This DIYNetwork video shows you how to install siding on wood with a J track yourself.
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Male: One thing you don’t want to do is get between a boy and his toys and for ex professional football player Greg Gilbert, the thing getting between him and his priced motorcycle is all that clutter he and his family the came lighted in the garage. Greg wants space to work on his bike but what about all his other stuff?
Okay so we’re going to lose the plant, we’re going to lose this and we’re pretty much working between this vent for your dryer, and that down spout there.
Greg Gilbert: so I'm going to be able to put my lawn equipment in here and maybe some of the paint cans that we have sitting everywhere.
Male: Yeah and you know what the odor about it too because paint cans inside in a closed area it’s not generally a good idea. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to do is create a vice that will run about three inches over into this existing pipes. We’re going to build it out straight here which is great for exterior applications and it’s light.
Greg Gilbert: Wow, that’s going to be good. I'm just thinking how you are you going to be able to make enough room to fit my lawn mower, the blower, the weed whacker, the gas that goes along with it, all of my fertilizer and things like that.
Male: That’s something you don’t have to worry about. Leave it to me and I will show you how all guys together.
Greg Gilbert: Great.
Male: Our shed will be tall and white filled with plenty of shoves and beans. We will also pitch a double doors that will open the one 180 degrees for optimal storage and access and since we’re matching the outside to the existing side of the house it will look like part of the house. Starting goes on using a J tract system. It is now in the place. I always preferred painting before installing because getting to this phase after deciding this only makes it a frustrating job.
Greg Gilbert: Why do we call this a J tract?
Male: Simply because it’s shaped like a J and the J itself it’s what’s going to hold the siding.
Greg Gilbert: I was just wondering.
Male: So after we get this in position then it’s a good time to take the measurements. It’s not a good idea to have it all a siding pre cut because this can always change a little bit. I mean when you’re nailing it. Once in position we can take a fixed measurement, go away and cut it, come back and it will fit inside the J just like that.
Greg has no problem using the motor saw to cut the siding to the right length. This siding was slide into the J tract easily but first we need to add two nails to the base post to hold it in place.
It’s important that when we nail it in we don’t nail it hard against the wood reason being is this stuff tends to expand and contract quite a lot and I want it to move around a little bit. Big hands, little nails, I'm telling you bad combination.
Greg Gilbert: Hey, when these nails are not made for John hands, but this is crazy.
Male: If they are longer nails, it looks like a torture chamber nail, always nail a stick and let it roll, brushing up against the fingers every time I put something in there, so it’s tricky as it easy, so you will be thankful a lot.
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