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Cpaulin (Cpaulin)
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Post Number: 20
Registered: 08-2006
Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 11:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

None. Jam them tight together. The wood will only shrink, forming its own expansion space.

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Joe (Joe)
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Post Number: 720
Registered: 07-2006
Posted on Wednesday, September 05, 2012 - 11:03 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Use the thickness of a 16 penny common nail shaft as a spacer.
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Old_school (Old_school)
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Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2012 - 05:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It is going to shrink a bit even though it is dry. As long as you don't jam them tight together it should be fine.
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Catfeesh (Catfeesh)
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Post Number: 26
Registered: 12-2011
Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2012 - 03:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

How much of an expansion space would you leave between courses of 8" kiln dried spruce, or pine sheathing boards?

I had hoped to use local, green lumber, but the dude backed out.

Thanks,
-Richard

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