Hi All ;
I'll likely need to remove & replace about four pieces
of hickory hardwood flooring, due to powder post beetles.
- any advice is appreciated -
The pieces are 2 1/4 x 3/4 inches x 3 - 4 ft. long
tongue & groove.
Thanks ; John T.
Do you mean remove the bottom half of the grooved edge ?
.. keeping the tongue ..
This would seem weaker than removing the tongue completely ?
Also - wouldn't there be nails to remove ? cut them off somehow ?
On 1/14/2015 4:19 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
After you remove the old pieces, you will have a groove on one side and
a tongue on the other side within the open area. Begin with the tongue
of a new board and insert in the groove side and follow with other
boards until you reach the last board to insert. Glue the top of the
tongue of the old board, remove the bottom portion of the groove on the
last board, insert the tongue into the other new board and lay the top
portion of the groove side on top of the tongue of the old board.
Depending on overall area, glue may be sufficient but if a larger area,
I suggest nailing the top groove of the new board into the tongue of the
old board where you applied the glue.
On 1/14/2015 3:19 PM, email@example.com wrote:
Yes, keep the top tongue on the edge of the replacement board that has
the slot. Cut the bottom tongue off so that it will fit back down over
the center tongue of the board that you are not replacing.
Probably! You can get to them more easily after removing the damaged
boards. A Multimaster or an inexpensive clone was made for cutting
flush and could easily remove nails that may be in the way after pulling
the damaged boards out.
Thanks for the reply.
The pieces that need to be removed & replaced are not adjacent.
They are individual strips, in the "middle" of the floor.
Just one piece extends to the wall & under the baseboard.
< this is where I might apply some Timbor or similar product
in case the other board-ends are susceptable to penetration ?>
And the wall ends might be a travel area ? ..
Any thoughts on screwing up from the basement -
- in addition to gluing the new strips in ?
Thanks. John T.
On 1/14/2015 6:25 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
The same approach applies whether an area of boards or separate pieces,
it will just be more time consuming since you'll have to cut more boards.
If the boards lie on a subfloor which is accessible from the basement,
nailing wont hurt but be sure you don't use nails which are too long and
may protrude out the top.
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