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Am working on a job doing some interior remodel and flooring and the customer has asked advice on how to repair/replace her exterior siding (insulbrick )that is falling off. The problem is that it's a 2 story with about 20 feet to the eave and there is only 12'' between the the house next door:eek:. any suggestions. Thanks for any input.
 

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Sounds like the same designer that engineered the fan belt on my old car--Instructions included----
First ; remove engine mounting bolts-----


Suggest you pass on that one--You need tiny little people who are not claustrophobic.

Or like G.M. suggested: First -unbolt house from the foundation----
 

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Many years ago I was doing some design work for a client on the Bruce Peninsula. They were having an 1800 sq ft addition built on to their cottage and the architect who did the plans designed a glass block window in the bathroom - I think about 4' wide x 6' high.

Seems pretty easy, except, the plans called for 2 panels with a 1" air space in between (for insulating I'm guessing)

He thought the install would be a "piece of cake"!
 

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Insulbrick is a paper based, tar impregnated, granular faced material that was popular from 1920 to 1950. This material can appear as brick, stone, metal siding or shingle.
 

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I believe this and the house built next to it was constructed the same time.However i still don't see how they installed the insulbrick with out getting stuck between houses.
 

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12" LoL......Id have to hire new guys thats for sure. my boots are 14" long.

couldnt hand drive nails, most nailguns wouldnt fit, even a screwgun and screw wont fit.

good luck
 

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I'll bet a thousand you are not the first person he has asked to do this job...RUN Forrest RUN...:laughing:
 

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Am working on a job doing some interior remodel and flooring and the customer has asked advice on how to repair/replace her exterior siding (insulbrick )that is falling off. The problem is that it's a 2 story with about 20 feet to the eave and there is only 12'' between the the house next door:eek:. any suggestions. Thanks for any input.
I have stapled vinyl up but not in 2 story application.

I honestly can't think of a way. When I saw this posted I was hoping to learn something new, nope:no:
 

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scab some 1" plywood spanning the gap between the homes at the adjacent walls, fill with concrete. concrete doesnt burn
 
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