Ok, one more time … gap or not to gap
To gap or not to gap that isthe question. Teh panel industry recommends that a 1/8 inch gap be left between sheathing sheets (for subfloors – gaps at the josit in teh 8 foot direction (T&G is automatically gapped)). Well, that should end the discussion for some as it is roughly the same thing as asking an engineer or supplier; however, I have NEVER since gaps left in subfloor installaitons and have never seen it to be a problem. So although the “industry” says to gap, what do builders on this board actually do?
A gap seems like an ok idea, but a gap is a gap and fills with crap and the bigger issus is that after two of three sheets side by side you drift off you center line of the joist. Yes, now?
In the real world what is done out there?