Another flooring identification question


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Another Flooring Question

Hi guys, I have a similar problem that was brought to my attn tonight. I am a general contractor in Louisville, Kentucky. Afriend has had an addition (2000sq ft) put on, 3 stories, hardwood floors, crawlspace (36") ventilated i assume. The hardwood was allowed to aclimate for two weeks mid feb., installed mid march, finished mid may. Buckeling is occuring on the first and second floor, mainly the first in the larger area spaces- not hallways etc. The ac was not turned on until after the problem started to try to change the humidity in the area.
Let's assume he has no moisture problem -but I have not inspected it. I am curious how his contractor dealt with the crawlspace and...

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Asbestos-containing sheet flooring or resilient flooring product identification:

This article describes sheet flooring products known to contain significant levels of asbestos.

We describe sources of asbestos in older forms of sheet flooring including felt-backed flooring, rubber-backed flooring, and vinyl cushion-backed resilient flooring products. We include research citations on asbestos...

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Three Parts:Examining Physical CharacteristicsObserving Signs of an InfestationDealing with an InfestationCommunity Q&A

Termites can cause major structural damage to homes and other buildings as well as wooden furniture. People usually only see termites inside when an infestation is already well established, though you may also find termites outside around dead tree stumps, rotting boards or other detritus. To identify a termite, examine a single bug carefully. Things like the wings and antennae can help you identify a bug as a termite. You should also look for signs of an infestation, like mud tubes and droppings. If you have a termite infestation, consult a professional for...

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mitsuwao23Why do you say "what floor" instead of "which floor" when you ask it in a elevator?
Any logical reason?

The only logic in it is that "what" identifies and "which" selects.

You are not giving your listener a choice of various floors that you have specified for him to select from; you are simply asking him to identify the floor he wants.

Supposing, on the other hand, that the elevator was broken in such a way that only the fourth and the ninth floors could be reached. You could then say, "This elevator isn't going to all floors today. Just the fourth and the ninth. Which floor do you want?"

That said, nobody will find it unusual if you say "What" for "Which" or "Which" for "What" in these cases....

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I should know I just saw my son's house done, it costs about anywhere from 20,ooo. to 55,000.- accordingly and to the configurations of the new roof as the house total will be reconfigured and the roof replaced new! and the rooms on the new second floor, flooring , plumbing, and fixtures will be replaced and added too! as well as what you want the second floor to be like, such as an added terrace outside new master bedroom, regonfigure everything, including access to new second floor, inside and or outside and fire exits!! safety. if children involved and quality of construction!!! always remember you usually get what you pay for and this is an good investing upgrading and can add at least 60,000 and higher to your property and house value in the long run, so have it done by a reputable well known construction co., ask around and people usually know whose good and whose not, and there are very good ones out there for a bargain, but don't expect to pay below a 25,000 + for...

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I am assuming that there is understanding of what is sctruct, type, class, set, state, alphabet, scalar and vector and relationship.

Object is a noun, method is a verb. Object members can represent identity, state or scalar value per field. Relationships between objects usually are represented with references, where references are members of objects. In cases, when relationships are complex, multidirectional, have arity greater than 2, represent some sort of grouping or containment, then relationships can be expressed as objects.

For other, broader technical reasons objects are most likely the only way to represent any form of information in OOP...

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Can I install a solid wood floor over a concrete slab?

It is not recommended to install solid wood flooring over a concrete slab. Although this is the general rule, there have been successful installations of solid wood flooring installed over dry, concrete slabs. This entails several additional steps. A plastic barrier is set over the slab and taped at all seams. Then some sort of moisture-resistant wood subfloor (marine plywood) is built on top of the plastic film. Then the flooring is nailed to the wood subfloor. If you decide to take the chance be sure to consult with the manufacturer as to their recommendations. Be aware, you may be voiding your warranty.

There is a new synthetic underlayment product on the market (called Sika AcouBond) that may allow for installing solid wood flooring over a dry slab. Check with the manufacturer of the wood floor to see if they will warranty this type of installation and what their recommended installation...

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Disciplines > Psychoanalysis > Concepts > Projective Identification

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When a person expels a bad object, it may well be onto another person. Projective identification is used to project the bad object into (not onto) another person so it becomes a part of that person.

The person then identifies with that other person, and hence has means to control them.

The person projected into may consequently be pressured to behave congruently with the projective phantasy, believing and accepting their role. The projecting person may also seek to be physically close to the person into whom the phantasy is projected.

Projective identification may also be used to externalize confusing or uncertain aspects of the self so they can be studied more objectively and then re-internalized in a more acceptable form.

Another form of projective identification that is associated with the depressive...

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Dear NH,

What is the best way to install a plywood subfloor over concrete slab? Regular or treated plywood? Glued or nailed? Plastic for vapor barrier between plywood and slab?

LM from Hot Springs, AR

I don't think it is a good idea to install raw plywood directly over a slab if avoidable. It is too hard to attach securely and does not allow you to install insulation or a vapor barrier underneath.

Instead, you should install strips of wood on the slab as nailers, 2x4's. You can use them laid on their side to give less of a rise, or even use 1x2's. These nailers should be spaced no more than 16" apart as with a standard floor. They should be nailed and glued with construction adhesive to be sure they will not loosen later.

You can install a foam board as a weatherstrip between the nailers. A vapor barrier is also advisable. A heavy construction grade plastic...

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Color/Appearance: Heartwood can vary in color from reddish brown, to a more yellowish olive brown or darker blackish brown; sometimes with contrasting darker brown/black stripes. In certain species, there are powdery yellow deposits within the wood. Ipe can be difficult to distinguish visually from Cumaru, another dense South American timber, though Ipe tends to be darker, and lacks the subtle yet characteristic vanilla/cinnamon scent while being worked.

Grain/Texture: Has a fine to medium texture, with the grain varying from straight to irregular or interlocked. Moderate natural luster.

Endgrain: Diffuse-porous; solitary and radial multiples; medium to large pores in no specific arrangement, moderately numerous to numerous; tyloses and mineral/gum deposits occasionally present; parenchyma unilateral, winged, and marginal; narrow rays, spacing normal; ripple marks present.

Rot Resistance: Rated as very durable; excellent insect resistance, though some species...

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