can't get full sheets of plywood upstairs

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Old 02-07-08, 02:48 PM
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can't get full sheets of plywood upstairs

I can't get full sheets of plywood upstairs. I have to cut them to 5 foot and barely able to get then upstairs. Just how do I put these 5 foot sheets down in a 10X8 room?
 
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I take it this is for a subfloor?

Could you add more joists to compensate?

Is there balcony of some sort that you can hoist these sheets up?
 
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cut them in half and work with 4'x4' sheets
 
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Old 02-07-08, 04:15 PM
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Depending on what sort of construction is going on, if you are tearing out floors and ceilings, rip a hole in the floor and ceiling between 2 floor joists and make yourself an access hole to get the full sized sheets up.
 
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If your doing a floor dude, why not glue and nail a 2 by flush with the top of a joist the coincides with the biggest piece you can get up there? dont tare up that cieling your gonna hate yourself.. you now dont have that whimmpy 3/4" split and your cut man can be a hack ....think about it
dont forget the glue on the sheeting either mangos pr0bably right tho easy fix
 
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Old 02-07-08, 05:43 PM
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Mainly because a 2x will not give the vertical support the joists are giving. There will always be a weak spot where the lumber is joined. Splitting the sheets in half and working with 4x4 sheets will meet properly on the joist heads and give proper support, dude.
 
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This is a subfloor and it's going over 7/8" planks. Do the edges have to be nailed or screwed to a joist? Do the sheets have to be staggered?
 
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Old 02-08-08, 04:57 AM
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Most definitley nail or screw them to the joists ( I prefer screws), and stagger them.


I have the same problem doing a subfloor in my basement. I have 18 sheets of t&g osb I will need to cut in half to get down there.
 

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Old 02-08-08, 07:36 AM
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I remeasured and the floor is actually 9 X 101/2. If I use 4' sections should I use smaller pieces around the edges.
 
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Old 02-08-08, 11:16 AM
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Use 2 pieces 5x4, 2 pieces 4x4 and 1 piece 5x2 1/2 and last piece 4x2 1/2. Use 2 inch decking screws (not drywall screws) everywhere except where you can hit joist, there I would use 3 inch screws. Some construction adhesive will help with the project. Be sure to leave 1/8 inch expansion space between all sheets and also along the walls.
 
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Old 02-08-08, 11:19 AM
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Put liquid nail down first for sure then the screws
 
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Old 02-08-08, 11:31 AM
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Thanks guys, I forgot to mention the construction adhesive. Liquid nails or other. Even PL200 will work well. Really helps stiffen the floor, after the adhesive sets up.
 
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I had the same problem needing to get a dozen sheets of
3/4" plywood upstairs (plus I was working alone and too lazy to carry it). I had the yard deliver with a boom truck. I removed a window and they boomed them into the room. I think it cost $40 more than if i had picked it up myself at a big box.

When it came time for drywall I did the same thing.
 
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Old 02-10-08, 07:48 AM
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I'm using 1/2 in plywood. I figured it would be fine because the planks are a beefy 7/8" thick. I shopped for screws today and those 3" screws seemed awfully long! Even the 2" screws seemed long to me. I want to make sure I'm doing this right ,so what size screw should I use? Is my 1/2 plywood good enough? I'm going to finish off this floor with linolium.
 
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