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Old 03-25-2015, 09:40 AM   #171
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The few weeks or month that fist piece off OSB has been sitting there has caused it to swell to almost twice the thickness of the freshly cut pieces.

Please don't mislead the new members.

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Old 03-25-2015, 10:24 PM   #172
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Naster. I am misleading no one. I simply posted an image that I have actually experienced. Is that what bothers you? Makes no never mind. There is no one way to convert a bus. So why don't you simply post on your build thread how you did your floors. Don't forget to include pictures.

Oh and why don't you learn to utilize the spell check. It makes you look ignorant. And we don't want that to happen.
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Old 03-25-2015, 11:15 PM   #173
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Just a question here, but isn't OSB heavier than plywood to be using in a build.

As for laminate flooring, I had pieces of scrap that got thrown outside and forgotten about for almost a year and showed absolutely no change from the pieces we kept in the house.

I haven't looked lately at the pieces we have in the scrap pile from the bus build to see if they show damage from being exposed to the elements.

Maybe there is a considerable difference between laminates but so far we have used two different brands (and no I don't know the name of either) and have had good luck.

ALSO: NAT I don't see the doubling of size that you say is there.

I guess time will tell.

Either way, we haven't bought or used OSB in the bus cause we thought the weight would be critical to the final bus weigh in????
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Old 03-26-2015, 12:26 AM   #174
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In our use, the OSB weighed roughly the same yet was considerably cheaper in dollars. Coming from a construction background in the Southeastern US, we had decades long experience in the use of certain types of OSB being exposed to the elements for anywhere from weeks to months. And I know of several sheds that were only sheathed (sided) in unpainted exterior grade roof sheathing for years. Unlike some, I am fully aware that not all OSB's are created the same. They do not use the same glues in manufacture, even within the same manufacturer's lines. That is because they are designed to do different things. The OSB we used is a more stable product than the available exterior grade plywood. And no, the OSB piece that has lain outside for so long did not double in size. It measures 7/16". The new pieces that were recently bought a couple days earlier and had not been exposed to the elements measures.... 3/8". So the older piece that has lain outside for so long "swelled" up a whopping 1/16". I have tape measures and I do know how to read them.

Like I keep saying, do your own homework and do not take mine or anyone else's opinion. Anyone who does not do their own research is a fool. Also there is no one way to convert a bus. This is just how this particular bus is being converted. Any mistakes made are something that I, and I alone, will have to live with and deal with. Read the disclaimer in my signature.
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Old 03-26-2015, 02:54 PM   #175
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Sorry, I don't always have time to worry about a few miss spelled words.

Lorna, Thanks for responding in a professional manner to my post. You are my best critic on skoolie.net. I missed you being here when you were gone for a few month's last year.

We are still missing the biggest point to OSB.

The outdoor rated OSB you keep speaking of has no place in a bus due to the deadly, non interior rated chemicals used in the manufacturing process. These chemicals continue to out gas, poisoning the people inside the bus for many years after completion.

Some folks I know have seen massive changes to their over all health when the moved out of the home they had built using OSB in place of sheet rock on a few interior walls.

Is your health worth using a outdoor product inside your home?

If you spend the money to protect your health, you can always make more money.

If you take the cheaper less healthy choice, and ruin your health, your done. No turning back. No more making money.

I fully indorse using what ever you need to in a survival situation.
Same go's if your only building for temporary to just get by. Like me living in my shed.

What I'm trying to prevent is folks building nice, well planned, decent skoolies with sub standard material that is not intended, or safe for indoor use.

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