|Third Grade Maple Floor Installation|
After reviewing the hardwood manufacturer installation instructions, watching You Tube, and consulting a handyman carpentry book. We were ready to begin the installation of our hardwood floor.
The first three rows of board that were laid had to be pilot drilled (so the wood wouldn’t split when nailing), then hand nailed. It was a tedious, but necessary process, because the power nailer had a long foot base requiring clearance of more then six inches from the wall to operate.
Finally, the task of hand nailing complete, my husband and son-in-law were ready to power nail.
|Floor Installation with Power Nailer|
There was a problem, the nailer wasn’t driving the nails all the way in to the board. We were soon to find out why. The old compressor that powered the nailer chose this day to retire…with blue sparks flying, it quit!
We were dead in the water until we purchased a replacement compressor.