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#1 posted 01-24-2018 07:41 PM

I’ve never heard of the moisture thing and am a bit skeptical having owned platform beds with plywood support w/ a mattress only. I never had any issues but I suppose that doesn’t mean nobody would, and I guess the 10min it would take to add the vents to the ply may be worth it just in case

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Markespen is correct. I learned this the hard way many years ago. After the mattress was ruined, I bored holes in the plywood and never had the problem again. If my memory is correct, I drilled (hole saw) about 1” holes in a grid about 4-5” OC.

The mattress I had the problem with was foam. I’m fairly certain, if you use foam, you will have a problem without vent holes. I’m only guessing, but an innerspring mattress be less likely to have problems due to better interior air circulation. Again, just guessing. To be safe, the effort to vent is minimal.

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