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ChuckH

03:39AM | 10/03/02
Member Since: 10/02/02
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I'm framing in a part of my basement and would like to install carpeting in the new room. I do not have moisture problems but I laid down 6-mil plastic sheeting over the slab just in case. On top of the plastic, I have put down 1/2" CDX plywood as a sub floor and was planning to install the carpet over that. The problem is that the plywood is not flat. Some of the pieces are bowed or otherwise warped. Was this the wrong material to use or did the yard just send poor samples of the plywood. Will it flatten out over time? (yea, right) Thanks for any help or advise.

doug seibert

06:44AM | 10/03/02
Member Since: 08/10/02
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How did you fasten the plywood? 1/2" is pretty thin and will require many fasteners to keep it flat........

ChuckH

08:39AM | 10/03/02
Member Since: 10/02/02
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I haven't fastened it at all yet. I didn't want to punch a bunch of holes through the vapor barrier. I'm thinking now, I should just lay the pad and carpet directly on the plastic sheeting and give up on the underlayment. Either that or go with a thicker underlayment that would stay flat. It that posible without fasteners or adhesive? Also, the ceiling is only 6'10" so I'm trying not to eat into the headroom too much.

doug seibert

09:10PM | 10/03/02
Member Since: 08/10/02
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Chuck.......Plywood will Never lay flat by itself..........There are some floor underlayments .......made from compressed newsprint or other fibers........cushioned....... like HOMOSOTE
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