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  1. jamesmiller

    Additional Reinforcement Needed For 1/2" Subfloor?

    Haha, I figured it wouldn't be something people would recommend—haven't seen or heard of anyone doing it, but thought I'd ask just in case it was deemed reasonable enough. 6-8 inch spacing does sound appealing as I have seen it being recommended all over the place. I tried to keep my...
  2. jamesmiller

    Additional Reinforcement Needed For 1/2" Subfloor?

    The only thing I'll be changing with the flooring itself is the fasteners. The old, beefy nails were pounded in by hand, and the new fasteners are what works with my pneumatic floor nailer. They're cleats, which are much thinner than the old nails. Similar width. I do tend to overthink things...
  3. jamesmiller

    Additional Reinforcement Needed For 1/2" Subfloor?

    Hello, I will soon be installing 1-1/2" wide 3/4" thick solid oak strip flooring in my kitchen to match the rest of the main floor of my 1963 rambler here in Minnesota. Previously, the kitchen flooring was thin carpet over 3/4" plywood. Like the rest of the flooring, these boards will be laid...
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