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Unread 02-25-2008, 04:06 PM   #1
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how do you leave an 1/8" gap between the sheets?

i've been reading about laying down a second sheet of ply for stone tiling according to ditra. how do you leave an 1/8" gap between the sheets? because when you're screwing down the sheets you can't really see how much gap there is. also leaving a 1/4" gap at the perimter. does that mean the perimeter of the room or the plywood sheet?

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Welcome aboard, Martin.

A good trick for leaving the gap between plywood sheets it poking a 16d common nail in between to keep the sheet from closing up when you're screwing or nailing it.

They are talking about the perimeter of the room for the 1/4 in. gap.
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Unless you are using T&G plywood, in which case you do not have to leave such a gap.
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I beg your pardon? You don't drive the T&G tight together either. Take this to the Hangout, Scooter.
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Unread 02-25-2008, 05:29 PM   #5
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excellent, that's exactly what i'll do. thanks JB.
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