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Josh

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Seeing the closer on the bottom of this door bothers me probably more than it should. Can envision it getting kicked, banged up, bent, moving things in and out, takes a couple inches away from the usable width of the door, etc.

I know it closes the door just as good as it would on the top but it looks weird.

Is your wife really short and couldn't reach the latch to hold it open if it was on top?
This is the daylight basement door that I'll like never use. The carpenter did bring up a good point: if your hands are full you can close the door with your foot by tapping the button on the closer.
 
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Josh

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Having hardwood installed in the remainder of the carpeted rooms next week
So instead of any projects I wanted to work on, I get to clear out several rooms full of bullshit and have it all stacked around my house till the floors are done
#firstworldproblems
I want hardwood flooring in my house. Helps with my allergies and a lot easier to clean. Have vacuumed out so much dog hair from the carpets from previous owners. Gross.
 

Josh

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Have a Pro rug cleaner come in, you'll be terrified at how much more comes out.
I literally don't want to think about it, don't want to spend any money on it. Just want to rip the fucking carpets out and be done. I'd probably leave the carpet in the finished basement though. It seems clean, and concrete is too cold to walk on.

Also I don't like walking on wood floors that are floating. Much prefer nailed down ones. Feels more solid, none of that walking on air bullshit.
 
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I literally don't want to think about it, don't want to spend any money on it. Just want to rip the fucking carpets out and be done. I'd probably leave the carpet in the finished basement though. It seems clean, and concrete is too cold to walk on.

Also I don't like walking on wood floors that are floating. Much prefer nailed down ones. Feels more solid, none of that walking on air bullshit.
Rip up the rugs and tack strip, paint the subfloor.

Problem solved.
 
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Josh

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Rip up the rugs and tack strip, paint the subfloor.

Problem solved.
Wood floors for the living area, basement leaving carpet. Other home projects to do first though. Also need to look at costs to get the driveway pavement added onto, a small turnaround spot by the garage, and finish the pavement to the gate/property line. That would help in winter for the plow guy to get snow out, so I wouldn't get stuck like I did once this year. Barn needs gutters. I'd like to replace the kitchen countertop at some point. Just has generic fermica/pressed board junk.
 

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I literally don't want to think about it, don't want to spend any money on it. Just want to rip the fucking carpets out and be done. I'd probably leave the carpet in the finished basement though. It seems clean, and concrete is too cold to walk on.

Also I don't like walking on wood floors that are floating. Much prefer nailed down ones. Feels more solid, none of that walking on air bullshit.
Someone else's piss soaked carpet - be gone yee filthy shit.
Yeah, floating floors do feel a little odd. Nailed down can be done almost as cheap depending on wood.
 
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