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    Why didn't you feel sorry leave enough expansion Gap?

    Hope I don’t sound too dumb. What about the outside of the house was the cause of the problem? Just curious because I must be missing it.
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    Unsquare walls. Feel like a dummy. Need advice.

    Drywall work is messy and a pain, but at least I know what I'm doing a little better and mistakes are usually easily correctable. This flooring stuff is something serious. Props to all you guys.
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    Unsquare walls. Feel like a dummy. Need advice.

    It's a Pergo laminate. Restoration Oak I believe is the name. Yeah, everyone else I've asked says they don't notice, but to me it's a big deal because I spent so much time trying to get it as good as I could, and now I think I should have at least got it more straight with the wall next to the...
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    Unsquare walls. Feel like a dummy. Need advice.

    I’m 95% done with the floor. I wish I had turned it to the left just a hair more. There’s an 1/8” difference along 16’ length of wall right next to the doorway, and my eye tells me it’s not straight. No one else notices it, but of course it’ll bother me. I was going to be off one way or the...
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    Unsquare walls. Feel like a dummy. Need advice.

    Like I said earlier in this post, I realize I messed up by not checking things out first, but I already went through the trouble of putting the underlayment. Sucks to learn by mistakes. What I did, though is I marked the center of each short wall, lined up a complete row of boards and drew a...
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    Unsquare walls. Feel like a dummy. Need advice.

    I think that’s what I’ll do. Man, I sure appreciate your help. I’ve gotten so lucky in the other 3 or 4 rooms I’ve put floating flooring in before. I was younger and didn’t worry as much, and it miraculously ended up pretty square and straight. Thought I could wing it again here, but quickly...
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    Unsquare walls. Feel like a dummy. Need advice.

    I think I get it now. If I can just have a reference that helps the floor pass the eye test, I will be satisfied. At this point, it’s just giving the floor the illusion of straight I guess, because there may not be a true straight will all out of square walls. If chalk doesn’t work on top of...
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    Unsquare walls. Feel like a dummy. Need advice.

    Yeah, I had heard the longest exterior wall should be the most straight, but it is bowed in the middle. With a row of planks across, there are gaps on the end boards that show how noticeable the wall’s bow is. The other long wall has a protruding closet, so don’t think I’d be any better off...
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    Unsquare walls. Feel like a dummy. Need advice.

    That’s the thing. I’m not even sure how to mark a straight reference line. I’m now seeing how hard I made it on myself not doing this before laying the underlayment with the handy gridlines, which follow the crooked wall and are now worthless. If I could get a straight line, I could get the job...
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    Unsquare walls. Feel like a dummy. Need advice.

    To be a little clearer, I have seen methods of starting a plank's width away from a crooked wall and assembling several rows of flooring. Then, going back and scribing the edge planks to the shape of the wall for a perfect fit. Seems like it would work great, but I want to be sure those few rows...
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    Unsquare walls. Feel like a dummy. Need advice.

    I'm trying to lay a laminate and have found that the walls are kind of wonky. The main, long wall that I am staring on measures close to the same on both ends, but it is curved inward slightly in the middle. Almost a half inch difference in the middle than the edges. I guess I will obviously...
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    Flooring transition question.

    Ha. Yeah, that's why I don't even bother with the voice capture stuff. Sometimes if you speak really slowly and clearly it works great. I know it doesn't work so great with a Southern accent. Even when you think you are talking clear, it will change the word to something totally different. Way...
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    Need tips for drilling anchors.

    I learned about the hot glue trick recently from a guy on youtube. He also said that the Loctite P3 was the only adhesive to use on concrete. When I went to the local hardware store to get some, they didn't have it, and instead of driving round trip an hour and a half, the guy told me I could...
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    Need tips for drilling anchors.

    Makes sense. Wow, I should have mentioned that to begin with, but didn't really realize that could have an impact. I thought the hammer drill was just better about going deeper into concrete, and that I would be fine with just having to do 4 or 5 holes. Ha. We see how it turned out. Luckily I...
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    Need tips for drilling anchors.

    Got ya. That may have been a huge part of my problem. I've only installed one other transition on concrete using a hammer drill, and I definitely don't remember having that problem. I know now for sure.
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    Need tips for drilling anchors.

    No, my hammer drill burned up during my last project, so I just used a regular drill. You think that could have caused the slight wandering? It's taken care of now, but that would be interesting to know if that was part of the problem. I know hammer drills are usually what's used on concrete.
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    Need tips for drilling anchors.

    If I had it to do over, I probably would have just glued it, no doubt. I have the track screwed in finally. Took Mark's advice and just drilled through the metal so that my pre-existing holes lined up with the track. Saved the day, and it should be solid. Part of why I decided to screw was that...
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    Need tips for drilling anchors.

    Cool. If I do this again in the future, I should be better equipped with knowledge. I think I have decided to screw the edges, and have a screw in the center, with a light bead of adhesive under. That should be pretty rock solid, and keep me from going crazy over the mis-aligned holes and having...
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    Flooring transition question.

    Solid advice. I had to re-read it a couple times, mainly because it takes a minute for my brain to start firing correctly in the morning. That seems like it should be fairly simple. I may give this method a shot and not worry about cutting any more from the jambs. Thanks for the advice.
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    Need tips for drilling anchors.

    The ironic thing is how much I can obsess over something not being perfect, but still not knowing when to walk away because of frustration. I would be embarrassed for anyone to see what I've done drilling these holes. Looks like a 5 year old was trying to drill them. Okay, maybe a 10 year old. I...
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