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Old 12-04-2017, 06:57 AM   #1
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Anyone have to do it? What do they do if you have to sand, pay for a sander rental and throw in a roll of paper? Subfloor has been down less than two weeks and is swelling up already. Yes it’s spaced properly.


I’ve always used the regular because I didn’t believe the claims that the more expensive stuff wouldn’t swell. I got a deal on this stuff so I thought I’d try it out. It was less than a dollar more than regular T&G OSB.

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Old 12-04-2017, 06:44 PM   #2
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Anyone have to do it? What do they do if you have to sand, pay for a sander rental and throw in a roll of paper? Subfloor has been down less than two weeks and is swelling up already. Yes itís spaced properly.


Iíve always used the regular because I didnít believe the claims that the more expensive stuff wouldnít swell. I got a deal on this stuff so I thought Iíd try it out. It was less than a dollar more than regular T&G OSB.
We swear by the Advantech. We have used it more and more each year over the last decade. Never had to sand any of it. The regular osb will always swell with the least bit of moisture. Not sure who guarantee;s that it wont.

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I wont use anything but Advantech, if they cant afford the Advantech, they probably cant afford me,

we did have to sand it once maybe 10 years ago, I don't remember all the details other than we we invoiced T&M and the rep delivered a check the next week

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We swear by the Advantech. We have used it more and more each year over the last decade. Never had to sand any of it. The regular osb will always swell with the least bit of moisture. Not sure who guarantee;s that it wont.


I’m using GP Dryguard, enhanced OSB. 200 day no sand guarantee. Not sure where to get Advantech around here.


Sanding is not a big deal. I rent a drum sander from Menards for about $50 including paper. It takes less than an hour to sand 2000 sq ft of sub floor but the running around eats up over half the day. I try to do it on a slow day.

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how much did the floor swell up? get a lot of rain?
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how much did the floor swell up? get a lot of rain?
It rained once overnight but was dry by morning.
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It happens. I have some CDX that started delaminating after one rain exposure. Some glue problem....
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We swear by the Advantech. We have used it more and more each year over the last decade. Never had to sand any of it. The regular osb will always swell with the least bit of moisture. Not sure who guarantee;s that it wont.
GP does.

https://www.buildgp.com/dryguard-enhanced-osb
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I see they call that "enhanced" osb. I thought you were referring to some guarantee on regular t&g osb.
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It happens. I have some CDX that started delaminating after one rain exposure. Some glue problem....
I'm guessing Y/P?

I don't use anything but D/F plywood. I have had D/F plywood in the weather for weeks and not one hint of delaminating.

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