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Old 05-06-2020, 11:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Replacing Mom's window trim with dry rot

I swear that I made a post about this!

However, I cannot find anything.

So, I decided to surprise Mom for Mother's Day--2018. She didn't like the rough-hewn trim and the paint was peeling off. I pained the house in 2007 and had a horrible time with the trim. I could not just sand it without removing the trim texture, but when I used my random orbital sander on a piece of trim, it quickly gummed up the new sanding disc and hardly removed any paint.

It turns out that the answer is a planer. I ran the good boards through once or twice and it made short work of the bad paint and annoying texture.

Anyway, I thought that where possible I would flip the boards over, but about half of them had dry rot, so I decided to replace them. Unfortunately, the boards that I bought were a little too small, and the original pieces did not have rounded corners, so I bought a planer and turned 2x6es into 1x4s:



Yeah, that took a while, and the price-per-board was ridiculous.

Today I saw this video:

I could have cleaned out the rotted wood and used epoxy filler?!

That system costs $200!

I wished that I had seen this video before I bought the planer, but $200 for epoxy or $350 for a planer, although I would have used a coupon, and the more expensive the product, the harder that I would have looked for a coupon. It was $250 just a couple of weeks ago.

Someone commented that the epoxy cost $200, but the manufacturer sells it for $67. The special gun is $72. With shipping the total is $161.12.

However, I found other products for much less. Are they as good? I do not have any idea. Minwax has great reviews, but many people say that it is just Bondo with a different label and higher price tag.

Many people commented that they could have just used Bondo and saved tons of money.

Well, Mother's Day is coming up again, I should really finish this finally!

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I hate water damage. Cut it out and do it right or pay dearly later.
Exactly. This started with a small section of rot on some trim I found before I started repainting the house. I took the trim off, then the sheeting, then had to cut out and replace some of the framing on the roof and chimney. The builders didn't install the flashing correctly between the chimney and roof on the upslope side of the chimney and water had been running down wall between the siding and sheeting for years.
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Unfortunately, the boards that I bought were a little too small, and the original pieces did not have rounded corners, so I bought a planer and turned 2x6es into 1x4s....
This job calls for a table saw.

I had to do the same thing for the project above. I used a tile saw with a wood blade because that is what I had at the time but a table saw makes it much easier and safer.
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Good news! I have a tablesaw!

So... making it work is yet another thing on my to-do list?

https://ecomodder.com/forum/showthre...tml#post572812

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