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havasu

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Replaced 3- 7’ long engineered hardwood boards and a few other miscellaneous repairs.
Rough , rustic MDF core shit wood.
This is my second time back to this woman’s house the first time was a full 8 hour day of replacing boards.
I love it when people buy this crap and then when it starts to splinter in a few tiny little spots the expect a perfect finish.
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Don, how do you add the replacement board? Either you have to slide it in from the end, or cut the lips off of one edge, correct? i wonder if you actually cut off one of the tongue and grooves, how do you keep it from moving? Do you have to disassemble all the way to the wall, then build it back?
 

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I cut off the bottom of groove ( length and end of the board) with my table saw. This way the tongues are still intact and lock into the existing grooves. I use beads of urethane construction adhesive across the width of the board and then use a tongue and groove adhesive on top of the existing tongue. If that makes sense.
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If the board was two rows away from the wall, I probably would take the floor apart and replace the two rows … but it’s never near the wall it’s right in the middle of the floor every time 🙄
 

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Found out I got the damn Rona. Went to a quick wait because I thought I had a sinus infection and they tested me positive.
I told the nurse "well, at least it's not AID's". I don't think she found that funny.

It's not that bad for me. Worst part is constantly feeling like I have to sneeze.... The hallucinations are pretty cool though. 😂
 

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I can't believe I've dodged this shit for almost 3 years. There was times I thought I might have it but after experiencing it now I don't think I had it before. This is next level shit.

I can definitely see how this would be an issue for older folks. I been vaccinated and 2 boosters. Can't imagine what it would be like if I wasn't?
 

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I can't believe I've dodged this shit for almost 3 years. There was times I thought I might have it but after experiencing it now I don't think I had it before. This is next level shit.

I can definitely see how this would be an issue for older folks. I been vaccinated and 2 boosters. Can't imagine what it would be like if I wasn't?
I have had it twice. They think the vaccine makes it less severe, but no way to prove it.
 

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I finally finished a job I'd been working on....
...or, should I say off and on.
I started on this job over 2 months ago, bracing up a floor in an older mobile home and installing some plank. Taking breaks from this job doing measuring for the store and miscellaneous repairs has drug this job out longer than any I've ever worked on.
Some days I didn't work there because the owner had doctor's appointments or other things planned. That fit in quite well so that I could get measuring done.
The job went in phases, first strengthening up the floor and prepping it then installing the planks. That went slow enough, but then it got deeper. 🫣
He wanted a small bathroom done.
Then he wanted a wall done in the same vinyl planks.
He changed his mind and wanted carpet loose laid in the hallway instead of planks.
Then he said, will there be enough carpet left to do the steps. 🤬😁
...his job has just been dragging me down. It's about a half hour drive each way.
He spent about $900 on a seven and a half foot long piece of Stanton carpet. He picked out a pattern and color that worked really well. The hallway went in, in two pieces. It required a head seam because the pattern looked horrible if you turned it one quarter turn. I put the carpet together at the shop and made a pattern to cut it out because there is no space to do this on site.
I cut the width of the carpet 1/8 in shy and this would ensure the carpet couldn't move around. Its loose laid with no pad as per his request. I didn't even tack the doorways. Being a woven carpet, I ran a bead of sealer around the entire perimeter and let that dry over the weekend so I could roll it up and take it to his house to install it. He made the correct decision putting carpet in this hallway. It would have looking cold and boring with the planks.
...and yes, I matched the pattern on the side of the steps..... don't try and tell me different. 😁
There was carpet on the steps previously. The opening you see here at the top of the steps used to have a sliding glass door. Door frame is still there. I cut out the lower track part to make this top step safer. The old carpet that was hacked into place 30 years ago had a 1-in hump because of the track. I removed the track and filled in the void with a piece of plywood. Much, much safer. The owner is 84 years old and he doesn't use these steps very often. After the carpet was removed from the stairs, trying to find a way to go over that track felt impossible. I asked him if the door was ever going to go back and he said no. I said well I'm going to take it out. Kind of a pain but I'm really happy that I did. So is he and his assistant that lives with him.
 

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Don't look to bad for a rookie.;)
That was a staple jockey job. 😁
I was actually able to miter and fold over two and a half inches of carpet onto the side. I was going to make a pattern and cut the rest of that in one piece but found it easier to fit then stack three 7 inch tall strips to make up that side. Yes I sealed the edges before I staple the crap out of it. 😁
 

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Flying back home today. Anybody else have a TSA pre check? It’s the greatest thing ever. Still gotta empty your pockets and do the metal detector business but there is absolutely no line at all! Wish I woulda done this 5 years ago.

For those of you that don’t have one, just request a wheelchair. You’ll get through security just as fast.
 

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Flying back home today. Anybody else have a TSA pre check? It’s the greatest thing ever. Still gotta empty your pockets and do the metal detector business but there is absolutely no line at all! Wish I woulda done this 5 years ago.

For those of you that don’t have one, just request a wheelchair. You’ll get through security just as fast.
I'll have to practice my limp.
 

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