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With so many types of glue on the shelf, how do you choose the right one? A long-time finish subcontractor explains which adhesives work best inside and out.
Q: It is my understanding that plywood and OSB should always be installed with space between the sheets for expansion. Apparently, always isn’t always. I am just now beginning a project on an unfinished house in New England that has had the 1-inch OSB subflooring glued and nailed to the joists...
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