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Old 10-15-2011, 06:41 PM   #16
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I took a peek at the article; it looks great! I'm looking fwd to reading it on monday

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I disagree with some of the stuff on that, but what do I know. I've only been installing vinyl for 38 years.
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I disagree with some of the stuff on that, but what do I know. I've only been installing vinyl for 38 years.
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I already posted the right way to do it, don't plan on repeating myself.
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I already posted the right way to do it, don't plan on repeating myself.
Oh ok well.. That DIY link wasn't directed to insult anyone's flooring experience here.
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Thanks for all the info thus far; My research is almost complete.

I will be going with 3/8 ply for the underlayment which will be fastened to 3/4 ply subfloor.

Everyone and the article suggests using staples; OK, but which one for the depth of these two plys?

I'm thinking that I should use a 16 ga. standard crown staple gun (1/2" crown) with a fastener length of say 3/4" to 1"

Thanks for your suggestions.
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Rusty Baker, thanks for the info

I know you said to use 1/4 ply for the underlayment but I decided to reinstall what I removed and what's in the kitchen which is 3/8

Questions

1. Will the 1/4 crown stapler work for the 3/8 ply driven into 3/4 ply sub floor?

2. How long should staples be?

Thanks flooraholic
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Rusty Baker,

I know you said to use 1/4 ply for the underlayment but I decided to reinstall what I removed and what's in the kitchen which is 3/8

Questions

1. Will the 1/4 crown stapler work for the 3/8 ply driven into 3/4 ply sub floor?

2. How long should staples be?

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I would think it would hold, but have never used 3/8 for underlayment. 1/4" is standard, and thats all I've ever used. Flooring stores only use 1/4, because that is what the vinyl mills want used for warranty.
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