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Old 2009-07-29, 07:33 AM
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Hey, I'm back with another question! It looks as though they've gotten around to the framing for our fireplace, but I'm curious as to why they are doing it the way they are. The framing seems to go all the way to the ceiling, rather than chest-height, where we are supposed to have a mantle.

Do they do this for stability while building the fireplace, then make cuts and remove the framing that extends upwards beyond where the mantle will sit?

Sorry for the ****ty picture; I forgot the camera and only had my phone with me last night.
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Old 2009-07-29, 10:07 AM
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is that OSB they are using for the subfloor? i thought they should be using plywood.
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Old 2009-07-29, 10:14 AM
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is that OSB they are using for the subfloor? i thought they should be using plywood.
OSB everywhere. I haven't seen a builder in Ottawa yet laying plywood for the sub-floor and it seems that mine is no exception.
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Old 2009-07-29, 10:21 AM
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which is better, plywood or OSB?

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OSB everywhere. I haven't seen a builder in Ottawa yet laying plywood for the sub-floor and it seems that mine is no exception.
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Old 2009-07-29, 10:54 AM
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which is better, plywood or OSB?
My understanding is that it really doesn't make a lot of difference anymore. OSB has improved a lot from what it used to be or from what people used to call chipboard.

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http://www.woodfellow.ca/Articles_fi...oor_ready.html
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Old 2009-07-29, 05:14 PM
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Hey, I'm back with another question! It looks as though they've gotten around to the framing for our fireplace, but I'm curious as to why they are doing it the way they are. The framing seems to go all the way to the ceiling, rather than chest-height, where we are supposed to have a mantle.

Do they do this for stability while building the fireplace, then make cuts and remove the framing that extends upwards beyond where the mantle will sit?

Sorry for the ****ty picture; I forgot the camera and only had my phone with me last night.
weird - looks like you're going to get a mantle that just sticks on the front of the wall that is kicked out. are they running the vent straight out the back? if so, i don't know why they would need to go up like that. i assume you don't like it, and i'd give them a call if i were you - that might be a little expensive to fix later.
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Here's an opportunity to have an over mantle installed all the way to the ceiling.
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Old 2009-07-29, 05:33 PM
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Here's an opportunity to have an over mantle installed all the way to the ceiling.
Haha I don't get it :P I know they surely can't be doing a full height fireplace... right...? They've yet to do it in a Bristol anywhere!
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This is what we're suppose to be getting. Time will tell I guess.

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This is what were suppose to be getting. Time will tell I guess.
Exactly! And that's what they showed me in the design centre. I'll call the sales centre tomorrow. They "know" that everyone peeks at the houses. Even yesterday our rep asked what was done on the inside and how stuff was looking. I'll just tell her we peeked and were wondering why the fireplace framing looks the way it does...
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