Replacing hard to reach floor board

Old 08-24-00, 07:44 AM
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I have to replace a rotten floorboard which is half under the skirting board. Is there any tips or tricks for how to do this withour removing the skirting?
Old 08-24-00, 09:38 AM
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I am assuming that baseboard and skirting are the same thing. I suppose you could take a chisel and chisel out the old wood next to the baseboard. A lot of time and you would still have a half board rotted under the baseboard.

Why not take the baseboard up and replace all the rotted wood. If it is a wooden baseboard and is painted, take a utility knife and score between the baseboard and wall to break any paint or caulking bond. Then take a small pry bar and remove the baseboard. Fix your floor and replace the base.

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