & Career Development
Greg Barker

Replies: 17
Views: 52344

PostForum: Business Side for Preservation Trades   Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:01 pm   Subject: Trades Employment, Education & Career Development
Just an update......I am currently employed with xxxxxxxxx Construction here in Newport, RI. I have been with then for over two months now and I am enjoying the experience. We are restoring/renovating ...
  Topic: Trades Employment, Education & Career Development
Greg Barker

Replies: 17
Views: 52344

PostForum: Business Side for Preservation Trades   Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 12:51 pm   Subject: Trades Employment, Education & Career Development
Yes Cathie, thanks for the info. As much as I enjoy living in Rhode Island, I am always open to opportunity elsewhere. The cost of living here is rising steadily and wages are not keeping up. The summ ...
  Topic: Trades Employment, Education & Career Development
Greg Barker

Replies: 17
Views: 52344

PostForum: Business Side for Preservation Trades   Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2005 10:17 pm   Subject: Trades Employment, Education & Career Development
Greetings Jade, Thanks for the response. If you don't mind me asking, where are you working in Newport? I live in Middletown, about 10 minutes from downtown Npt. I would really like to check out your ...
  Topic: Trades Employment, Education & Career Development
Greg Barker

Replies: 17
Views: 52344

PostForum: Business Side for Preservation Trades   Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 4:49 pm   Subject: Trades Employment, Education & Career Development
John, Thank you for taking the time to respond to my post. I like your short answer, warmer weather sounds like a good idea right about now. After reading your suggested assignments, I believe a compl ...
 
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