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Thread: any tips for replacing single cedar planks on siding?

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    any tips for replacing single cedar planks on siding?

    I need to replace a few pieces of the cedar plank siding on my house due to woodpecker damage...

    I'm assuming that I just pull the old one off and slide a new one in, but I figured I'd ask the experts first...


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    Delton, Michigan
    what are yu calling cedar plank? is it running horizontal or vertical and being a set width, like boards ? or are yu talking the split shake stuff?
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    There are a lot of old methods but new technology has made it more easy to accomplish. The new tolls Multi-Max and the Dremel version have a metal cutting blade that can reach up under the lap and slice the nails , allowing for free removal of the blank (either cedar shingles or lapped siding) Might be worth an investment.

    They also make a tool similar to a slimjim for poping open car doors. It is a flat piece of steel with a sharpened hook that can grab the nails and with a sharp blow from a hammer you can yank out the nails.

    With horizonal lapped siding you can pry up and pop the nails loose , carefully remove all nails and slide out the damaged siding, re-insert ( put some caulking on the ends of the new piece (between the joints) and re nail, using new nail holes holes and caulk the old holes.
    Last edited by Bill Simpson; 06-30-2009 at 10:42 PM.

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    Nov 2006
    Alpharetta GA ( Metro Atlanta)
    Just make sure you get #1 cedar for the replacement wood.

    I am in the middle of replacing all of my cedar with Hardie Plank.

    Check out this Thread

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    thanks guys, project went pretty well.... ended up using my sawzall to cut the nails, a bit of caulk on the edges and slipped the new pieces in.

    I rate it a 1/2 a six-pack on the difficulty scale.

    now, staining the rest of the siding, while not difficult, what a pita.

    next time, it's all getting torn off and replaced with vinyl.


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