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Old 03-05-2012, 09:17 AM   #1
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I have a customer that does not want us to glue the plywood down to the floor joists. He would like us to screw the perimeter only, then wait right befor the flooring goes down, then screw the rest of the plywood. Has anyone herd of this or do this. My customer's reason for this is bacause of the high moisture under construction the plywood might delaminate when the wood starts to dry out
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makes no sense.

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a tongue and groove subfloor with screws seems a much better solution. advantech guarantees up to 7 (oops) rain events during the building phase.
in general any remaining construction moisture that drys out over time will not phase the stuff
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No no no. What basis does your client have for this thinking? If you do what he/she wants you'll have a squeaky sub floor. I'd screw the subfloor at this point anyway.
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Why is client telling you how to do your work?
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Tell him you will do it like that but won't warranty the work because of it not being a recommended method. I would advise him to screw and glue the whole floor from the start.
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Tell him you will do it like that but won't warranty the work because of it not being a recommended method. I would advise him to screw and glue the whole floor from the start.
What he said ^
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Time to get in the driver's seat.

You need to let the HO know where the rubber meets the road...

If you don't have complete control now, this job will become a nightmare...
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Sounds like he may be a hard customer to please. Charge him double what you would do it before and with no warrenty.
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Time to get in the driver's seat.

You need to let the HO know where the rubber meets the road...

If you don't have complete control now, this job will become a nightmare...
yea thats where I was getting at...I think good way to go about it is to get HO off site by warning him of unecessary risks and liabilities since his home is at present your job site and any nail that might stick into his foot will be more headache for you that you dont want to deal with...

Among those lines...or better...say yes to what HO says,do it your way...
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I have a customer that does not want us to glue the plywood down to the floor joists. He would like us to screw the perimeter only, then wait right befor the flooring goes down, then screw the rest of the plywood. Has anyone herd of this or do this. My customer's reason for this is bacause of the high moisture under construction the plywood might delaminate when the wood starts to dry out
Glue and nail. Never seen a problem
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the plywood might delaminate when the wood starts to dry out
Use OSB just to mess with him
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Glue it and screw it.
How does the clients reasoning helpwith construction moisture. The only way you can keep the moisture out of thesub floor do to site moisture is to not bring it onto site. Clients can getsome strange ideas, I do not envy you on this one.

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Do it his way with no warranty what so ever. I guess he wants a squeeky floor.

Sounds like one of the diy'ers that thinks he knows the trade.. must watch those home improvment tv shows alot that make it look simple and show u everything wrong..

His theory makes no sense... Just plain dumb

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