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Old 01-22-2014, 08:08 PM   #29
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When OSB was first produced back in the early 80's, it was a lot stronger and had a better glue. But when the manufacturer were mandated to remove the formaldehyde the product has never been as good, and the glue isn't as strong. The OSB available today can't Absorb any moister with out being weakened.
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:19 PM   #30
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I wonder what this cost a sheet, seems good stuff.

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Old 01-22-2014, 08:20 PM   #31
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Only in these forums could there be such an impassioned debate over plywood
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Old 01-22-2014, 09:06 PM   #32
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:47 AM   #33
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I wonder what this cost a sheet, seems good stuff.

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I did check this stuff out but discounted it along with Starboard due to two things…….weight and heat expansion. In other words you could only fasten these boards on the exterior of your trailer and have to leave a gap in the middle. If not the expansion rate would put pressure on the C channel and exterior wall.

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Old 01-26-2014, 06:23 PM   #34
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Along these same lines. I am working on our 62 tradewind and see that I need to replace just a bit of the floor: about 2 feet x 7 ft of the front, 2 feet x 7ft at the rear, 6-8 inch by 3 feet at the door and 12 inches by 3 feet on street side behind toilet area. My question: after removing the rotted pieces how to squeeze the new pieces in the space between the frame and the and the wall? Looks like the space is 3/4 thick and goes about 2 inches (will measure more precisely before cutting) back into the space under the wall. In places there are bolts that hold the wall to the frame with the wood sandwitched in between. Right now it looks like I will have to grind off any remaining bolts, remove the belly pan from the areas I need to access and then replace the bolts with the bolts that self drill into the frame. Sound about right, or is their an easier way?
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:32 PM   #35
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Regular plywood coated with sealant like thompsons water seal is my vote.
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