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    Re: Screws or nails? What's best for this job?

    Ok thanks. I'll let you know how it turns out. I'm sure I will have more questions in the near future about my 1890 house.

    Thanks again!
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    Re: Screws or nails? What's best for this job?

    Thank you all for the help. You have brought more issues to my attention than what I had realized. I am glad I asked the experts!

    The joists are spaced 16" and there is a supporting wall on the...
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    Re: Screws or nails? What's best for this job?

    Thank you both for the helpful suggestions. The joists are rough cut 2x8's (true measurement). The subfloor is made up of 1x10's and a couple of antique tin can lids nailed over some small holes.
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    Screws or nails? What's best for this job?

    I am installing 1/4" OSB on top of an old subfloor in my 1890 attic in order to prepare it for carpet. The subfloor is solid but a little rough with some small gaps which I am covering with the OSB....
  5. Thread: Astroturf my deck

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    Re: Astroturf my deck

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    My questions are :

    -Do I have to lay a base (wood ,water-proof carpet mat etc) on top of the old wood before laying the astroturf.?
    -What would be the best way to secure the astro...
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    Re: Interrior wall problem

    I am currently going through the same situation. I have to do a lot of repair work to the sheetrock in my dining room before I start to paint. I have found that joint compound works well. I have not...
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    115 year old subfloor needs prepared for carpet

    Hi. I am finishing the upstairs to our 1.5 story house built 1n 1890. The subfloor is very solid but rough tongue and grove 2x8's. There are some gaps, small chunks missing, and some small dips where...
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