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It's risky to put something on top with out...

It's risky to put something on top with out knowing what's there. It may not bond and could do something bad.

Do you think the previous owner did it them selves? That could narrow down the...
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I don't have much experience, but been reading...

I don't have much experience, but been reading too much as I have been working on my own floor. I would lean against agressivly screening. Did you agressively screen by the window after the sealer?...
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Quality two part water based does actually cost...

Quality two part water based does actually cost more, close to 100$ a gallon. Some water based are yellowed to give the effect of oil based.
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What's it called? Stacking molding? Compositing...

What's it called? Stacking molding? Compositing molding? Basically you uses multile peices of wood and molding and built it up. If you go the molding section of the home improvement store and play...
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Try clicking on the publications and then the...

Try clicking on the publications and then the pdf's on nofma site.

I would think it's wrong to start with medium grit, unless you like the idea of your new finish not sticking or any other...
04-18-07, 12:42 PM
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Its my understanding that the kitchen outlets,...

Its my understanding that the kitchen outlets, kitchen eating area outlets, and the dinning room outlets can also be on these circuits. I am not an electrician but I have asked some about how mine is...
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Some say it helps reduce floor squeaking too.

Some say it helps reduce floor squeaking too.
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I was able to do some furthing reading on...

I was able to do some furthing reading on Schlages site, specifically on their commercial part which has a document which describes different types of locks they have. The normal one for most of...
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Schlage C6 with multiple locks

I ordered a lock for my new sliding door. The sales person said something about "schlage C6" and being able to rekey it so that the same key could be use for the other locks.

That sounded cool,...
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I would also like to add that you have a wide...

I would also like to add that you have a wide variety of widths in the flooring, which gernerally have different installation recommendations. The wider planks you are planning to install are...
04-05-07, 09:54 PM
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I have been dealing with an old house borer...

I have been dealing with an old house borer problem in my house. This ******* can survive with less then 8% moisture for 30 years.

I take it you are on a craw space. After you have determined...
04-04-07, 03:10 PM
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I only know one person who's Zinsco panel that...

I only know one person who's Zinsco panel that started a fire.

I do not wish to scare you just convice you that this is something that should be done.
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I would do it. I'd think the riskiest part...

I would do it.

I'd think the riskiest part is going to be reinstalling the toilet. Hopefully you have done that before, otherwise it could be a bit of trouble.
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how much floor are you installing? Do you have...

how much floor are you installing?
Do you have an air compressor?
did you consider renting?
buy/selling on ebay-like site?

Do you really mean planks? how wide is the flooring?
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I would look into cork underlayment. I beleive...

I would look into cork underlayment. I beleive that is typically used for some sound insulation. I don't think the rosin paper will do squat. Ofcouse you should check to see if it's can be used with...
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I think I would put hard wood in a half bath i.e....

I think I would put hard wood in a half bath i.e. to tub or shower. I do think that it would last longer then some of the laminate they "say" you can put it in the bathroom. But as my father says,...
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I am not sure where you are from. But for me the...

I am not sure where you are from. But for me the heating season is ending and the relitive humidity in the air is going up and down. You may want to atleast get an indoor/outdoor thermometer/humidity...
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Do you have OSB or particle board? Particle...

Do you have OSB or particle board?

Particle board is crappy for nailing, it's the saw sawdust and glue that cheap furniture is made of.
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I think this was the expert answer you were...

I think this was the expert answer you were looking for.

http://www.nofma.org/
Is an authority on solid oak flooring. You can find answers to many of your questions in there in pulblications...
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I think I read something on NOFMA about attaching...

I think I read something on NOFMA about attaching laying down one layer of subfloor type plywood ( which is not attached to concrete) and then another above that at a 45 angle nailed together. Then...
03-21-07, 01:36 PM
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Does this link help? ...

Does this link help?

http://www.hammerzone.com/archives/bath/projects/remod_w1/vanity_s/faucet_moen84200.htm

I am not sure from your description what parts you have and where the problem is....
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What about your joists? What direction do they...

What about your joists? What direction do they run? Do you have enough support to run with the joist, in accordance to the manufactures recommendation? A squecky floor will not help sell the house.
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The GP article indicated the following tucked...

The GP article indicated the following tucked away in a foot note:
"When wood structural panels are used for subfloors under hardwood flooring, the NOFMA recommends minimum 19/32-inch plywood (Span...
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eck! Parallel to the joists is even more...

eck! Parallel to the joists is even more problematic. Good luck with the flooring. I have been thinking (actuallly dreaming ) about getting a projector too, never thought about the vibration problem.
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Red face Thank you so much for giving me your expert...

Thank you so much for giving me your expert advice!

I realize that my house was built to meet and not exceed code. It's minimal.


I just found this link the other day, indicating NOFMA...
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