Replacing exterior wall

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Old 10-21-19, 07:41 PM
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Replacing exterior wall

10' long section of house exterior wood wall rotted.
demolished it and i am ready to frame new wall.
My question is what to use to match the existing exterior sheathing.
It looks like they used planks. 1"thick. I can only see the cut off ends, i didnt tear off a good section to see what it is.
Old section was too badly rotted.
Can i just use 1" thick CDX?
I need the exterior to fit nice against the existing wall. Im butting the ends of the new wall against the existing wall.
40' long wall with the 10' new wall in the middle of the 40' wall.
I dont want a lump where the two exterior walls meet .
I just wasnt sure if 1" CDX was the way to go.
Also, is there a lighter or less expensive alternative to the CDX?
I will be doing this repair alone.
I cant build the new wall on the floor like they do with new construction, not enough room.
I will have to lift the CDX up onto the studs.
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Old 10-21-19, 07:58 PM
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If I was in your situation, I would use two layers of 1/2" plywood or osb.
 
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