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    Rotted subfloor, notched joist, & other problems that need repair

    I have a question about installing the flooring up to an exterior door. An installer form a youtube video showed how he removed the threshold to put flooring underneath it. I asked a question about more details on that and he told me you can do that with older doors but the newer ones have...
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    What do you think of this and can it be fixed?

    CJ, that sounds like a very good idea. I'm a fan of making sure the installer and customer both know the details of what is expected and that it is written down very clearly. I'm so nitpicky that I pretty much plan out exact locations for things. I was watching a video of a guy doing plumbing...
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    What do you think of this and can it be fixed?

    CoJ, oh, I get it. It's like when a doctor commits malpractice and other doctors aren't willing to put it in writing or testify. We had that happen with my father. Major malpractice but not a single doctor would come forward about it. Sometimes you can get away with a sworn affidavit if they...
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    What do you think of this and can it be fixed?

    Man, I would be pissed about the nails. Also, I'd ask for the wood guys to write down their opinion on the tile so you can show the contractor that it's not just you that says the tile is bad.
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    What do you think of this and can it be fixed?

    The fact that they got grout on the door, glue on the ceiling, on the walls, etc and generally left a mess shows they didn't respect the home or the customer. Sounds like they did a rush job and didn't care about any collateral damage. It's a good thing they didn't ruin anything really...
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    What do you think of this and can it be fixed?

    They will probably claim that you are just picky, but that is incredibly sloppy work. While they did fix some stuff, it sounds like they did a lot of damage with being lazy, sloppy, and unprofessional. The fact that they gave you grief about fixing stuff shows how unprofessional they are...
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    Rotted subfloor, notched joist, & other problems that need repair

    Ahh. Ok. That's a very good point, CJ. I'll have to make sure the transitions are flat. Although, I suppose worst case I could use some caulk or something to make it flat/level if it's not but still screw down the track carefully. Or would that be a bad idea? I was thinking about moisture...
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    Flooring transition question.

    I suppose cardboard can be used if there is no posterboard. I don't keep posterboard around but I have a bunch of old amazon boxes. LOL. I actually saw a very cool trick on how to transfer a curve by using a pen/pencil (in the video they used a marker) and a washer. They put the tip of the...
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    What do you think of this and can it be fixed?

    CoJ, I hope you have documented *everything*. Pics of glue spots, Kept receipts for the paint, sandpaper, and everything you had to use to clean up the mess. If you have a reddit account, I would out them there (if you're allowed to). Post about how sloppy they are and how dismissive they are...
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    Rotted subfloor, notched joist, & other problems that need repair

    I will probably use it because I don't trust glue to hold stuff. I wish they had the zamma tracks in stock so I could look at them.
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    Rotted subfloor, notched joist, & other problems that need repair

    I didn't get to complete my thoughts. Looks like Zamma comes with galvanized metal track. Good thing I have a chopsaw. I'm trying to decide whether I should order a sample of the Lifeproof flooring to compare to my MSI mahogany planks or to just go ahead and get the Zamma transitions (probably...
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    Rotted subfloor, notched joist, & other problems that need repair

    Thanks, CJ. I'm trying to remember the actual OD for a 2" pipe. I have a chart I put up on the plumbing forums... https://www.plumbingforums.com/threads/true-sizes-for-abs-and-pvc-pipes.13196/ So actual is 2.375". I want to keep it snug and maybe put some sort of flange around it at the floor...
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    Rotted subfloor, notched joist, & other problems that need repair

    I've been thinking about this more lately. I mistakenly thought the vinyl plank was 8" but it's 7". It should barely cover, but I might be able to get away with missing planks/gaps, etc under the washing machine and dryer. I know putting machines that can cause vibrations on top is not ideal but...
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    Why didn't you feel sorry leave enough expansion Gap?

    The east and west sides of the crawlspace are uncovered so the wind can blow through. I think there are some carboard boxes under there. LOL. Most of the moisture under there is from plumbing leaks. I really should do a test where I leave a bigger piece of cardboard under there and see what...
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    A new girl wants me. I don't want her.

    I don't know why people spend so much on the funerals. My late elderly friend who died recently must have had an expensive one in terms of the casket. That was one fancy casket. Not sure if that's what she was actually buried in or not. My dad wanted to be cremated and did not want people to...
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