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01-15-07, 08:44 PM
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from fan to light

I had a cieling fan with a light, the light was operated by a wall switch, the fan via pull ropes on the unit.
I've removed the unit and am putting just a light fixture on the ceiling.
The cieling...
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Views: 7,920
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Well, we've done it with no problems! When I took...

Well, we've done it with no problems! When I took the Khars course, they even mentioned that in some instances they've seen installers staple locking system floors. When asked about the consequences,...
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Views: 7,920
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We ran into a similar problem, with the following...

We ran into a similar problem, with the following remedy. Because you are using engineered flooring, in front of the door, glue the flooring directly down to the slab to give the door clearance. That...
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Views: 5,942
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"A common comment from the Big Box employees was...

"A common comment from the Big Box employees was that I should staple the engineered wood not float it."

My feeling is that if the big box store boys knew enough to make rational decisions about...
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Views: 13,208
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yes, it's easier to cut the tackstrip into 6 inch...

yes, it's easier to cut the tackstrip into 6 inch pieces. Let it set up overnight.
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Yep, we here in Canada like the Laminated floors....

Yep, we here in Canada like the Laminated floors. I've got one in my igloo. Sorry, don't know about ezee plank, however, if you feel uncomfortable about a 3/8 plank, consider using a non-resilient...
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Views: 13,208
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Install a tackstrip, 2/3 the thickness of the...

Install a tackstrip, 2/3 the thickness of the carpet from the transition, parallel to the transition, stretch the carpet and tuck it in the void.
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Views: 1,537
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I agree, don't float. The reason engineered...

I agree, don't float.

The reason engineered may be floated is that the top and bottom veneer has only 3 strips of adhesive, leaving a space between the adhesive strips. That allows the expansion...
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Views: 24,937
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If the laminate floor is a snap system, they like...

If the laminate floor is a snap system, they like to be installed in one width direction only. That is, the groove, away from the wall.

You can lay the product in the other direction, buts it's a...
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Views: 5,942
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Typically, the 7-8 ft. boards are made up of...

Typically, the 7-8 ft. boards are made up of small strip laminated to the core. Usually, 3 rows wide.

As there is a stagger on the individual boards, when the butt seams happen, the stagger stops,...
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Views: 5,942
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My company has installed both, and as for...

My company has installed both, and as for engineered products here are some personal views:

Stay away from the long engineered boards, (7-8 ft lengths), as the pattern interruption doesn't look...
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Views: 1,015
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use a construction adhesive to adhere the insert...

use a construction adhesive to adhere the insert into the track, and use a small bead to adhere the transition to the insert. Weigh it down overnight.

We've done that often when replacing a board,...
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Views: 2,113
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The existing sheet vinyl can be floated with a...

The existing sheet vinyl can be floated with a concrete patching compound, however, follow the instructions to the letter with using the latex additives.

When patching over vinyl, just using a...
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Views: 2,893
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no disagreements with using a patching compound....

no disagreements with using a patching compound. Yes, your floor is above grade, with wood all around and under, so a vapour barrier is optional to a point.

During a complaint inspection, you may...
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Views: 1,045
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Any moisture, that is allowed to soak in, will...

Any moisture, that is allowed to soak in, will kill a floor. Consider one of those new 12mm waterproof laminated floors, if any, consider that the waterproofing will not work on the cut edges.
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Views: 10,024
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The way that a house's value is measured is from...

The way that a house's value is measured is from the previous sales that have occurred within a short distance from the house that people want to sell. Any fix-ups will sell a house faster, however...
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Views: 1,161
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not likely, as standard 8mm is only about 3/8"-...

not likely, as standard 8mm is only about 3/8"- with pad. Look for a moulding store and get a reducer made from raw stock. You will have to stain it and glue or nail or both.
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Views: 1,222
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if the floor is a non-snap floor, then you can...

if the floor is a non-snap floor, then you can remove the one board. If it's snap, removal of the field is preferred.
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Views: 3,665
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Unhappy We've seen specs from Mannington on some of their...

We've seen specs from Mannington on some of their engineered as well as the stuff that comes from China, stating that "some wood will need filler".

It's a bugger, they leave everything into the...
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Views: 18,754
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A snug fit meaning just touching the wall sides....

A snug fit meaning just touching the wall sides. Don't force the laminate or you will move a wall and cause previous fits to open.
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Views: 4,866
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Because that type of wood does have a tendency to...

Because that type of wood does have a tendency to split, we start by laying a 1x4 on a chalk line so that the edge of the 1x4 is 3 widths away from the starting wall. throw a chalk line and screw...
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Views: 3,664
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OK, 3/4 inch is nailed, different story, go ahead...

OK, 3/4 inch is nailed, different story, go ahead and butt to it, we've done that with no problems.
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Views: 1,669
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1./ as long as there is no moisture problem. is...

1./ as long as there is no moisture problem. is it protected underneath?

2./ no, that will cause dry-rot.

3./ fit the floor around the floor vents. Very important!!!, leave enough space for...
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Views: 18,754
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1./ Use a saws-all, the ultimate cutting tool,...

1./ Use a saws-all, the ultimate cutting tool, just be careful when approaching the wall area.

2./ Do not attempt to make your stairs a "tight fit" as the walls at a stair case will move, and as...
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Views: 3,664
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If you don't like the look of a wood end cap,...

If you don't like the look of a wood end cap, consider using a brass or nickle ceramic end cap instead. As long as your laminate floor has somewhere to expand to, it should be ok.
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