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  1. Thread: Floor leveling

    by bfelker
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    Floor leveling

    I am ready to install an engineered wood floor, but want to hire out the job of leveling the subfloor. Ironically, most of the flooring companies I've talked to will not do such a thing.

    Anybody...
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    Re: Particleboard underlayment

    Thanks. Should I remove the particleboard?
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    Particleboard underlayment

    I want to install engineered wood flooring in my home. Removing the carpet revealed particleboard over the plywood subfloor. I've been advised that particleboard is not a decent substrate for any...
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    Re: Picture framing a window

    I want to trim a window with four pieces of mitered casing. No stool. Can I assemble the four pieces first?
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    Picture framing a window

    As long as one allows for a reveal and measures properly, what would be wrong with assembling for mitered pieces of trim before nailing it in place? I would think this way would get you the best fit...
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    Klutzy move cracks jamb

    When atteempting to install a Reliabilt exterior door, I had it in the opening for the dry fit. Stupidly, both of us when on the same (and wrong) side of the door when it fell. The lock side jamb...
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    Craftsman style window trim

    I'd like to trim the inside of my windows in the craftsman style (flat boards with butt joints). I like pictures I've seen where the head casing is the same width as the sides, but it's a little...
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    Re: prehung door: flush w/subfloor?

    So carpet installers tack carpet around the trim and jam, instead of tucking it under like they do with baseboards?
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    prehung door: flush w/subfloor?

    I need to install some prehung door units. On one side will be engineered wood flooring, the other will get carpeted. I know the jamb can be cut to slide the wood floor beneath it, but does the...
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    Re: Adjusting split jambs on pre-hung door units

    I'm not sure about the exact measurements yet, only anticipating the problem (I think no one read the instructions when they built my house). Rabbitting the trim seems easier than ripping the jambs,...
  11. Thread: Floor leveling

    by bfelker
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    Re: Floor leveling

    So it's just a question of large holes and dips? The new floor will wieght itself down to folllow the existing plane?
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    Adjusting split jambs on pre-hung door units

    I know that if my door openings are too wide for pre-hung units I could always rip some jamb extensions, but what should I do if the rough openings are to narrow? Is it relatively easy to rip the...
  13. Thread: Floor leveling

    by bfelker
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    Floor leveling

    I am needing to level a floor in prep for engineered wood flooring. The instructions for Henry FloorPro tell me to add mesh to the underlayment first. Is this necessary? If so, why? Also, not all...
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    Re: Open joints in inside corner

    Thanks for the advice. With a little patience and some mild profanity, I got all joints closed pretty tightly. Will caulk soon.
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    Open joints in inside corner

    When you have coped the best inside corner joint you can and have compensated for out of whack walls to the best of your ability, what is the best way of filling the gap? Caulk or putty? How large...
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