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So...I agree that the bends look pretty nice, but why not just cut the siding and have diamond plat bent for the corners? I think either way you are going to want to have something on there to protect them corners. 

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12 hours ago, rl_sd said:

So...I agree that the bends look pretty nice, but why not just cut the siding and have diamond plat bent for the corners? I think either way you are going to want to have something on there to protect them corners. 

I'm not sure i'll have anything to protect the corners, that's really the purpose of doing the bends. I might do a real thin strip of diamond plate to cover the corners if it ends up that were off on any of the bends. Depends how my math skills are the day we do it i guess LOLOLOL

15 hours ago, Hawg said:

Foam the whole thing, moisture wrap is a debate whether good or bad. I don't like it but that's just me. 

Yea, Its a done deal, spray foam it is. I'm thinking i'll use the fiberglass on the roof in case i get any sags or leaks. 

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10 hours ago, HUJU said:

I'm not sure i'll have anything to protect the corners, that's really the purpose of doing the bends. I might do a real thin strip of diamond plate to cover the corners if it ends up that were off on any of the bends. Depends how my math skills are the day we do it i guess LOLOLOL

Yea, Its a done deal, spray foam it is. I'm thinking i'll use the fiberglass on the roof in case i get any sags or leaks. 

Looks like you are moving forward on the siding, but we did the pine interior first and sprayed from the outside in. It worked awesome doing it that way... and no worries about hitting wires when you are nailing up the interior!

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On 10/10/2017 at 8:57 PM, rl_sd said:

Looks like you are moving forward on the siding, but we did the pine interior first and sprayed from the outside in. It worked awesome doing it that way... and no worries about hitting wires when you are nailing up the interior!

Yea, I'm not sure when this project is gonna get evicted from the shop area that i'm using so we had to get it weather proof first. Ideally i think the interior first is a better approach. We ran into some issues wiring that would've been easier handling from the outside. 

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It's been awhile since I've had time to upload pictures. There has been a lot of progress made! 

The siding is up and finished! The process was more difficult to manage with the bends and my lack of tape measure skill lol If i were to do the bends again I would make sure to order 2 sheets extra and order them at the length required to wrap the entire house. From the point on the nose all the way back to the middle of the rear wall. There ended up being vertical seams along the sides here, which in hind sight, isn't ideal. 

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One thing that i'm not sure I've noted is the bottom white trim. A lot of people use J- Channel on the bottom but you can order a trim called a step down. Which works awesome around the lower edges and doesn't fill up with ice and snow. 

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The trailer lights are all wired up and working. Seeing whats back behind these big trailers always drives me crazy so i bought the ones with reverse lights built in. 

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The maiden voyage was out into the parking lot and then back into the shop. It didn't fall apart so it was a success. 

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I took a few pictures of the bending process. It was a pretty simple setup. A big piece of angle aluminum secured between 2 - 2x4's with 2 clamps a bar and a big hammer worked really well. If you're going to do this make sure to add half of the rib height to whatever the measurement you're trying to hit is. And as i mentioned before, buy the length to wrap the house from the front point all the way to the middle of the rear wall. 

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We would clamp the bar down then hit it with the hammer to "break" the corrugations. Once they were broken it bent extremely easy. 

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We also got most of the lighting on the inside roughed in. I have 4 110 outlets and 2 USB plug ins for cell phone/misc charging. All of the lighting will run on 12V. I'm no engineer but, each of the lights in the picture draw 240mA so with them all on I'm thinking i'll get about 30 hours of run time on one battery. There will be 2 batteries for lighting and USB and a separate one for the heater so I should be ok for a weekend "off the grid". I'll have a generator as well to run the TV and other goodies which can charge the batteries as well. IMG_0309.thumb.JPG.b61dc43d667e23171632a6c0ec9db7c8.JPG

I also picked up the material for the interior. Menard's is having their 11% sale until 10/21/17 and also a sale on their 5/16" Cedar tongue and groove. Between the two sales I got the price down to just under $1 per square foot. Apparently, they aren't stocking this specific Cedar anymore so I had to buy 3 different stores out of stock to get all that I needed. In the end I still didn't have enough to do the roof so i bought some Birch plywood to finish that part. I think a lighter ceiling will help the place feel a little bigger anyways.

I got antsy last night and finished some of the cedar boards with Natural Finish Watco Danish Oil. It turned out to be the exact look I was going for. From what I've read i think finishing them all before installation is the way to go. Then once everything is up doing a quick coat of Danish to even everything out. IMG_0317.thumb.JPG.c6a72fdd8abb39db061d962ff637b9c9.JPG

At this point i'm counting the Steps left to go instead of how many I have done! It's getting close to starting the fun part ( the interior). I'll keep everyone posted on the progress! 

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22 minutes ago, vtx1029 said:

Looking good! I also wanted reverse lights. I used some of the really bright light bars from Amazon on mine.

 

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That's awesome. I gave mine a test last night and they weren't bright enough. I might have to order some bright lights from Amazon. 

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