Evangelina Horn Flooring November 24th, 2018 - 04:08:08
I knew I was getting low, but I didn't know. I was that low. He said that the fuel gauge was stuck, so it wasn't accurately reflecting what was in the tank right now. Propane is 2 dollars and 15 cents a gallon for a user of my size. That is an 800 plus dollar bill, but that's all of my fuel requirements for the entire year, so the 375 gallons of propane will supply all of my hot water and all of my generator and all of my cooking, I set up a system to heat with Propane the system does not work very well, so we don't end up using it because it takes a lot of electricity to run circulation pumps to circulate water throughout all the radiant flooring that we just don't use it because it makes the generator run more.
So you end up burning more propane, so I just heat with wood anyway, thanks for coming with me on my day, I'm heading back to do this red pine floor today, put down a layer of this pink paper called rosin paper. This goes down underneath the flooring it prevents any stuff falling down through the cracks and getting underneath the boards. It also provides a level of moisture protection sort of like a blotter paper, can receive moisture and then dry it out much more easily and you can't see through the cracks.
All you see is this sort of pink background, as opposed to you know the boards that are underneath at this black guitar. That's stuck down the tile, the vinyl tile, all that stuff. So this goes down and then in Florida, but now I'm going to snap a center line down the middle of this space. Because I want the boards to be straight and I want them to go straight down the room because the room might be a square. A little bit, it's important to start with a straight line so that you know by the time you get to the edge. It should be roughly parallel with the walls.
So when you're, installing pine flooring or softwood flooring, it's difficult with these long lengths to use a regular miter saw or chop saw so you just use a skill - saw basically and run it along the edge of a framing square to get your square cut. It'S important, though, to have the bottom side of the board up because, as the circular saw, is cutting it pulls fibers up and tends to chip out a little bit. So you flip the board over and do it that way, pretty straightforward. These nails are spiraled. Can you see that so as they go in the sort of screw in which makes it harder for them to pull, and they also have a blunted tip? A blunted tip will help prevent the board from splitting, especially when you're nailing near the very edge into the board.
Ah right breaking for lunch, I've got a good chunk of this floor done already. What do you think looks good? Can you see from here? I'M definitely making good headway on this. You know going down. The center is the easy part. Obviously getting towards the edges is where it gets slow. Although I've done you know some of this at the at the wood stove, so those cuts were a little bit difficult, and this cut here at the threshold to the tile was also looking tricky, but otherwise, I am feeling really good about this job right now.