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  1. OSB vs plywood for window padding/shimming

    Windows and Doors
    I need to use 1/2" plywood or OSB on both vertical sides of my retrofitted window frame. I was wondering if there is any difference in OSB (cheaper) vs plywood (more pricey) for this application considering that if somehow moisture got in (which I'm making sure it doesn't but who knows) and the...
  2. Foundation Uneven, old home

    I have an old home in Bisbee, AZ (Built 1916). The foundation is Post and Piller on the side of a mountain. Over the years, additions have been made to the original home by previous homeowners and the flooring in some rooms has settled below the original foundation. Can someone direct me to a...
  3. Want to shim up over a flat roof

    I have a 60 x 30 flat roof in Los Angeles. It had a big puddle in the center. House built in the 50s - no problems until now. From inside, the ceiling is beautiful open beams - well, now they are water stained beams. over these beams is just: the roofing material! i.e., no plywood over the...
  4. Has anyone else had a bad experience with web-based construction supply merchants?

    Off Topic
    I'll go first... When is a cardboard box a case? I recently ordered construction shims from, DELETED He sells a kit of shims that contains a variety of sizes and which is described as: 'Our assortment kits are enclosed in a heavy duty cardboard box. Inside are placed 100ea of the 1/4"...