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Offline OlJarhead

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Sheeting a 10 foot floor
« on: November 20, 2009, 09:18:09 AM »
OK I was just trying to think of how I would sheet a ten foot by 13 foot space in the loft without too much waste.

Any ideas? ???

My first idea was to sheet 4 feet and 6 feet alternatively which would leave about 12" that would need sheeting against one side.  Basically a 4' sheet of 3/4 T&G laid on the joists and met on end by a 6' sheet to the wall.  Then reverse the next set with the 6' sheet to the 4' sheet and reverse again thus staggering the joints by 2 feet.

Finishing it off would be the bear since I'd have to use just one foot of OSB sliced off a perfectly good sheet.

Not sure of any better way to do this -- ideas?

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Re: Sheeting a 10 foot floor
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2009, 10:38:39 AM »
The 13 foot is the width I assume?

Are these sheet goods going to have T&G edges?

What thickness?


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Re: Sheeting a 10 foot floor
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2009, 10:55:07 AM »
The 13 foot is the width I assume?

Are these sheet goods going to have T&G edges?

What thickness?




Yes it's about 13' wide (14 foot wide cabin with 5 1/2" walls so the floor should actually run 13'1" if I'm thinking straight....the beams are about 156 3/4" but not fully recessed into the studs I think.

T&G 23/32 OSB flooring.


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Re: Sheeting a 10 foot floor
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2009, 11:50:52 AM »
I do not like narrow pieces of sheathing/subflooring if they can be avoided.

Also remember you don't get a full 48" of width coverage out of a sheet of T&G sheet goods.

I would do it something like this.



One "problem" you will run into is how to get the T&G of all the long edges engaged. There will have to be one where the lower lip of the groove will have to be trimmed off.

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Re: Sheeting a 10 foot floor
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2009, 12:05:16 PM »
I think that's it!  Wow!  Thanks Don!  Sheesh, I'll have to start paying you soon for all the advice!

OK, so I wasn't sure about the trimmed off comment but I can see taking sheets 1,2 and 3 (with 3 being trimmed to 3 feet wide) and installing them as shown with sheet 4 cut into 2 foot strips to be placed at the bottom and top of each 8 footer.  The 5th sheet will be cut down to about 2 feet leaving nearly the same (so I ought to make it an even two feet me thinks).

This works becuase then I do the other side with the remainder of sheet 5 and 3 6 foot sheets....wait a minute.....

Cut sheet 4 into a 6 foot length and put the 2 footer under #3, then use the 6 foot section on the short loft across from it....let me try this...


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Re: Sheeting a 10 foot floor
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Re: Sheeting a 10 foot floor
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2009, 12:20:43 PM »
Don:  thanks!  I'm totally stoked again!

I hadn't thought about using the other side as part of this floor plan until you posted that drawing and then it occurred to me that the slim sheet (2 footer) will make 16 feet of 2 foot T&G so will fit perfectly on both sides and can be the start point.  Then working back from there I just cut the 6 footer and install, then cut put the 8 footer in on the other side and drop the remaining 2 feet from the 6 footer behind it and viola you are sheeting a 16 foot long by 13 foot wide floor with 7 sheets and very little waste!


 

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