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11-28-12, 10:47 AM   #1  
oak hardwood flooring

I have a small area near my sliding door that needs repair. When I first put the flooring in I mistakenly nailed it with finishing nails right into the baseboard copper tubing that is under the floor. That caused a mess and I fixed the pipe but now I am going to put in the flooring again. Instead of using finishing nails I would like to use some sort of adhesive. The flooring nail gun won't work because there's no room to use it. Can I use adhesive and if so what type should I buy?

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11-28-12, 02:20 PM   #2  
Is the copper tubing above the floor or under it? How far under it? Can you use a shorter nail that only penetrates the 3/4 hardwood and 3/4" subflooring? 1 1/4" say? I would use PL Advanced and chase it with a shorter finish nail. Sure the adhesive will hold, but you need to tell it to.

 
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11-29-12, 06:53 AM   #3  
The copper is slightly under the floor. The subfloor was cut away to allow the copper to be put in that area. So right under the hardwood flooring is the copper and two times I have had to take up the flooring to repair a leak caused by a nail. The tongue of the hardwood is 3 1/4" from the last row of hardwood and the copper is 3" past that same last row. It only leaves me with 1/4" play and so far that didn't work because somehow the nails found their way to the copper pipe. I won't do that again. I guess I will have to talk to the adhesive. What language should I use because if it's not English then I am stuck?!

 
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11-29-12, 12:48 PM   #4  
If you will be using quarter round or shoe molding, you may get away with gluing it down and allowing the molding to do the holding for you, nailing the molding into the base and not the floor of course.

 
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