Norbord Blog Features: The Wood Whisperer


 

Deck Joist Span Table
Aug 11, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

When most builders are determining joist spans for decks, they refer to floor joist spans in their local US building codes. However, decks have to withstand moisture and inclement weather and may be framed with incised treated lumber which means that those joist ratios won’t be accurate.

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Space your T&G Sub-flooring Panels Properly
Aug 2, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

When installing tongue and groove OSB sub-flooring panels, it is essential that you space them correctly. Sub-flooring panels will expand and contract with changes in ambient moisture.

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Let-in Bracing the Old Way
Jul 25, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

Every now and then it seems we get a glimpse back in time, and this user submitted photo showcases a blast from the past let-in bracing.

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Orientation of OSB roof boards when installing
Jul 10, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

Does it matter which side is up when installing your OSB roof boards? Get the answer today from the Ol’ Sage Builder

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How much weight load is SolarBord able to support?
Jun 30, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

When it comes time to upgrade your roof you might opt for heavy tiles/slates and it’s best to know if your existing SolarBord can handle that kind of load.

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APA Wall-Bracing Calculator Now Available
Jun 7, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

The APA has launched a wall-bracing calculator that will save you time and money on expensive callbacks.

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Unclogging Spray Nozzles
May 26, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

Clogged spray nozzles shouldn’t mean you throw out the can; this creates waste and costs more. There are a number of quick fix solutions you can try to get your nozzles back in action in no time at all.

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Minimize moisture content on your wall sheathing?
May 3, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

Did your wall sheathing get wet? Well, best listen to the Ol’ Sage Builder regarding the maximum moisture content before closing up your walls.

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What are the Small Black Diamonds on Tape Measures?
Apr 21, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

Ever noticed the little black diamonds or triangles on your tape measure?

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Utilizing Raised-Heel Trusses will Improve HERS Rating
Apr 12, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

We already know that raised-heel trusses save you time. But raised-heel trusses can also save you material and money. Allowing full-depth insulation over the wall plates may allow a lower R-Value in the attic in some climate zones. Because the insulation won’t be compressed, you are able to use less insulation which saves you money.

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Don’t Forget to Space your Panels Correctly
Mar 22, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

Floor, Wall and roof sheathing panels must be spaced 1/8’ apart. Wood expands and contracts with changes in moisture conditions and these gaps are essential in preventing buckling. So read on to make sure your space correctly!

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Follow Proper Nailing Patterns on Roofing to Prevent Callbacks
Mar 9, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

When the sun is at a particular angle, you can see the outline of the OSB panels on my roof. This causes a ‘windowpane’ effect. Why is this happening and what can you do to prevent it?

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