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Rav 02-03-2013 09:29 AM

Need help securing trim at top of stairs
 
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Hopefully this is the correct forum for this. There is a piece of narrow wood trim at the top of the stairs from our basement which keeps starting to pull away (horizontally) from the floor, causing a gap. As the gap widens, I hammer the piece back and hammer back the existing nails, such as they are, that are holding it in (put in by the previous owner). I want to secure this piece so that it stays in place.

I assume some sort of nails are the solution, but I'm a total newbie in this area. What type of nails? What size (length, diameter)? In order not to crack the wood, should I drill holes first? What size bit?

I've included three pics: An overview, a closeup, and a side-view.

Thanks!

kwikfishron 02-03-2013 09:44 AM

Just remove the piece, make sure the surfaces are clean and glue it back down. Any yellow wood glue should wood glue should work fine.

oh'mike 02-03-2013 09:47 AM

Wrong trim--that's why it won't stay put----You need a stair nosing----that will have enough surface area to be glued or nailed without coming loose like that.

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BigJim 02-03-2013 09:47 AM

The only two things that come to mind right off hand is, open the crack and fill with epoxy glue. Also if it were mine I would drill a 3/8 inch wide hole just deep enough for a dowel, then drill a pilot for a screw, screw it tight and plug the hole, it should hold then.

oh'mike 02-03-2013 09:47 AM

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joecaption 02-03-2013 09:50 AM

There was suppost to be a landing tread there instead.
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BigJim 02-03-2013 10:16 AM

Man, talk about feeling stupid and I am a stair guy, or was.:eek: Why didn't I think of that.

oh'mike 02-03-2013 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by BigJim (Post 1108553)
Man, talk about feeling stupid and I am a stair guy, or was.:eek: Why didn't I think of that.

You are forgiven---You have been digging and everyone knows that can affect the memory---the devil invented shovels to make life miserable.

BigJim 02-03-2013 06:42 PM

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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 1108594)
You are forgiven---You have been digging and everyone knows that can affect the memory---the devil invented shovels to make life miserable.

Man, ain't that the truth.:)


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