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No you guys have convinced me to get a 15ga...

No you guys have convinced me to get a 15ga finish nailer. With a Harbor Freight coupon its not too expensive.

So the 34 Angle Finish Air Nailer is a better option than the straight? Never...
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Thanks I don't have a 15ga nailer to use for the...

Thanks I don't have a 15ga nailer to use for the start and end courses, only an 18ga nailer for those... Can i get away with an 18ga or do i really need to go buy a 15ga.

My proper floor nailer,...
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Hi, I've drilled a hole in the plywood...

Hi,

I've drilled a hole in the plywood subfloor and its 3/4" thick, and the maple solid hardwood is also 3/4" thick.

I'm going to use Fortifiber HWD-15 Hardwood Floor Underlayment ...
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Great tips czizzi on the subfloor height. Blades...

Great tips czizzi on the subfloor height. Blades are new, so i should be ok... The mitre saw has seen an install of four rooms and some baseboard cutting, but nothing major. It wasn't cutting thru...
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Yes, i have an air brad /cleat nailer...

Yes, i have an air brad /cleat nailer (http://www.harborfreight.com/18-gauge-2-in-1-air-nailerstapler-68019.html) for the starter rows but its only 18ga. I also have purchased this as a flooring /...
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I actually switched to something different at the...

I actually switched to something different at the time of order. Guess i got nervous on how soft the Hevea was. Plus the quality of wood just didn't seem as good. Whereas the Bellawood seemed to be...
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I think I've settled on the floor to get. It'll...

I think I've settled on the floor to get. It'll be a 6" plank Hevea specie. (http://www.lumberliquidators.com/ll/c/Espresso-Hevea-Casa-de-Colour-by-Builder%27s-Pride-PRESH6/10037837) From Lumbar...
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Again excellent info. I'm settling for nail...

Again excellent info. I'm settling for nail thanks to all the excellent advice you've given.

I'm really happy to see the felt can be had for $6 per roll that'll cover 432sq ft
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Thanks again for the reply. I still don't...

Thanks again for the reply.

I still don't quite understand which one is the preferred installation method for a plywood sub-floor ? Glue or nail. Need to figure out which one to go with.

Is...
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Thanks czizzi... Why would a pro installer prefer...

Thanks czizzi... Why would a pro installer prefer to use glue over a dedicated air flooring nailer / stapler ?

I see Harbor Freight sells them for a little over $100 if i bag one this weekend...
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Great thanks for this pdf... Just back from a...

Great thanks for this pdf... Just back from a store that sells lots of hardwood.. The salesman TBH who didn't seem to inspire a whole lot of confidence in his knowledge told me to avoid glue as it...
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Yes, i know the allure of solid is better than...

Yes, i know the allure of solid is better than engineered, however it is my understanding that for SW Florida, its better to have the engineered as the humidity can cause the solid to expand more so...
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Wood flooring installation questions

Hi,

Firstly apologies for the long post.

I'm about to embark on a wood floor installation for my entire upstairs, which has a plywood sub-floor in a home built in 2009 (using whatever codes...
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