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How to replace a wooden anchor in a decades-old concrete lintel

And there could be an alternate with some modern liquidy stuff that sets in place and can take a screw later. It's called epoxy. Some of it will take screws quite nicely, other types may not. However,...
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How to replace a wooden anchor in a decades-old concrete lintel

Is this really a lintel ? That would be spanning over a window or door, not in the floor. The old wood is gone because it failed over the course of 50 years. Wood doesn't survive being encased on 5 ...
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How to replace a wooden anchor in a decades-old concrete lintel

I would consider putting two saw cuts into the end of the wood plank that fits in the hole - just slightly less deep than the hole. Then make two wedges that will expand the end as the plank gets ...
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How to replace a wooden anchor in a decades-old concrete lintel

Three pieces, connected with wood glue. ELEVATION (SIDE) VIEW ___ __ ___ / | | \ / | | \ /_____|__|_____\ You could make the center one a slight wedge to ...
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How to fasten 1/2" plywood underlayment to 1/2" plywood subfloor

You should absolutely use screws into the joists (or ring-shank pneumatic nails, if available). That's a no-brainer if you want a solid, quiet connection. For your application, 2½" partial-thread ...
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How to fasten 1/2" plywood underlayment to 1/2" plywood subfloor

First of all I would check with the manufacturer's installation instructions and see if they have any recommendations? If so, do that unless you have a compelling reason to do something else. Lacking ...
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How to fix vinyl baseboard cut lines in bathroom?

What you have there is the typical "vinyl cove baseboard" it is called, used extensively in commercial buildings. It is readily available in 4' lengths and is always butted together. It can ...
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How to fix vinyl baseboard cut lines in bathroom?

Do not try removing, they are glued so it will be a mess. Your installer did not use the overlap cut, but the bud-head cut (straight) Recommend you get some Vinyl filler and gently repair the seams.
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Leaving room under baseboard to install vinyl over parquet later. Is it possible is it a good idea?

I say no- do not leave the baseboards high to accommodate the "future" vinyl flooring. Even the click lock type vinyl flooring will install way easier without having to try and slip it under ...
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Leaving room under baseboard to install vinyl over parquet later. Is it possible is it a good idea?

Just don't do the quarter round yet. Usually the problem is the client is vehemently against QR and just wants base. That would mean you shouldn't do the base yet either. "Leaving room" is a ...
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Protect OSB flooring from moisture

I'd bite the bullet, pull up the OSB, and use marine-grade plywood, if you have any suspicion at all that it may get wet for a prolonged period. Your question is also a bit confusing about a vapour ...
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Covering basement floor containing asbestos

The mastic is encapsulated by the tile, if there is any mastic showing paint that piece. If you want a new floor covering that will work with the floor drain well drop the floating floor idea or add a ...
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