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Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by devs, 25 Jun 2020.

  1. devs

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    Hi chaps, I've had a leak and had to pull some boards to fix. Any tips on how to safely return these boards?

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    There's 4 full planks and one half to the door trim.

    Any thoughts or suggestions would be really helpful.

    Many thanks,

    Steve.
     
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    Can they be returned in, long ways?
     
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    Okay my plan was to remove the male edge and end and glue the edges and return the boards. The underlay used is a Diall 5mm Wood fibre. What do you think, will the edges likley hold?

    The glue I had planed to use would either be a clear Gorilla wood glue or Titebond III.
     
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    You will need to take up more to put down easily.Did you remove without damage?
     
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    Thanks Foxhole, I have a few spare boards if ness - but yes they were removed without any damage.

    Why would you take up additional boards.. what ones? Also do you think the male end removal and glue would hold okay?
     
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    Hi Foxhole, you may have missed my reply above. Can I ask what additional boards you would remove? Thanks :)
     
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    I would remove all the boards up to the right hand wall. Right as in the pic. you are going to have to remove more boards anyway to replace the damp underlay which will disintergrate if you don't. I don't know how far back that room goes but you may have to remove all the boards to the back wall as well and basically start again. Not saying that is what you should do it is what I would do.
     
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    Perfect thanks for that Pete, appreciated :) Do you think I'll be able to slide them from under the skirts?
     
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    I would try sliding the one on the left of the picture first by engaging the tonge on the right edge and tapping the plank in.
    Once in position you would probably be able to jiggle it up and down and interlock the left edge, and finally the short side.
    The other boards can be easily fitted by sliding them in from the threshold.
    Vaseline will help, but not essential.
     
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    In fact, on a second look, you could remove the half plank on the left side of the door frame to make things a lot easier.
     
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    Yes! Great shout Johnny. Thanks
     
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