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Old 09-02-2010, 06:23 PM   #1
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What has plywood become?

I left this small piece of plywood laying on my driveway for a week. It rained one of the day's I remember. Today I seen this and wondered what it was, and when I got close to it I was shocked when I realized that it was that nice little piece of plywood I left outside. I dont know how a manufacturer can put out such a cheap product.
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:36 PM   #2
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I'm guessing that's not marine grade
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:01 PM   #3
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I left this small piece of plywood laying on my driveway for a week. It rained one of the day's I remember. Today I seen this and wondered what it was, and when I got close to it I was shocked when I realized that it was that nice little piece of plywood I left outside. I dont know how a manufacturer can put out such a cheap product.
Hold on to it. It may be valuable. It looks a lot like some of the public art that has been going up around here lately. You may have to throw a can or two of unattractive paint on it, but maybe not.


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The plywood you have is most likely an interior grade, which will delaminate in wet or humid conditions. The mahogany plywood original to my 65 gt all delaminated do to exposure to humidity resulting from missing rear window and astrodome. The floor which had standing water from the same exposure is still predominately as new. It is exterior grade fir plywood. I am in the process of replacing floor due to plumbing leaks and am using fir 3/4 exterior grade with sanded face
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:30 PM   #5
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A discussion around here awhile back lead me to ADVANTECH.

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A discussion around here awhile back lead me to ADVANTECH.

AdvanTech Flooring From Huber Engineered Woods - AdvanTech
This stuff has been used in the custom home building industry for years and does NOT change in dimension. Why Airstream doesn't utilize it is beyond comprehenshion. The little extra weight would be worth the heartache felt by many Airstreamers due to leaks and damage caused by floor swells and delamination. Just my two cents worth.
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it looks like barrel grade plywood. it stays round when wet. :-)
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:37 PM   #8
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We used Advantech in our home. It held up to rain and snow before we were dried in.
But----it's real heavy!!
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