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This installation video from Oatey, who is a big manufacturer of toilet flanges, shows it above the finished floor. The narration also mentions that the screws should pass through the finished floor into the subfloor. That video was from their website: https://www.oatey.com/2370581/Product/Oatey-Level-Fit-Closet-Flange-Plastic-Ring Generally I assume that ...


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Do NOT install expansion spaces between each board. You want a very tight fit between each board and then leave an expansion space around the perimeter of each room. First you’ll need to acclimate the wood to your house. This may vary by location and season, but generally the manufacturers recommend about 10 days. Second, seal the floor (again, according ...


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Wood gives, and takes.... In my opinion, wood will compress when needed. Picture a hammer striking a board and leaving a mark, it compresses. This is quite the exaggeration, but for a point. The wood in the center of your floor, held in place by all the other nails surrounding it will compress. Although I do not know how much area is "held tight" by this ...


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Wow, the price of that transfer switch, and it doesn't even switch neutral. That's typical Reliance, mid-tier yet high price because they know it's for a generator. Oh, hold on. You haven't solved the neutral problem. You need to either switch neutral, isolate neutral and ground on the generator (you can't have two neutral-ground bonds in the system), ...


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Teflon tape will likely make this problem worse. Threaded fittings for fluids basically come in two types - thread sealed, or gasket sealed. Fittings made to be sealed by the threads have threads designed to draw themselves together as you tighten them - the fittings are slightly tapered, so as you tighten the threads, the tolerance between the threaded ...


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