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Old 12-18-2011, 03:03 PM   #226
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Carpet on stair treads only???


Some builders, for some reason, don't fasten the walls to the floor. And the tack strip should hold when you power stretch.

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Some builders, for some reason, don't fasten the walls to the floor. And the tack strip should hold when you power stretch.
I can't imagine why anyone wouldn't fix a wall to the floor properly...makes no sense to me.

I have seen interior walls where the lazy builder has put just one nail in the bottom plate at each end of a wall. The plate should have nails driven through the plywood into every joist that the wall sits on.

Many walls do not end up straight because of something as simple as a crooked bottom plate, so pulling the wall straight and nailing properly eliminates this little annoyance. No wonder people are always saying their house isn't square!
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Hopefully it will stretch out.
Rusty, I concocted a home brewed stretcher, as HD doesn't have one to rent.

As soon as I moved the hydraulic jack on the stretcher out about 2" that big hump disappeared.

Details of the stretcher are on the Gulf Island thread.

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