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Old 01-23-2013, 10:18 AM   #1
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have one rotted spot in the corner by the tub.
There is non treated plywood down,can i just go over it with treated plywood or should i tear the whole floor out and start from scratch.


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How rotted? How thick is the new ply going to be?

What do you mean by 'treated'? BC exterior glue is the usual choice --green treated ply is not good for flooring.

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Treated plywood is never used inside a home.
It's never a good Idea to lay anything over rotten wood.
I only use Advantec for subflooring, stronger, no voids, far more water resistant.
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it just a small hole 3 inch by 3 inch from the water running down the tub after a shower,should i still tear it all out.none of the plywood is wet.what you think i should do?
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How rotted? How thick is the new ply going to be?

What do you mean by 'treated'? BC exterior glue is the usual choice --green treated ply is not good for flooring.
small spot in corner of tub 3 inch by 3 inch from the water running down after showers.The rest of the floor is dry
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it just a small hole 3 inch by 3 inch from the water running down the tub after a shower,should i still tear it all out.
Sorry, but that's really hard to believe. Wood does not just rot and then 1/4" over is perfect. Try driving some nails near that spot.

If it is only a 3" spot, you can just install 3/8" or thicker ply over the old.

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Sorry, but that's really hard to believe. Wood does not just rot and then 1/4" over is perfect.
One time I saw a situation similar to that under the corner of a bath. Maybe a 4" hole, soft wood a couple inches beyond that, then apparently perfect. To this day, that is a mystery to me.

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