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    I have bought some spotted gum 90mm flooring and need some finer details of putting it down. I have been reading lots of posts and AS AS2796.1 and there is no mention of "classic" grade is it in AS2796.2?

    I am going to secret nail directly on the joist, is it worth buying a nail "thingy" to do this? I think they are about ~$130 bucks, vs using a pasloe nail gun? Would the ribbed 2.85mm deck nail be used or do I need the bradder? If they can be used, does the nail goes through the top cnr section of the tongue at 45 deg?

    If the pasloe can be used is there an issue with the nail head or the timber splitting?

    Can we get a sticky on flooring as there are a number of good posts on how to including sanding.

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    G'day.
    Do yourself a favour and go to www.timber.org.au

    under the dowload section you will find 5 PDf files that are all related to flooring information.
    Get them and have a read.
    All will be a lot clearer afterwards.

    AS2796.1 will not list "Classic" grade.
    Classic is Boral's version of Select grade.
    Hooroo.
    Regards, Trevor
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    Thanks Trevor once again, have one of these . I am as I think is going hurt reading all this better go and get some medicine.

    I dont want to stuff it up, looks like some good reading. Select is that the highest grade?

    By the way If you buy mixed hardwood what species do you get? Can you mix spotted gum with blackbutt or others?

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    use secrete floor nailer, you dont get 1/2 a good a job as when you use brader and pull boards over by hand.

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    How much are they to buy? any brand you would recommend and avoid?

    Obviously where do you buy them from?

    Thanx

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    You are not helping me to find a cause to add that bradder to my collection . Also where to get some floor cramps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barney118 View Post
    You are not helping me to find a cause to add that bradder to my collection . Also where to get some floor cramps?
    floor clamps will cost you more than a secrete nailer, plus the end result is rubbish.

    buy or hire a secrete nailer for one job a cheapey off ebay would do the job i personel only have bostik as we have found over the years they are bullet proof and pull the boards tight together.

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    [quote=Gaza;756883]floor clamps will cost you more than a secrete nailer, plus the end result is rubbish. quote]

    What do you mean using the cramps end result is rubbish? I am on the lookout for a nailer, I noticed that Pasloe has one out slightly cheaper than the Bostitch.

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    using cramps you can only sceret nail one row at a time, plus you dont get all the joints tight.

    i have not tried the pasode gun as we have had bostik before pasode starting making them and it makes no sense to change considering i have about a dozen guns.

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    Im learing fast here, I have picked up a bostitch on ebay, I understand they squeeze the board in at the same time nail them.

    I believe you still do a board at a time with the bostitch, I am not sure if I am going to get instructions with it. How do I know if the one I got works? I suppose I ask them to show me, is there any visual give aways that I should look out for when I pick it up?


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