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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:10 pm 
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I've got a few floorboards that need replacing from where I had extra sockets fitted but I cannot buy the same size floorboards that are down so I've gone and bought a few pieces of 19mm thick planed timber and a piece of hardboard but now the board is to high so I guess I should have bought 18mm thick timber. I'm now thinking of sanding down the hardboard or can I use plastic wedges but I'm not sure if these will melt if to close to hot water pipes or central heating pipes. Also is 40mm screws to short to fix down the floorboards.


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Plastic packers will be OK so long as they're not touching the pipes, (probably still be OK if they were). Hardboard can be split fairly easily - I use a sharp chisel - watch your fingers!

50mm screws will be better.

If you use plastic packers, it's easy to tell how much you want - use a small off-cut of the flooring placed on the joist and put plastic packers on top until it's flush with the adjoining board - either remember what you need, or put it in place right then or scribble it on the floor with a sharpie.

DPM can be used for a much finer adjustment if you want to be really fussy.

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planks from woodyards are around 21.5-22mm

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1mm won't make any difference if you are fitting underlay and carpet.

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