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Old 07-28-2011, 11:50 PM   #16
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Well, I took the plunge, and purchased my nailer.
I did an intensive research on the lower end ones (wasn't interested in buying a pro brand name nailer for one use. I quickly realized, that just about all the no-name brands out there, are all pretty well the same....in fact, on some, it looks like they were made by the same fabricator, then painted a different color, and slapped a different decal sticker on it, or have the same color with a different name on it. Anyway, I won a bid on fleaBay for this one, and paid $88.00 for it. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...EOIBSA:US:1123 (would have cost me more than that to rent a nailer for 3 days.) At least now I'll be able to work at my speed and not worry about time about having to bring it back. It's too early to celebrate yet, and If it turns out to be a lemon, at least I won't have invested a second mortgage on the house. Once I'm done with it, and if it works well, I shouldn't have a hard time selling it for almost what I paid for it. Just have to wait now to see if the hammer will be reliable, not jam or misfire and not leak.....time will tell.

We've decided that we will be installing the hardwood on the length of the hallway, which will make the transition into the bedrooms much easier and nicer, that way I won't have to use a spline. However, this means that the hardwood in the 3 bedrooms, will be nailed to the subfloor parallel to the joists (not what I wanted, but I think it will be ok if all the proper prep work is done properly, and that the subfloor is screwed tightly to the joists
Once done, I'll post pictures of the end results. Let the lifting of the old floors begin....

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Old 07-29-2011, 07:35 AM   #17
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Thanks---I'll bet that gun is the same as the Harbor Freight one I own---nice gun--keep it oiled--(I left off the extension handle so I have more control of the placement --easy to tip the gun with that long handle)
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Not a bad idea to have some splines on hand--or at least know where you can get them if you need them.

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Old 07-29-2011, 09:00 AM   #18
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Thanks---I'll bet that gun is the same as the Harbor Freight one I own---nice gun--keep it oiled--(I left off the extension handle so I have more control of the placement --easy to tip the gun with that long handle)
and have fun----

Not a bad idea to have some splines on hand--or at least know where you can get them if you need them.

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Thanks Mike, just hope the gun doesn't turn out to be a dud.
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As you are going into bedrooms on opposite sides of the hallway, you will indeed need some splines. Make sure you keep a good straight line the length of the hall and keep checking you straightness, still is a must especially in a hallway.

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As you are going into bedrooms on opposite sides of the hallway, you will indeed need some splines. Make sure you keep a good straight line the length of the hall and keep checking you straightness, still is a must especially in a hallway.

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Yeah, I understand that now. I have two bedrooms that are on the right side of the hallway, and a bedroom and a hall closet on the other side. So I think I"ll add the splines for the hall closet and left bedroom. I'll have to learn read & learn more on how to make a strong spline. Thanks for the tip.

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