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Old 09-23-2011, 03:59 PM   #1
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sand for floor leveler?


Anyone in here ever actually use dry sand for floor leveler?

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Old 09-23-2011, 04:04 PM   #2
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You know....that nonsense comes up around here every once in a while and we all have a big laugh and move on. Not to say it hasn't been done.

So why not stop being secretive and tell us what you think you are up to so maybe you can get some real information?

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Old 09-23-2011, 07:57 PM   #3
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Heheh, not trying to be secretive at all. I j ust need to do a little work around here am a little surprised at how much I do not know. My ignorant arse is trying to put a plan of action together that makes sense.

Hate that I come across as secretive. I really have no reason to be.
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:08 PM   #4
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Keep the sand for the cat's litter box.
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:08 AM   #6
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My intention is to install some new laminate in the house. We seem to have some floor weakness in some places. When I redid the bath, I had quite a bit of work to do to strengthen the floor to support the tile. I wanted different opinions on the floor joists I am having to contend with now before I waste time, energy and mat's (money) installing the new laminate.

I had somewhat of a medical thing (stents) come up in May, and I am not too sure how much I want to bite off. I seemed almost short winded just from getting in the crawl space and taking the pics of the joists. That seemed a little odd. Maybe its just from sitting around so much lately.

Anyway, trying to get a good idea of the scope of work I need/want to do and the most logical sequence of steps to get it done.

I sometimes had a hard time explaining to the wife why I can't do this before I do that. Or, why I have to do this before I do that.
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Ceramic and stone tile are the only products that require special conditions and somewhat semi-rigid minimums for a successful installation.

Woods and laminates are much more forgiving.
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Ceramic and stone tile are the only products that require special conditions and somewhat semi-rigid minimums for a successful installation.

Woods and laminates are much more forgiving.
Agreed, but If I need to replace any joists, I feel it is better to do it before I install any new flooring. That way I could nail through the old flooring into the new joists.

I may just add another line of support mmidway of the old undersized joists. Well, I say undersized, they may not be if the cross braces were nailed at the bottom. It seems that would add a lot of strength.

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