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Is it normal to see light between the plywood on a roof deck?

There is actually a requirement that the plywood sheets are not tight against each other. The normal spacing is about 1/8 inch or the thickness of a nickel. Some installers use Plywood clips to keep ...
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How to prep small piece of plywood for wall paint

Plywood isn't the best stuff to use to get that "as much like a wall as possible" smooth look. It will be very hard to make the plies disappear behind the paint: the plies will telegraph ...
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Spacing between shelf brackets for 1/4 inch plywood and light load

Take your longest piece of leftover 1/4", balance it between two chairs, drop your cat in the middle and see what happens. If you don't like the result, move the chairs closer til you do. Tack ...
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Spacing between shelf brackets for 1/4 inch plywood and light load

"Reasonably" and "safely" aren't really at play here. Both are highly subjective. It also depends on the type and quality of the plywood. Rough construction plywood is very ...
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