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    Probably beating a dead horse, but here goes.. I installed an Aprilaire 1830 dehumidifier under my crawlspace a couple weeks ago, and I'm running a nice indoor unit inside as I wait for MC to lower.. Notes.. *80-90 degrees lately (central Kentucky) *Crawlspace: partial incapsulation due to...
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    Hey, recently my boyfriend and I moved into my mom’s place and we have started ripping up the old hardwood flooring. Everything has been going alright so far, except the hardwood flooring runs underneath an interior wall. I guess my mom’s ex put this wall up and he’s notorious for lacking...
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    We have tri-level home with Bruce hardwood flooring (red oak with walnut stain) with the imitation round pegs from the 70's on the middle level (entry, dining & Kitchen). Would like to find something similar for the bottom level (family room and hallway). Has anyone ever been able to somewhat...
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    I have hardwoods throughout the house. Over time, the boards are starting to make a "crackling" sound when you walk on them. Some background... T he floors are likely original 1968 The hardwood floors are installed over plywood. Not directly over the floor joists as they were in very old homes...
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    I really like the prices on solid cabin grade hardwood. I personally know one guy that has bought cabin and loves it. I have seen their floors and it looks good. I have also looked online and I have seen some horror stories and pictures cautioning anyone to touch the stuff. I searched for...
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    Guys, I'm at my wits end. I know that drum sanders are dangerous, can really screw up your floors, and so on. I know you have to keep the moving, never let them linger, move at a walk pace, carefully lower the drum to the floor and carefully raise it (don't jam it up and down). I've...
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    Hello, probably a stupid question, but can anyone tell by these photos if I'm looking at hardwood underneath my carpet or just some kind of plywood base flooring? I think it's probably just plywood, but a girl can dream!
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    We bought a house in April and I suspected that under the vinyl was hardwood floors and I was right. I doubt it is original to the date of the house 1883 however I came across I spot that had some small boards nailed down and some adhesive. I am unsure why only to assume they did it to level it...
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    I am doing some remodel on a ranch house that was built in 1985. I'll be putting down 3/4" unfinished hardwood (likely red oak). The underlayment was particle board and not in good shape, so I'm replacing it. I found that my subfloor is only 1/2" plywood. Joists are 16" OC. Trying to decide...
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    We're about to install 5" wide, tongue and groove, pine boards over the sub floor in our house. I've read differing reports on the proper material, if any, to put between the two. Worth noting - these are relatively fresh beetle-kill pine boards. And the house sits at 9,000 feet on the Western...
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    Can I install hardwood on my concrete slab floor?
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    Just moved a cabin shell onto a pier floor system with no interior walls. Wife is asking why not put hardwood floor (nail down- full 3/4") prior to interior walls? No load bearing walls present at all. Was in the trade for 15 yrs and sometimes I just stick to convention for no other reason...
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    I'm expanding my kitchen into an adjacent room by busting out a wall, and pondering what to do about the flooring. The adjacent room has 1 1/2-inch wide oak (the same as in the rest of the house), and the kitchen has heart pine. (See photo - the wall to the left will be removed.) Obviously...
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    I am planning to have hardwood flooring into my leaving room, but afraid of termites that they will ruin my flooring. Can You guys will help me on this part please.
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    The whole main level has continuous oak parquet flooring. The living room is 18 x 12 with one long and one short outside wall. Rain water got in along about 8 feet at one end of the long outside wall. Flooring buckled slightly about 4 feet from the wall. Do I have to pull out and dispose of...
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    I am purchasing a house that was likely built in the 30's. It has hardwoood floors throughout most of the house, except the foyer and adjacent dining room are tiled. There is a closet off the foyer that has hardwood in it. What are the chances that a homeowner in the 70's or 80's put down a...
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    We pulled up the carpet from a mobile home and found some areas with bare plywood, and others with old vinyl/asbestos tile. The floor is especially unlevel around the seam of the house (down the middle). We have a nice load of oak hardwood flooring we'd like to lay down. I'm wondering what...
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    Been doing a lot of research since it seems this type of job is fairly difficult and have a few questions. Background: 1,000 sq ft hardwood floor, 1 living room, 2 bedrooms, a hallway and a dining room. Base boards are removed. Floor looks even but has some nasty scratches. My handiness skill...
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    Hi I am attempting my first DIY project as a new homeowner - installing 3/4" mahogany floors. I have the old floors torn up, my baseboards have been removed and thankfully I have a nice, thick, plywood sub floor underneath. But without tearning up the plywood I dont know where my studs are...
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    Hello! Due to my cat's problem getting to her litter box I am in the process of ripping out my upstairs carpet for replacement with a 3/4 hardwood product. My house is a little unusual because the staircases are at a 45 degree angle, plus I have a railing base that is tapered and won't match...
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