Comments for The House on Rynkus Hill http://houseonrynkushill.com Restoring the mid-century house that my grandparents built in upstate New York Mon, 05 Nov 2018 19:39:37 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on The Evil Cantilever by Douglas Camin http://houseonrynkushill.com/2014/07/29/the-evil-cantilever/#comment-8954 Mon, 05 Nov 2018 19:39:37 +0000 http://houseonrynkushill.com/?p=1014#comment-8954 This really depends on how your cantilever is set up. As this house was originally built, there was vertical siding on the face and then a thin plywood soffit board underneath. But in the 90s my grandparents had the soffits and fascia boards “wrapped” with aluminum and plastic soffit material put over the plywood boards. This eliminates the need to paint these. But because they were present, there was an edge wrap piece on the vertical siding (the new soffit material lowered the effective height about 1 inch from original.) So for my case I took off the edge wrap and steadily worked my way down the line, pulling the plastic soffit pieces off one at at time by sliding them down the track they hang in to the end after taking out any screws used to keep them from rattling in the wind. You can also bend these pieces somewhat, so I was able to work around obstacles or bend the piece just enough to get it out anyways. Taking the plastic off exposed the old plywood, which I carefully removed. Once I was done getting the insulation into the cavity I put everything back and made sure to caulk the edges of the soffit material. The whole goal here is to minimize any airflow, even though the “outside” portion of the cantilever bay – it’s that airflow that will make your floor chilly.

Hope that helps!

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Comment on The Evil Cantilever by vmaffeo@yahoo.com http://houseonrynkushill.com/2014/07/29/the-evil-cantilever/#comment-8953 Mon, 05 Nov 2018 18:39:43 +0000 http://houseonrynkushill.com/?p=1014#comment-8953 I know this is an old post, but what is the order of operations to get to the sofit/cantilever, without damaging the siding? I’m guessing you start with the flashing on the far left, then slowly remove the screws holding in each piece of sofit/cantilever cover material?

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Comment on About by Douglas Camin http://houseonrynkushill.com/about/#comment-8943 Fri, 14 Sep 2018 02:57:21 +0000 http://houseonrynkushill.com/?page_id=10#comment-8943 Cyndi – I will make sure to re-send you the email! I am also going to send you some info about Aunt Grace. She saw your comments and asked me for more information.

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Comment on About by Cyndi http://houseonrynkushill.com/about/#comment-8939 Wed, 29 Aug 2018 19:18:00 +0000 http://houseonrynkushill.com/?page_id=10#comment-8939 Hi, I cannot find the email you sent last year. If you still have it could you resend? Hope all is well with you. We enjoyed reading all the info and would like to share with other family members. Thanks, Cyndi

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Comment on The Family Silver by Great Aunt Grace Visits | The House on Rynkus Hill http://houseonrynkushill.com/2014/01/13/the-family-silver/#comment-8932 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 03:19:05 +0000 http://houseonrynkushill.com/?p=729#comment-8932 […] So, this is another story that actually happened awhile ago, but I’m only just now getting around to putting it on the blog. My grandfather (Rynkus) had one sibling – a much younger sister, named Grace. I keep in touch with Grace, talking periodically on the phone with her and swapping emails. I met her once previously, about twenty years ago. She has a husband, Bob, and they have a few kids too, out in California, though they’re about 10-15 years old than I am. Bob and Grace also gave Mary and I her parent’s set of silverware as a wedding present.  […]

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Comment on About by Douglas Camin http://houseonrynkushill.com/about/#comment-8931 Thu, 30 Nov 2017 13:05:40 +0000 http://houseonrynkushill.com/?page_id=10#comment-8931 Hi Cyndi –

It is quite possible, Rynkus is an uncommon name. I’ll send you an email!

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Comment on About by Cyndi http://houseonrynkushill.com/about/#comment-8929 Mon, 06 Nov 2017 01:36:59 +0000 http://houseonrynkushill.com/?page_id=10#comment-8929 Curious to know if we are related. Not too common of a name.

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Comment on New Heritage Perennian Dining Room Buffet by Douglas Camin http://houseonrynkushill.com/2017/08/10/new-heritage-perennian-dining-room-buffet/#comment-8927 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 03:24:26 +0000 http://houseonrynkushill.com/?p=1992#comment-8927 I know. I’ve been steadily watching online. Perennian comes up periodically, but you have to know what to look for.

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Comment on New Heritage Perennian Dining Room Buffet by Douglas Camin http://houseonrynkushill.com/2017/08/10/new-heritage-perennian-dining-room-buffet/#comment-8926 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 03:23:51 +0000 http://houseonrynkushill.com/?p=1992#comment-8926 I know, I know – will get that post finished up too. In reality the shed has been done for quite a long time. I need to be better about getting my new updates on here!

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Comment on New Heritage Perennian Dining Room Buffet by Tricia http://houseonrynkushill.com/2017/08/10/new-heritage-perennian-dining-room-buffet/#comment-8925 Fri, 25 Aug 2017 18:21:08 +0000 http://houseonrynkushill.com/?p=1992#comment-8925 Beautiful! I love the legs on the Perennian line.

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