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Old 09-12-2017, 10:54 PM   #1
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I'm finally getting back to the exterior of the windows on the daughters house in CO.

I fabricated and assembled the exterior casing in the shop, transported them for the install.

The bead detail is the same detail on the interior window sills.

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Looks like you know what your doing. I have not worked with the Boral yet, but I have heard many good things about it.

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The material shapes real nice, (can bruise easy tooholds paints real nice too.

Its the dust that brutal
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I got a free sample of the stuff the other day, looks like nice stuff, but asked the yard about it and they had never heard of it.

Nice looking job, like the way you flashed to the siding. Think that is a better way then try to get the flashing in under the siding. What did you use for caulk?
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One of the perks about the product is it's impervious two weather and rot but unlike PVC it can handle dark color paints
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The material shapes real nice, (can bruise easy tooholds paints real nice too.

Its the dust that brutal
The dust is easily controlled. All of the machining was done using Festools. In the end after two rounds of machining I collected about 45 pounds of dust.

Unlike PVC products the dust does not cling to everything.

I also like that the expansion rate with temperature change is non-exsistant.

I've read you shouldn't use good tools on it, you'll ruin them. I find the dust from Boral less abrasive than the solid surface (Corian, Wilsonart) I work with.

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I got a free sample of the stuff the other day, looks like nice stuff, but asked the yard about it and they had never heard of it.

Nice looking job, like the way you flashed to the siding. Think that is a better way then try to get the flashing in under the siding. What did you use for caulk?
I'm in Highlands Ranch CO., needed 2 more sticks to finish something. I called what turned out to be the distributor who referred me to a yard. The guy I spoke to on the phone at the yard said he never heard of it. I decided to go over there and order what I needed. I walk in the front door and there's a display of Boral. Bring the sample up to the guy I talked to, said he never noticed the display--WTF. I got the distributor on the phone, he gave the the counter guy the SKU, I had the product the next day.

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I found the material to be very dusty and will wear down blades. I used my Festool and midi for the track saw which wasn't bad but miter saw and routing........no help
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I found the material to be very dusty and will wear down blades. I used my Festool and midi for the track saw which wasn't bad but miter saw and routing........no help
There are 4 videos up now of the process I went through to make the trim. Here is a link to the first one. The rest you can get to through my channel.

The CMS controlled the dust well (second video in the series).

Yes, I did use one of my Dominos and Kreg Forman on the Boral....


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Let's not forget boral is also brittle in long lengths and will snap like a twig if man handling 16 footers...don't ask me how I know
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Let's not forget boral is also brittle in long lengths and will snap like a twig if man handling 16 footers...don't ask me how I know
Can one man even carry a 16'er? I was considering the Boral 1/2 x 6 siding for my own house. I picked one up out of the pile and immediately heard a loud, "NO" from the yard help. It looked so good too for the $. I bought cedar instead...
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Let's not forget boral is also brittle in long lengths and will snap like a twig if man handling 16 footers...don't ask me how I know
Don't man handle---problem solved.

It is brittle, but it can be handled by carrying on edge.

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i will admit to snapping a length or 2 but it's easily repairable
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You could always clamp a piece of 1x onto the long piece to keep it from snapping while moving it. It's a PITA, but it works. I've done it for getting a few pieces of Hardie up into an awkward spot on a ladder.
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All that custom trim work on a vinyl window?

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I swithed to Boral about a year ago from pvc. PVC has too much movement and has cracked at the fastening points on long lengths. Dust is brutal, but not klingy like pvc. Would like lengths at 18 ft. As of yet they don't make sheet goods. I pre assemble window and door packages with pocket screws and some pl3, needs longer set time vs pvc. Bevel siding in great but definitely not a 1 man job. Beats cedar all day long.

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I swithed to Boral about a year ago from pvc. PVC has too much movement and has cracked at the fastening points on long lengths. Dust is brutal, but not klingy like pvc. Would like lengths at 18 ft. As of yet they don't make sheet goods. I pre assemble window and door packages with pocket screws and some pl3, needs longer set time vs pvc. Bevel siding in great but definitely not a 1 man job. Beats cedar all day long.

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I see that they so make 12' and 20' in the 4/4, 5/4 and 2x trim. How does paint hold up on the stuff?
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Paint holds great. Once painted the textured side really pops.

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Paint holds great. Once painted the textured side really pops.

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Have you returned to an old install?

I did a couple of thousands of dollars in the stuff last summer. My impression was it painted great but I have not returned since to see how its aging.

I think because it doesnt wick water its probably going to last a long time
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I was also just reading about a product and fine homebuilding called magnesium oxide.
Apparently the material is far less Dusty than fiber cement and it was preferred by the installer. The product also says it's a multi-use material like a tile backer as well as siding profiles.
Maybe this is the next generation

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