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Flooring first or doors?

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I am purchasing a older home , I want  to replace the interior doors. I also want to put a laminate floor over the existing tile through out the entire house. .. I am unsure if i should do the floor or doors first..  I was thinking doors first as i am changing jams as well . Could use some professional opinions. 

Michelle (post #213299, reply #1 of 12)

Laminate is different than solid flooring in how it is installed. Lam is wider and with the click lock you need to lift the plank to position and install. Doorways with jambs pose a problem unless you get lucky and the plank joint runs within and parallel to that jamb. In this case I'd run the floor and then install the jambs. ----------------------New jambs have long legs, longer than the bottom of the door by at least an inch. Some don't like that large a reveal under the door where no throw rug will be put down. So now you have to cut down the jambs prior to setting. ------------------------I set the jamb in the opening. Level the head and scribe the bottom of the jamb to the floor, setting the scribe to the desired reveal. Cut the jambs whether loose or already put together (resting the assembled jamb leg on something close in height to the width of the jamb). Set it in the opening and plumb it, secure to opening and you be done. -------------------------No undercutting of the jamb for the flooring, no struggling with the flooring around and under the jamb. ------------------------------Those that trap baseboard, casing or jambs with solid flooring should not be allowed to party with the rest of us. .----------------------------------sorry for the dashed lines, the paragraph function with the forum software used to work, now it don't.

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FHB Forum Paragraph Test (post #213299, reply #2 of 12)

Just seeing if I can create parapraphs.

It looks like it's working.

I'll try one more.

That's it.

—Chris

 

Attaching a photo as well...

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Chris (post #213299, reply #3 of 12)

Here's my attempt at posting using an iPad on safari.

this first letter of this sentence should be automatically a cap, no?  This first letter of this sentence is.  So is this one.

i hit return as a paragraph break and the first letter is lower case.

now this post shows as 4 paragraphs on this iPad, did it come up as one ?

 

 

Inserted a photo above and changed the size down using the insert image box in the wysiwyg.  Did that work?

 

nope, so I'll try to remove it so it doesn't turn the type into real small letters.  It shows small in my preview.

A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


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Chris (post #213299, reply #4 of 12)

 the reply I made to the original poster of this thread has no paragraph breaks, my post to you does.  If you were in the employ of FHB and checked this message, can you tell me why the above takes place?

The first letter cap worked this time.  I had hit the bold button at the beginning of the previous sentence.  I'll try the italics button now.  

Italics button caps it as well.

Maybe an 8pt font button selection?  Go figger.

the 8pt button caps the first letter of the paragraph but doesn't change the font size...

 

sorry to to the original poster for mucking up your thread.  I've been trying for years to get FHB to work on this forum and for some reason they never see nor can repeat the problems I run across.  

 

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A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


Obviously, the way to go is (post #213299, reply #5 of 12)

Obviously, the way to go is to use plinth blocks.


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

I don't know if it was ..... (post #213299, reply #6 of 12)

jethro Tull or cream or blind faith,

but there was a tune " beyond the plinth or something like that.

 

 

 

there should be two lines separated in the above message.  No auto caps after a period when starting a new paragraph.

 

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A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


Cal, I don't think Breaktime (post #213299, reply #7 of 12)

Cal, I don't think Breaktime is ever going to get out of the ER, it may get to hospice care and linger on a bit, it's a sad situation.

Mark (post #213299, reply #9 of 12)

you're probably right

which brings the famous tune by the MC5 to mind.

KickOutTheJams [JOBSITE WORD]s

A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


You're right (post #213299, reply #10 of 12)

Ha ha...

I can't even mark spam as unappropriate still.  I went on a bit of a rant about a spammer, but that post disappeared.  I don't get it why such a lively and irreverant forum was killed off and replaced with a [jobsite word] piece of [jobsite word]!!!


From the inside, it might make sense, from the outside, it's bizarro world.

The double post striked again... (post #213299, reply #8 of 12)

The double post striked again...