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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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    • CommentTimeOct 6th 2007
    Cabin in the woods project; built 200mm off ground on piles. Under the floor joists, I have to fit a 18mm plywood soffit to give the structure stiffness and to stop vermin getting the floor void and the warmcell insulation falling out.

    Painting/treating the panels is a one shot deal, it gets done this once and then will be inaccessable for ever.........So what is the best protection?
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeOct 6th 2007
    Old engine oil?
    Carcinogenic, apparently.

    Richy, I will shortly have the same issue. I was going to rely on good airflow and waterproof glue in the wbp ply. How are you going to fit the ply? I was going to put slate-lath battens on the btm edge of the joists and drop the ply in.

    • CommentTimeOct 6th 2007
    Nick, We're building the floor in sections so we can fix the ply before the sections are lowered into place.

    I've seen wpb ply delaminate in 3 years when painted but where water has got in the edges. I'm pretty uncomfortable using it at all. Marine ply is the same stuff, just resistant to sea water.
    • CommentAuthorchuckey
    • CommentTimeOct 7th 2007
    WPB is a softwood ply with boiling-water proof glue. marine ply is hardwood based with boiling-water proof glue.
    • CommentTimeOct 8th 2007
    wbp comes in all sorts of hardwood finishes? is the core softwood?
    • CommentTimeOct 8th 2007
    I did principal floor beams at fairly wide c/cs, laid 18wbp over them, then 200x38 joists - spacers really - over them the other way, Warmcel between. Plenty of through ventilation, no problem 5yrs on.
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