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Offline retiredmarine

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Wet OSB Install
« on: June 16, 2019, 08:59:25 AM »
Back to the fountain of knowledge.  I looked at the questions already posed on this topic but they mostly deal with after the OSB has been installed and then gotten wet.  My OSB (23/32 TG) is still banded on the job site. It's rained on and off for the last few days and we're expecting a few more days like that. My question is can I go ahead and use it on the subfloor or should I wait? If I did install it then I'm sure it would see a few more days of rain before it ever saw a roof.

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Re: Wet OSB Install
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2019, 09:52:16 AM »
A bit of water will only hurt it very superficially....if there's ponding, drill holes to let the water escape...hopefully you have it tarped and bone dry til install....
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Re: Wet OSB Install
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2019, 12:20:21 PM »
Well, no. It's still banded so the top couple of sheets and maybe the edges got wet in today's rain storm. The question is should I glue it and screw it tomorrow?

 

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