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Old 10-18-2013, 03:25 PM   #1
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New Particle Board Floor

Any tips on replacing the chip board under the flooring of a slide out? It has some water damage from a leaking frig, and I have taken the carpet up. Has anyone ever done this themselves and what is the easiest way to remove the old chip board since it goes under the walls?
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In all likelihood it is OSB oriented strand board, not the same as chip board and actually more resistant to water than plywood. If it is not particularly bad I would dry it out and use CPES Wood preservation, rot repair, and restoration using epoxy resin on boats and homes. If it is serious enough you are going to have to replace a section. Cut out router out a lip on the under floor and replacement section to match, glue and screw. Were it me I would use an aluminum patch under the floor to reinforce the whole mess.
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In all likelihood it is OSB oriented strand board, not the same as chip board and actually more resistant to water than plywood. If it is not particularly bad I would dry it out and use CPES Wood preservation, rot repair, and restoration using epoxy resin on boats and homes. If it is serious enough you are going to have to replace a section. Cut out router out a lip on the under floor and replacement section to match, glue and screw. Were it me I would use an aluminum patch under the floor to reinforce the whole mess.
Wow you can lean something every day here! I did not believe the water resistance reference in the above post. Did some research. He is right! Never trusted any particle board, but I guess that is because I'm old. LOL
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The best is marine grade plywood but OSB becaus they need to use more resin is better that conventional plywood. The best idea is to keep it from getting wet to begin with or use a composite such as that used by Forest River.
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We went with the OSB and aluminum. Will seal and apply new flooring this week. Thanks so much to all of you guys!!!
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