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Re: solid wood flooring multiple rooms

Post by Shannon » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:15 am

I think I would contact the flooring manufacture and try and get an answer from them. To me it seems the flooring needs to come down in moisture a bit more because the subfloor is so dry it may really dry out the wood over the first couple weeks and cause problems? Maybe opening the ends of theboxegs would speed things up? They always say not to do that however.
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Re: solid wood flooring multiple rooms

Post by stevejd » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:57 am

I went and found a better moisture meter, glad I did. readings on this one are between 5.1% & 6% for new wood flooring material.
The subfloor reads between 9.6% & 11%
The meter is accurate to -+ 4% This is more than the mfg 2% variance but don't think I should still be as concerned with these readings.
What do you think Shannon?
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Re: solid wood flooring multiple rooms

Post by Shannon » Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:48 pm

yes these reading seem more reasonable. I would likely go ahead with it.
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Re: solid wood flooring multiple rooms

Post by stevejd » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:02 pm

How would you suggest securing a reducer transition piece in doorway? I'm nailing all the flooring but am considering gluing the reducer to the flooring material but not the sub-floor. The theory is it will move with the hardwood floor?
I hate the idea of face nailing a pre-stained piece of flooring material.

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Post by Shannon » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:13 am

If it’s not secured to the floor it will likely move any time it is stepped on. I would use adhesive to attach it to the floor .
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Re: solid wood flooring multiple rooms

Post by stevejd » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:12 pm

So adhesive to flooring material reducer sits over or to sub-floor?

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Re: solid wood flooring multiple rooms

Post by Shannon » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:30 am

sub floor.
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Re: solid wood flooring multiple rooms

Post by stevejd » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:06 pm

Thank you sir.
I've been working on squeaks this week. I tried wood screws, shims and now 2 x 8 between my 16" on center joist. Still have squeaks in some places.
The only remaining option I can think of is pull up the nails and use wood screws?
Well then i could live with squeaks is another option. Getting tire of trying resolve.
Any advice?
Then there's the kitten my daughter has new this summer. I have about 6 ft wide of new floor in and the cat has scratched it multiple places when it gets wired and runs through the house, not over a lamp on it within 2 weeks. we are going to try paw claw caps before we declaw but that is getting to be a stronger option. Any advice?
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Re: solid wood flooring multiple rooms

Post by Shannon » Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:33 am

Yes those old screws will most likely be the culprit. Surprisingly enough just adding a screw beside the nails does not always stop them, but pulling the nail will.
I have a cat as well and we have always had them declawed. They only ever remove the front claws and more and more many places will not declaw at all anymore. So you would want caps on back claws anyways maybe ? Also you can trim the claws yourself every few weeks if there are no caps.
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Re: solid wood flooring multiple rooms

Post by VanTry2DIY » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:41 pm

stevejd wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:06 pm
Thank you sir.
I've been working on squeaks this week. I tried wood screws, shims and now 2 x 8 between my 16" on center joist. Still have squeaks in some places.
The only remaining option I can think of is pull up the nails and use wood screws?
Well then i could live with squeaks is another option. Getting tire of trying resolve.
Any advice?
Then there's the kitten my daughter has new this summer. I have about 6 ft wide of new floor in and the cat has scratched it multiple places when it gets wired and runs through the house, not over a lamp on it within 2 weeks. we are going to try paw claw caps before we declaw but that is getting to be a stronger option. Any advice?
I need a beer to relax!
Do you have any scratcher toys that the cat likes to use? They will make a huge difference in how sharp its claws are. We have had great success with the Pet Fusion Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge. There are knock-offs on eBay if you'd like to get something cheaper. A good DIY option is sisal rope wrapped around any wood post/ramp you might build.

You can also trim its nails regularly as Shannon mentioned; start now and it will be very easy for the rest of the cat's life. It will also do far less gallivanting around as it gets older; a few rugs in high-traffic areas could help protect the floors in the meantime. Declawing is now banned in many places for good reason--imagine waking up with the first digit of every finger gone :( It can also lead to severe arthritis in their back and shoulders since they will no longer be able to stretch.

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Re: solid wood flooring multiple rooms

Post by stevejd » Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:57 pm

Thanks.

Shannon- I removed the nails and right away no squeaks! I had already placed many wood screws in between the nails. If only I removed nails first! I spent hours adding screws, bracing underneath... :)

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Re: solid wood flooring multiple rooms

Post by Shannon » Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:13 pm

stevejd wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:57 pm
Thanks.

Shannon- I removed the nails and right away no squeaks! I had already placed many wood screws in between the nails. If only I removed nails first! I spent hours adding screws, bracing underneath... :)
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Re: solid wood flooring multiple rooms

Post by stevejd » Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:39 pm

How do I roll my frig over the 3/4" board ends after I have frig. area done?
I can tell already I need to move it out more. I was trying to keep water line connected.
I'm going to need to complete more rows longer so my joint spacing is not all jammed togther.

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Re: solid wood flooring multiple rooms

Post by A. Spruce » Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:11 pm

1/4" plywood works great, thin enough to get under the edge of the fridge, thick enough to protect the floor.
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Post by Shannon » Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:27 am

I would also use these track protectors, They work good once you have the flooring done, Keep one section under the fridge and add the extension anytime you need to roll it out for cleaning/service to protect the flooring. https://www.amazon.com/Glide-N-Guard-Pr ... 093&sr=8-4
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Re: solid wood flooring multiple rooms

Post by stevejd » Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:36 am

I think these are great suggestions. I have thought overnight more. I think my biggest challenge is rolling up onto the new floor where board ends are not even.
What I have in theory today is to make a ramp from a scrap piece- I made a few mistakes!
This way I'm dealing with one straight edge.
Cut a bevel on one side of 3/4" piece & tap the onto the tong side. I place the 1/4 inch plywood also beveled then I rotate the frig and push it towards the wall onto the plywood.
Complete the floor near the frig and slide back into place.
I'll have to make sure I still protect the floor since I need to rotate it before rolling back into position.
The rotating on new floor scares me even with plywood.
I wonder if this would also help?
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Re: solid wood flooring multiple rooms

Post by A. Spruce » Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:01 am

I think you have a solid idea with the ramp thing, that will definitely make getting the heavy fridge up onto the new floor.

Spinning the fridge on 1/4" plywood will be fine, just have the plywood large enough that you've always got a foot on it so that it doesn't rotate with the fridge. The runners that Shannon suggests will certainly work great for rolling in and out, but I doubt you can rotate the fridge on them. That forearm forklift is simply a plastic version of the 1/4" plywood idea, certainly usable, but not sure it's $54 worth of use. I've always got a scrap of 1/4" plywood laying around, so that's always my go-to.
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Re: solid wood flooring multiple rooms

Post by stevejd » Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:43 pm

Thanks- I agree on the cost.

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