Nails, glue & particle board

Old 04-13-06, 03:58 PM
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Nails, glue & particle board

I recently purchased 1500sf of 3/4" thick - 5" wide solid Hardwood Kempas. After purchasing <duh> I did some research and see that my underlay situation is far from ideal. Most of my house is 3/4" Particle over 1/2" Ply. 2 questions...does the 1/2" of ply underneath help my case at all as the nails go pretty much all the way into it? And secondly, if I added a bead of Liquid Nails along the tongue on the side of each strip, will it help? Or, would I be asking for trouble unless I tear up and start over. Looking for a realistic answer of what I can expect (some squeeks vs. complete failure in 5 years for example). Thanks! I usually cross all of my T's before starting something like this, but somehow missed this one.
Old 04-13-06, 04:32 PM
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You know right from wrong, since the particle board is throwing an alarm at you.

It is you to you to make that choice.

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