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On that floor, you should be able to 36-50-80...

On that floor, you should be able to 36-50-80 that floor. However, old floors sometimes have shellac or wax on them and this finish will melt and stick to your paper. If this starts to happen with...
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If you are doing it yourself, I'd use an Oil...

If you are doing it yourself, I'd use an Oil based polyurethane for floors. Floor finish is a thicker more durable finish than any of the "fast drying" finishes on the shelf.

If you want to...
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Neither specie will take stain very well by...

Neither specie will take stain very well by itself. You can get it to take color better if you "water pop" the grain but it will still end up blotchy. IMO, don't stain it. Old birch and maple...
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Any type of flooring product will be affected by...

Any type of flooring product will be affected by extreme cold in one way or another. I personally dont like gluing anything directly to the concrete, however it is probably the cheaper thing to do. ...
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From what I can tell, it looks like birch, but it...

From what I can tell, it looks like birch, but it could be maple too. As far as patching goes.. You have two choices. like the other person suggested - square up both sides and run however many...
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Old houses with plank subfloors are generally...

Old houses with plank subfloors are generally only nailed on the trusses. If you get board ends that end up between the trusses, most often they didn't get nailed. Now-a-days even on a plank...
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You've got 1 1/2" Red Oak, probably 3/4" thick...

You've got 1 1/2" Red Oak, probably 3/4" thick solid wood. It has been resanded at least once since the house was done originally and most likely has an oil-based polyurethane finish on it. Thats...
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Most flooring manufacturers will not honor the...

Most flooring manufacturers will not honor the warranty if the flooring installation fails over anything but a sound sub-floor. Generally, you want the fastener holding your flooring down to go...
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If you're resanding a pre-finished solid floor,...

If you're resanding a pre-finished solid floor, its probably an aluminum oxide uv-cured finish. This stuff is HARD to get off. generally there's 7-9 coats of finish on most of the products my...
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I'm a 10 year veteran of the wood flooring...

I'm a 10 year veteran of the wood flooring business. I've resanded many engineered floors, and about 1/2 the time you can have them sanded and not sand through the wear surface (top wear layer). ...
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I've been doing wood floors for 10 years - I've...

I've been doing wood floors for 10 years - I've never liked the glue and saw-dust trick only because the "filler" never looks right. My company uses a wood floor filler made by woodwise that is...
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I do Hardwood Floors for a living, and I work...

I do Hardwood Floors for a living, and I work with many types of flooring every day. Just about everything we install above-grade is nailed down. The only real exception are floating floors, or...
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From what I've seen, most "marine" plywood is...

From what I've seen, most "marine" plywood is clear-grade pine or fir with no knots and not treated. However, I have seen plywood sold as "marine" plywood which is an imported south american or...
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95% improvement on almost everything I had issues...

95% improvement on almost everything I had issues with... Except this odd miss.. I don't think its a miss as its very sporadic and not predictable and only happens at WOT. When it does this...
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Well, I figured if I sealed up every possible...

Well, I figured if I sealed up every possible connection, there can't be any air bubbles or leaks whatsoever - which I dont believe there was beforehand, but I replaced them and went overboard (not...
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Okay.. little update.. I haven't had the boat in...

Okay.. little update.. I haven't had the boat in the water yet.. no time, but I did get a barrel to put the engine in to run it. I replaced the Thermostat diaphragms, and VRO pump. I went through...
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Ok.. sweet... I'll do that before the long...

Ok.. sweet... I'll do that before the long camping weekend.
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If its anything like my OMC, there should be an...

If its anything like my OMC, there should be an emergency release valve somewhere on the transom bracket. I don't know if its advised, but if you opened that screw and used a ratchet strap to a roof...
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New question while I wait for the new fuel pump...

New question while I wait for the new fuel pump to come in. I got a can of the Johnson engine tuner - The instructions call to remove the prop.. Why is this? I was going to spray this stuff in...
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No problem - I appreciate all of the input I've...

No problem - I appreciate all of the input I've gotten. I went through all of the fuel lines; although I didnt do a vacuum test on them I am certain that all connections are tight and free-flowing....
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I am WELL aware of that.. This is the reason I'm...

I am WELL aware of that.. This is the reason I'm asking so many questions so that I can get it figured out. I've already replaced almost all of the clamps, and ALL of the fuel lines AND the oil...
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I might have to round up some carb main bodies...

I might have to round up some carb main bodies later this year... I've never modified an outboard either, so I might try it.. Of course, I gotta get it running A.O.K first.

35:1 is way too...
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Those plugs have already been changed out...

Those plugs have already been changed out (BZ7HS-10). I do not have current pictures of the plugs I have in it now (QL82YC's). I am going to work on the engine tomorrow, I'll take pics of the plugs...
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What would be different on the timing? Hard parts...

What would be different on the timing? Hard parts or simple adjustments? I'm merely curious.. I figured since they're virtually the same engine but a difference of 20hp, I'd be willing to (once...
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Well, I'm going to use a vac. pump/pressure pump...

Well, I'm going to use a vac. pump/pressure pump and troubleshoot the VRO *after* I replace a few more clamps on fuel lines and verify the fuel isn't restricted in any way. If all of the fuel...
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