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Old 02-16-2008, 11:17 PM   #29
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When I get the nyloboard I will post. I am picking it up monday but it won't go in until I get the welding completed. Hopefully that will be next weekend. I am getting tired of this thing sitting not getting finished.

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Old 02-17-2008, 12:06 AM   #30
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Nyloboard sounds great. I will be looking forward to see your post on the matter.I hate to say it, but before I go to the expense I want to see a test subject. I do hate floor rot.
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:09 AM   #31
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When I get the nyloboard I will post. I am picking it up monday but it won't go in until I get the welding completed. Hopefully that will be next weekend. I am getting tired of this thing sitting not getting finished.
Brian,

Planning any trips to the north??? I'll make sure there is plenty of food and drink when you arrive.

So, when can I expect you? ...and my 7 sheets of nyloboard)

Thanks again for finding this cool stuff.
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:49 AM   #32
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Previously when we've looked at plastic replacement for plywood it has been strong and light, but not as stiff as plywood, and so it needs more supports under it than plywood, else it flexes underfoot. It will be interesting to see if this stuff performs better.
this would be my biggest concern. may be stronger but more flexible.i would really check this point out.
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:25 AM   #33
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To be honest my mother has a cottage in Minoqua Wisconsin. I want get up there. I have the summer off and getting to Minoqua is one of my goals. She is not well and nobody has been to the cottage for two years. It sits on lake Minoqua. Plus I need to get some good cheeze. I miss Wisconsin Cheeze.

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Old 02-17-2008, 11:33 AM   #34
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The route from Loganville to Minocqua goes right past my house. We have plenty of cheese! and other Wisconsin favorites. If at some point you decide to make the trip send me an email... I'd make it worth yor while.
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:26 AM   #35
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What is the cost of Advantech vs Nyloboard? At $140.00 a sheet Nyloboard should far exceed Advantech in quality. If not, why spend the extra dollars. Plus you have to pay shipping from Georgia.
Advantech is about $25 a sheet here and available at all the yards around me. FWIW
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Thanks for the pricing.
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:40 AM   #37
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Downside of nyloboard

My carpenter friend thinks that wood will " grab " onto a nail better, and wood is more forgiving if the need arises to unscrew and rescrew. He feels that the wood is alive and will expand, eventually, and grab a nail.
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My carpenter friend thinks that wood will " grab " onto a nail better, and wood is more forgiving if the need arises to unscrew and rescrew. He feels that the wood is alive and will expand, eventually, and grab a nail.
I agree, but an A/S floor is not attached with nails.
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I am committed now to putting the floor in with Nyloboard because I just paid for it and brought it home. It looks great. From feeling it and moving it I have come to the conclusion that it feels like plywood. It has the same flexibility and weighs about the same. I had a opportunity to meet the plant manager and get a complete tour. He told me that they are starting to sell it to motohome manufactures. They are already using it for flooring for other trailers and buildings. It is fire proof and does not give off any poisonous gases. They have a house on the plant grounds built with this board. It has an R factor of 32. They will even sell you a house in parts if you wish to build one. he showed me how it cuts and what it looks like after you cut it. It is hard all the way through. But the test will be when I put it in and how it holds up. The cost was $156.00 with the tax. Pricey but I still want to try it. It does not rot or mildew. It will never become water logged. Made from recycled carpet fibers from the carpet mills in Georgia. I will be the guinea pig so wish me luck


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Brian,

Thanks for the update... I'm glad you made the plunge. It's nice they gave you a tour of the factory. I think the R32 stuff for houses you are referring to is their SIPS. These are structural insulated panels that are made by sandwiching a urethane foam core between two nyloboard skins. These are structural and need no stud framing. They are usually precut in the factory and assembled in the field... another product likely made better by the substitution of nyloboard for the usual OSB.

Any luck with my offer of cheese to lure you to WI?
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I've been trying to call work all morning but keep getting the machine. I guess they get Presidents day off, but we never have before. I've been off since September recovering from surgery after an accident.

Anyways, I see you already got the product and I hope it works as planned. Keep us posted! Tom
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I've replaced the decks and stringers of two boats using 3/4 MGP, so I'm really interested to see how well this product works. If it can structurally hold up as camper trailer decking without any more flex/sag than the MGP, then I don't see any reason why it wouldn't hold up as boat decking too. MGP is good and lasts a long time even in marine applications, but it sure would be nice to someday build a boat deck that I know will last indefinitely.
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