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Old 09-04-2015, 11:03 AM   #1
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whats under the flooring?

I understand that these a a 2 pic shell but what is used for flooring under the vinyl flooring , is it wood? is it on top of the fiberglass or is it fiberglassed in ?
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Old 09-04-2015, 11:24 AM   #2
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Escape glasses a sheet of plywood on top the bottom of the shell after it is moulded, to smooth it out, and give somewhere to affix things to.
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Old 09-04-2015, 11:36 AM   #3
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Escape glasses a sheet of plywood on top the bottom of the shell after it is moulded, to smooth it out, and give somewhere to affix things to.


Thanks That was what i was hoping they did.so if there is a leak of some kind how it get to the drain holes in the shell?
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Wooden half-inch subfloor isn't sealed to the shell sidewalls. Room for water to get through.
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I thought it was 5/8" ply, but can't remember for sure. I remember buying screws to redo the pedestals after installing 3/8" of cork, and though I used 5/8" in my calculating. Maybe the shell is holding too.
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You can see some of the flooring material in post #13 on my thread for the factory tour we took yesterday.

Factory Tour on 9/3/15
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I thought it was 5/8" ply, but can't remember for sure. I remember buying screws to redo the pedestals after installing 3/8" of cork, and though I used 5/8" in my calculating. Maybe the shell is holding too.
Yes, I also believe it's 5/8". I drilled an 1 1/2" hole through it for extra wiring and could see the cross-section quite clearly. I used nutserts for my table base and they worked fine for the 5/8" plywood.

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