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Old 07-26-2011, 12:20 PM   #1
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I've got a 24' by 24' square room. We've got a local miller cutting 5" hickory T&G 9 foot boards.

Some questions I have are : the cupping issue. I (think) i have to use an under layment (Black Jack) because my floor sits 24 to 30 inches above the ground and moisture could be an issue (live in the south, not coastal). I can't glue with an under layment and didn't know if cupping would eventually be a problem.

2. The ends of our boards will not be T&G. I was told I could face nail the ends or even use plugs. Which is better? and will it be sufficient?

3. I'm renting a pneumatic floor nailer but have a 15G finish nailer. Will the 15G be able to do the places where the floor nailer can't reach (beginning and end) or do I need to predrill and hammer those places).

Some info on my floor: I have 3/4" CDX subfloor over 2 by 8 joists 22" spacing with a 11.5' span. It's an old house we completely remodeled and the CDX sits on top of 3/4" old subfloor. In other words a 2" nail will barely touch my joists. Is this a problem? Do I need longer nails?

Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-26-2011, 12:28 PM   #2
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What is the(will be) the moisture content of these floor boards once you get them?
With a 5" board, I can't see it staying in place without both nails and adhesive.
I see no issue with the thick subfloor and the nails just in that.

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Old 07-26-2011, 04:26 PM   #3
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Kiln dried. Should be no moisture.
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You could add your own tongue and groove using a router---that would be faster and better than face nailing and filling every board.
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You could add your own tongue and groove using a router---that would be faster and better than face nailing and filling every board.
My question would be, why can't a flooring manufacturer do the whole job to begin with?
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I wondered that myself-----

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