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Old 06-29-2011, 05:31 PM   #1
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What size of plywood should I use when framing? It's an exterior wall of a garage. I'll be putting up vinyl siding if that effects the size. OSB or plywood??
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:40 PM   #2
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What size of plywood should I use when framing? It's an exterior wall of a garage. I'll be putting up vinyl siding if that effects the size. OSB or plywood??
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You can go as thin as 1/2" if you want. Either OSB or plywood will satisfy building code, but I'd check just in case. Or you can hang on a bit and Gary will be by to link you up to code info.
It would help if you stated where you live.
Personally I only use 3/4" exterior grade ply.

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I live in BC, Canada, not sure what the code is here.
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I live in BC, Canada, not sure what the code is here.
Don't you need to know the code to build the structure?
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I am fixing a rotten wall and replacing the covering so structurally not changing anything.
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use 3/4" exterior grade ply and you wont have any problems.
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I am fixing a rotten wall and replacing the covering so structurally not changing anything.
Older garages were sheathed with ship lapped 1x8's around here.
I'd replace the damaged wood with the same thickness material.

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