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At what point should I replace wooden floor boards on second storey

If a single board has rotted through, cracked, is broken or otherwise severely damaged beyond repair (and make sure you get lots of input on what "beyond repair" actually is), then you would ...
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Convert chain link gate to wood gate

Weight is going to be an issue. Wooden fence weighs a lot more than chain link, and your hinges (etc.) were only designed to support chain link. Wooden fence also catches a lot more wind force than ...
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Butt joint transition from drywall to wood with joint compound or other material to prevent future cracks from wood movement

Your drywall guy is correct, from a "guaranteed not to crack" perspective. If the timber is old, you might get away with it, but from a professional installers point of view "might"...
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How can I reduce the effects of dilatation of wood on a steel deck?

One approach that helps to allow for movement (of both wood and steel) is to use the "deck clip" or "invisible fastening" arrangement where the edges of the boards are slotted, and ...
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How can I reduce the effects of dilatation of wood on a steel deck?

The solution for attaching wood to steel is the same as for attaching wood to wood - you have to adjust the holes to allow for the expansion (a more common term to native English speakers than "...
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Help restoring old wood beam please!

I have removed some awful stuff with a paint scraper - specifically, a sharp tungsten carbide paint scraper (they stay sharp enough to use (much) longer than steel and the blades are reversible for 2 ...
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