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Old 07-30-2010, 11:23 PM   #57
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I read somewhere that it has OSB in the subfloor and that marine grade plywood is a good replacement option. Do you know if there are non-wood options such as plastics, aluminum or some recycled composite?

It's quite an expense to add the cost of holiday in JC on top of the cost of repair. Wondering if Eugene/Portland/Tacoma has the experience to do the job.
Thanks for the advice,

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Old 07-30-2010, 11:36 PM   #58
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there is no harm in EXPLORING repairs at spokane, fife/tac or OReGon...

even SOCAL has shops that can do good work.

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it gets back to the analogy of having a heart transplant...

do ya want it done by the folks who do them (successfully) every day...

or a francise looking for practice?

one COULD save some money on labor costs by removing the interior beforehand.

it would get u very familiar with the guts...

and a 16 can be stripped inside in 1 day.

of course putting it back2gether takes more time...

"where the hell do these left over pieces go?"

as awful as osb IS, you still need to expose it, to determine HOW MUCH needs replacement now.

if it turns out to only be a few sqft by the entry door, and maybe a strip near a window...

a good case could be made for ONLY replacing those pieces,

then SATURATING the entire subfloor with a resin/epoxy/sealant/hardener soup...

or sell it NOW and buy something larger for the same money as UPfixing this one.

lots of wayz to cut cheese.


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Old 07-31-2010, 12:21 AM   #59
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Unfortunately the soft area spans from the dinette to the bathroom door. I'm confident the bath should come out to repair the floor.

Thanks for your input,

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