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Old 12-27-2008, 09:04 PM   #1
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New Quartersawn Oak, no felt ?


Some time soon i will be laying a quartersawn oak floor directly on top of radiant tubing.

Heres the set up.
3/4 T&G sub-floor (plywood not OSB)
On top of that...
3/4 OSB strips cut to 8" widths
1/2 pex and a sheet of aluminum sandwiched between the 8" strips
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On top of that...
3/4 oak floor

Should i use felt ?
If i dont what will happen ?

Looking for long term answer.

I read in more then one place red-rosin paper is not effective no matter what.

Reason im asking is, will the felt block the head and will the felt start to smell because of the pex and heat.


Thanks for any guidance.
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Rosin paper is needed as a break between the materials to allow expansion/contraction without squeaking. But how are you planning to secure the flooring, certainly not nails????!!! And not sure I understand the OSB strips???

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Yup.. nails, just have to be careful.
The OSB strips will work under the same concept as this stuff...
http://www.pexsupply.com/categories....D=819&brandid=

Thanks for the squeaking info.
Will that still aply being its quartersawn and most of the expansion/contraction will be vertically not horizontally ?

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