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Posted By chandltp

That's what I was thinking.. but it seemed like...

That's what I was thinking.. but it seemed like there might be something wrong with that.

So how much flex is too much? Or I guess, how close to perfectly flat do I really need to get? I'm...
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Posted By chandltp

laminate floor flexing

So I thought I had met all the requirements as far as flatness for my new Pergo laminate floor, but I got about 1/2 of it down and I'm noticing that it flexes in a couple spots when I step on it.
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03-28-11, 02:13 PM
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Posted By chandltp

Hmm.. I never thought of dressing up a flat panel...

Hmm.. I never thought of dressing up a flat panel door. I really like that idea. Anyone have any pictures of doors that they've dressed up so I can get some inspiration?

Does anyone have a good...
03-27-11, 02:52 PM
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Posted By chandltp

building interior doors

I have a bunch of odd size doors in our 3rd floor where the previous owner had created nooks for storing things. We're putting up a knotty pine ceiling and hard wood floors, and would like the doors...
04-14-10, 01:00 PM
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Posted By chandltp

Thanks. Sounds like I'll be ripping the long...

Thanks. Sounds like I'll be ripping the long way. I'll probably make a jig that I clamp on with my straight edge so I get all the pieces cut the same.

GBR, I am replacing the subfloor because...
04-13-10, 05:44 AM
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Posted By chandltp

Oh, and thanks. I thought lengthwise might be...

Oh, and thanks. I thought lengthwise might be stronger for some reason, or I would have less waste since I gotta keep the joints on a joist. Nothing is 16" OC in this house.
04-13-10, 05:35 AM
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Posted By chandltp

Well, I didn't get much done due to some other...

Well, I didn't get much done due to some other things I had to do. I've only been able to work a few hours over the past couple of weekends.

I'm still mapping out the wiring. It's a slow...
04-12-10, 12:44 PM
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Posted By chandltp

I'm thinking I'm best to cut the sheets on...

I'm thinking I'm best to cut the sheets on plywood length wise, but it's a bit easier to get them up the stairs width wise. Is one better than the other?
03-30-10, 08:39 AM
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Posted By chandltp

Great, I'll just need to measure the landing now.

Great, I'll just need to measure the landing now.
03-30-10, 06:36 AM
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Posted By chandltp

So it sounds like I have to put the subpanel in...

So it sounds like I have to put the subpanel in the stairwell (I have a 90 degree bend) if I want one up there? I'm assuming it can be covered with a picture frame?
03-30-10, 04:38 AM
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Posted By chandltp

Well, I'm going down to the floor joists I think....

Well, I'm going down to the floor joists I think. I just need to replace the flooring with something. I'm thinking about cutting 3/4" subfloor in half to carry it up the stairs when I replace. Is...
03-30-10, 04:34 AM
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Posted By chandltp

Well, I keep uncovering more and more mess.. I...

Well, I keep uncovering more and more mess.. I think I'm going to take it down to the floor joists and rewire. I currently have 4-5 (I can't recall) circuits going to the 2nd and 3rd floor...
03-29-10, 12:33 PM
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Posted By chandltp

Yea, I should have mentioned I tried to trace...

Yea, I should have mentioned I tried to trace with the non-contact tester and the AC detector on my stud detector. Neither worked that great. Although maybe with the OSB torn up, it might work...
03-29-10, 11:27 AM
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Posted By chandltp

hidden splice

Any suggestions on how to locate a hidden splice (short of demolition)?

I have a hidden splice somewhere between K&T and Romex. I've been going over the old owners access holes on the 3rd floor,...
03-29-10, 04:34 AM
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Posted By chandltp

It's a plaster ceiling below, and someone...

It's a plaster ceiling below, and someone intentionally buried junction boxes. Need to move or make them permanently accessible. The problem is I don't know where, or how many. They cut holes in...
03-27-10, 06:09 AM
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Posted By chandltp

Thank XSleeper, that's what I suspected, but I...

Thank XSleeper, that's what I suspected, but I wasn't sure. I feel better about tearing up the OSB now since I probably won't have to replace it. Take some of the weight off the house at the same...
03-26-10, 04:42 AM
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Posted By chandltp

We're thinking about putting down a laminate...

We're thinking about putting down a laminate floor. There's really sad hardwood underneath the OSB right now. Do I need to cover it with plywood or similar before putting down laminate, or is the...
03-25-10, 03:26 PM
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Posted By chandltp

Unfortunately the only windows on the 3rd floor...

Unfortunately the only windows on the 3rd floor aren't quite big enough without removing the whole frame. Even then the plywood would have to come in at an angle. Getting full sheets up plywood up...
03-25-10, 07:08 AM
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Posted By chandltp

No, I have a turn in the stairs that I can't make...

No, I have a turn in the stairs that I can't make with a full sheet.
03-25-10, 04:29 AM
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Posted By chandltp

After I posted I was afraid that was going to be...

After I posted I was afraid that was going to be the answer. I just need to find an inexpensive way to dispose of it. That and figure out how they got a 4X8 sheet in there.. I still haven't figured...
03-24-10, 05:01 AM
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Posted By chandltp

taking up subfloor

OK, so I found out I have some buried junction boxes. I'm re-finishing the 3rd floor and I thought now would be a good time to find and rectify the situation.

The first one I knew where to look,...
12-30-09, 08:23 AM
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Posted By chandltp

Will need to wait for warmer weather to use a...

Will need to wait for warmer weather to use a solvent based primer. Sounds like a plan though.
12-29-09, 04:50 AM
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Posted By chandltp

The spots are only on exterior walls, but other...

The spots are only on exterior walls, but other than that they seem to be random. Our bedroom is the main one, but we have one spot on my daughter's room. My son's bedroom is fine. All of our...
12-22-09, 05:25 AM
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Posted By chandltp

Well, they looked with the infrared, and we we...

Well, they looked with the infrared, and we we didn't see anything with those particular spots. He agrees they look like water spots, but the guy that came out has never seen anything like them.
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12-13-09, 09:13 AM
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Posted By chandltp

I'll try to call the contractor on Monday and see...

I'll try to call the contractor on Monday and see what they say.. I was rubbing some of the spots and some of them did have a residue that came off. Should I try scrubbing with something like TSP or...
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