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indskys

09:22AM | 05/01/03
Member Since: 04/30/03
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About 2 years ago I bought my house it was built in 1977..upon replacing a patio door I noticed that the house was not completely sheathed in plywood only small sections were the rest of the wall sheathing was a fiberous scotch brite like panels, like a fiber board.I have never seen this b-4 do I need to resheath my house or is this acceptable….my house is a cape approx 2000 sqft…in NJ the sheathing is covered with alum siding Thanx

Bob Jr

12:44PM | 05/02/03
Member Since: 01/19/03
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Sounds almost like a product called Celotex. Used commonly in the era your was built. Plywood was used in the corners to hold the walls true and plumb and celotex was used everywhere else.

It's cheaper now to use OSB, and stronger.

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