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BV001141

09:25AM | 05/26/13
I guess third option would be to replace OSB with plywood and top with thinner Oak flooring.

BV006061

11:40PM | 10/19/14
Particular Board, Chip Board, Wafer Board, whatever, this originated in the early 1970s when the Chinese came to America and was "given" tree stumps in Oregon State and other areas in the Northeast. Americans thought they were crazy offering to remove the vast areas of bald Mountain Tops (forestry remains). The Chinese built giant platforms in international waters and glued the chipped from the stumps to make "wafer boards" and sold the product back to America and profited greatly. The American Roofers and builders had seen this new cheap 3 dollar wafer board as a profit margin and went crazy with it. Soon... the glue disintegrated from the heat of the sun and condensation. Millions of rooves were replaced within a years time. New modern OSB, Particular Board, still disintegrates when moisture is introduced, Water based glue is the fear and problem. Cheap is Cheap no matter how you look at it...you get what you pay for.
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BV007805

02:21PM | 05/14/15
I have a lot of rotting on my house. As I am having it repaired I have discovered that the sub siding is something like a thick cardboard, I don't know if it's this OSB I've been reading about or something even worse. It's almost like a thick cardboard? Any ideas and should I replace it all, even though I can't afford to?

BV007894

12:22AM | 05/24/15
in a word PLYWOOD. Pay more now or PAY way more later i f you cheap out with OSB

OldSchoolCarpenter

12:03AM | 05/25/15
Member Since: 05/21/15
9 lifetime posts
If the design called for plywood then it should plywood. Although your not sure if it's OSB or anther material that was used that's not the specified material as you pointed out, many homes use OSB to save money, as a contractor for 35 years I rarely use anything other than ply, I don't need a customer to call me back ten years from now because of a failure or problem, ply wood is a sound-stable and predictable solution and why the architect specified the material, especially on a Victorian that deserves the good material to go another 100 years.
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