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Old 02-26-2010, 09:13 PM   #16
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What's with the lack of knowledge from people who offer advice (in stores)

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Old 02-26-2010, 10:03 PM   #17
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Thanks for the link Thurman.
I am convinced now (when it comes to seeking the correct information) that sites such as this are way better than trusting Lowes or HD.

I know that I made a mistake when I purchased (#9) 3 inch decking screws to tighten down 3/4 inch plywood to my floor joists. However, these chain stores really need to hire qualified employees who wont scare the hell out of you when there isnt really any issue.

Still wished that I had joined this site earlier. At least I feel tons better about my floor structure. Our tile guy is coming in 2 weeks. He will probably scold me for using 3 inch screw (or laugh) , but at least I feel confident now that the floor is going to be strong.
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:18 PM   #18
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Would a building inspector know this question?
Upon measuring the sistered 2X10 floor joists I noticed that the actually size is 9 inches. Arent most 2X10s over 9 inches deep? Have you seen this before. It's really not a big deal to me.
I am just curious since my span is 15 feet and the deeper the joist the stronger they would be.
BTW: Another source mentioned to me that on the "Holmes on homes" show they installed a new 3/4 subfloor with 3 inch screws. Go figure.
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:58 PM   #19
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Hey Zman, You'll find that most 2X dimensional lumber is smaller than the quoted dimensions. So your 2X10 would be 1.5" by 9.25" to 9.5" or so. That's normal.

Maybe someome can explain why that has evolved that way, I think I heard it once, but can't remember.
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Old 03-31-2010, 12:30 PM   #21
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Hey guys, I need help with a minor dilemma. Here is the final result with my porcelain tile completed in the kitchen. I included a picture of a transition from the kitchen tile into my den which has Brazillian Walnut flooring I installed last year. Here is the problem, this DIYer wants to cut a space between the wood flooring to provide a 1/4 inch gap for the wood to expand. Right now it meets directly to the tile. Any suggesting how to cut a gap "after the fact". THANKS
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