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Old 10-09-2010, 10:20 AM   #1231
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Campbell got the laminate floor finished up. That allowed me to start test fitting kitchen cabinets, man this place is really crooked. He got a crazy idea for moulding, using the rest of the laminate floor all crooked cut. It actually looks pretty good and it doesn't cost any $$. We set the base beam for my short wall. I Gorilla Glued it because I can't drill into the floor, water pipes. We set a rock on top to hold it in place. I finished up the tiles around it. As we were winding it up this afternoon we both were looking at the rock on the beam and thought "Why not a rock wall in a wooden frame?" I have lots of rocks and their free. The theme is free or really cheap now. My neighbor took me up and I got my post for the side of the short wall. It's pretty wet so I layed it on the tile floor and will let the heat dry it up. The house is holding 17C. I just have to get some American ice cream for the trade. He has lots more beams if I need some. Now I find this out! Here are some pic's. dorf dude...
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Just beautiful, what is there not to love about this?
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Old 10-09-2010, 01:17 PM   #1233
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Just beautiful, what is there not to love about this?
That back wall needs paint, the window sills are cluttered and need capped, the floor is filthey, the pellet stove still needs to be brought online, tile floor needs grout, the list is long my friend but one step at a time... But wait.. I have to move in 2 1/2 weeks! It is getting tight. Thanks for the support, dorf dude...
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My favourite is the rock clamp! Beautiful!!
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My favourite is the rock clamp! Beautiful!!
The rock clamp looked so good that it might turn into a rock wall. dorf dude
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The rock clamp looked so good that it might turn into a rock wall. dorf dude
Hey...that would be EVEN BETTER!
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Another quick question for you Shu...how much space are you supposed to leave around the outside of your laminated floor?

I think the instructions on mine say 1/2".
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Old 10-09-2010, 07:29 PM   #1238
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spent a few minutes a day over the last week reading this whole thing. Absolutely amazing, would love to have the time and funds to do something like this myself.

A bit off topic but, shu, you said you got out of the army in '91 but it sounds like you still work for the DoD, from one mil member to another, just curious what your job is.

Anyshu keep up the great work, can't wait to see the (almost) finished product.
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Campbel left less than 1/2" gap, 1/4" is more like it. With the floor heating we won't have huge humidity swings. If any problem does occure I always have my "Fein Multimaster" right at hand. I work at the Joint Multinational Simulation Center, JMSC, with JCATS and VBS2 simulations. You will have to google them and you'll see what they are. Another day of packing stuff up and getting work done. dorf dude...
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Thanks very much for that Shu...I don't anticipate much in the way of humidity swings either. But apparently the size which you cover in a single span has an effect on how much gap you should leave. I've got one stretch which is going to be up around 30-31'.

I'm hoping the missus doesn't renege on her promise to get me a Fein for my birthday!
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Thanks very much for that Shu...I don't anticipate much in the way of humidity swings either. But apparently the size which you cover in a single span has an effect on how much gap you should leave. I've got one stretch which is going to be up around 30-31'.

I'm hoping the missus doesn't renege on her promise to get me a Fein for my birthday!
I have about 12 Meters from the bedroom through to the kitchen. That puts mine around 37' or so. We'll see what happens and fix it if need be. dorf dude...
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I have about 12 Meters from the bedroom through to the kitchen. That puts mine around 37' or so. We'll see what happens and fix it if need be. dorf dude...
I hate to step in your part but you say 12 meters straight shot from the bedroom to kitchen if so you need to leave 12 to 15mm gap each end in case you have medium tempture swing espcally either in winter time or summer time that where the issue will arise.

The last time I did have floating hardwood floor it got bind up on me when I left little too tight each end that time it was less than 5 mm gap each end end up have a bow in few places { Merde ! } and got that fix now I leave at least 10 mm gap { due I do NOT have heated floor that why }

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I hate to step in your part but you say 12 meters straight shot from the bedroom to kitchen if so you need to leave 12 to 15mm gap each end in case you have medium tempture swing espcally either in winter time or summer time that where the issue will arise.

The last time I did have floating hardwood floor it got bind up on me when I left little too tight each end that time it was less than 5 mm gap each end end up have a bow in few places { Merde ! } and got that fix now I leave at least 10 mm gap { due I do NOT have heated floor that why }

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Thanks very much for this info Marc.

The product I have is Kaindl One 8.0mm. It is made in Austria. I just pulled a set of instructions out and it seems that the perimeter requires a space of 10-15mm, especially around heating pipes and doorframes.

Other expansion joints of at least 2 cm are required between rooms and where the panel length exceeds 10m in the direction of the panel and 8m across the width of the panel.

So it appears that I will need to find a place across the width of the panel - as that is the long direction in my case - to locate an expansion joint. Next trip to town I will have to see what is available in the way of an expansion strip.
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Campbell left a 1/4" around the tiles but more at the other end. See first picture. Then please read the 3rd line in the 2nd picture. This floor is stable due to humidity and temp. It wasn't cheap. I got all my bedroom cabinets apart and hauled on top and in back of my little car. I looked like the Clampets coming to town. Between roof racks and a trailer you can do about anything. I started to get them back together but ran out of energy. Here is a pic of my new sink. It will go great with all the cabinet pulls being black too. The yellow dots are guides for drilling. More work to do tomorrow! The house is holding 18C now with 45% humidity. I turned the the heat down on the water tank a little. It's plenty warm. dorf dude...
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