Started by pioneergal, December 11, 2005, 08:24:23 PM
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Quote Some clients only see the bottom line $$$$ Oh well the jobs we lose, we probably are better off in the long run , without them . PEG
QuoteHow does 1/2 plywood compare to 7/16 OSB as sheathing for exterior walls and for the roof?All of the responses have been great............thanks to all.I probably should have mentioned in my orignal post the purpose for my asking.We were at Home Depot on Sunday evening making a purchase and browsing when we saw the 1/2 Ply displayed by the 7/16 OSB.There was only a dollars difference between the 2 products ....1/2 Ply = $11.99 7/16 OSB = $10.99We don't have a lot of $'s but would rather spend a little extra now if it's necessary than to spend $'s and time in repairs later.We're rookies leaning on the advice of friends and all of you kind folks on this forum that have been so kind in your postings.If I can figure out how to post pictures I would like to share with the forum our progress to date.God Bless
QuoteHi, We just recently finished our garage with 1/2" cdx on exterior walls and roof. Roof decking was on trusses 24" on center. Exterior walls were 2" X 6" 24" on center. (OSB 7/16" was $11.99 and CDX 1/2" was $12.99) If we were to do it again, I would spend the extra $ for 5/8 cdx on the roof. I weigh almost 300 lbs. and was very nervous when walking on that roof !!! Thought I was going through a couple of times. Lots of flexing. We used 2 plywood clips between each truss. The difference in cost would have been $7.00 a sheet. I used 22 sheets for the roof. $154.00 extra (CDX 5/8" was $19.99) Would have been money well spent. Finished exterior with hardiplank siding. I felt the Hardiplank was worth the extra time and money. It was hard to cut unless using the special hardi blade in a circular saw. The siding would just eat up carbide blades. I agree with Peg, to hand nail shingles. I started with a nailing gun. Some nails would end to deep. And some were set high, so I had to drive them with a hammer anyway. Good Luck . . .
QuoteI disagree on the OSB vs Waferboard. OSB has its chips aligned in layers parallel and perpendicular to the long edge. quote , 7/16 OSB / Waferboard , I'd say they are the same product , [highlight]MTL [/highlight]. [highlight]MTL. More Than Likely[/highlight] . Yes check it out see if it structural sheathing or not . MTL Jared didn't get the nomeclature right , those terms are used loosely , if his package "[highlight]said it was to be used as sheathing" [/highlight]he either tripped the nomclature or he lives in a non conforming area in which that supplier sells thier product. One might ask what is roof decking Is it a flat roof , that requires a deck and a roof , like this , or a standard roof , like this , [highlight]You would have to go back to Jareds org post ,[/highlight] I'm looking at a home package from Sutherland's lumber and it specifies 7/16" wafer board for the roof decking. What do you think of this? Doesn't wafer board seperate really bad if it gets wet? Also, it doesn't use plywood sheathing, only bracing, asphalt paper and hardboard siding. Is this still a good choice, or is plywood better? Thanks. Jared Context / content , all are subjective if one is not balanced by another [highlight][/highlight].
QuoteThat's why I like building with trees, PEG - they grow crooked so I have an excuse. :-/
QuoteNow a question about it - obviously it is not graded and stamped - obviously I would use it if I wanted to - obviously it is big enough to replace a 4x4 - will a building official give you a problem with this or does an engineer have to approve it? :-/
QuoteIn fact --extremely nice job, PEG -- those doors are beauties -- they look like one or only a few of a kind at least.