Injection Kit for Engineered Hardwood Floors


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Injection Kit for Engineered Hardwood Floors

We've got engineered hardwood floors that feel like adhesive has come loose under them in a spot in the hallway. We believe the previous owner had an overflow out of the air conditioning return duct in that hall, and that caused the problem.

My husband found videos on YouTube about Injection Kits where you can drill a small hole in the floor, fill it up with adhesive, and then correct the problem.

In addition to the kits, he found one guy that corrected his problem using the same method, but not with a kit. He just used a turkey baster and wood glue.

Have any of you used these kits or this turkey baster method before? Any thoughts on their effectiveness? Any tips on how to use them or mistakes to avoid?

Thank you in advance.
 
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You know what they say, if it's on the internet it's got to be true.

Kind of sounds like something in the prep wasn't done right and IMO attempting a short cut repair isnt going to do much better than the original.

Give it a try and let us know!
 
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I've done similar type repairs but have never used a kit. I just buy the glue I want and appropriate syringes. There are special, large gauge, non-sharp needles made specifically for dispensing or injecting chemicals or glues.
 
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What is under the flooring? Concrete?
 
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PIlot Dane,

How do I quote a post on this forum? I wanted to quote something you wrote, but I don't see a feature to do that. There used to be a "quote" button years ago, but we no longer have it.

Could you post a link to the syringes you use? Thank you!
 
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Just search online. Amazon carries them as do most woodworking and craft suppliers.
 
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Thank you, Pilot Dane for the direction. I was thinking big box home improvement stores or hardware stores.

Do you have any answers for the second question in my post about quoting posts?
 
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I didn't use the quote feature very much. I usually just copy the specific text I want to quote. Throw "parenthesis" around it. Then I change it to italics and give it a color so it's easy to spot as a quote.

When you pick syringes keep in mind the liquid you want to handle. For something thin CA (cyanoacrylate (Super Glue)) I use a small syringe and small needle. You don't want to use a large bore needle with thin glues like CA as the glue can just run out the needle if you tip the tip down. Large gauge needle/tip are good for thicker glues like wood glue or epoxy.

 
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Marq1, you said to let you know, so I'm letting you know.

Pilot Dane, your recommendation was perfect! We did this for under $50 and could not be more pleased with the results! Every floor guy that came out wanted $500 minimum to remove the flooring and lay the remnant pieces.

Even more satisfying than saving 90% was doing it ourselves.

It is so wonderful not to walking on creaking, popping floors anymore! Thank you so much Pilot Dane!
 
 

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