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Old 05-17-2021, 01:27 AM
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You work in a trade of some kind Andrew?
Dentist maybe... ?
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Old 05-17-2021, 01:59 AM
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You work in a trade of some kind Andrew?


Home improvement mostly.



Tricky solution such as this crazy trim match across a threshold.



Patched not painted. It will be a seamless transition between old 3/4 and new taller trim.

I replaced the old floors with new hardwood and it lowered the floor 3/4 and the basic quarter round no longer reached the baseboards.



Another example of 19th century carpentry. The seams will be invisible once caulked.
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I am all too familiar with this type of work doing various remodels on our 54 year old home. Nice work Andrew. Caulk/paint and those baseboards looked great I'm sure. With home improvement, "The last 10% of the work makes 90% of the difference."
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"The last 10% of the work makes 90% of the difference."
And takes more time than the earlier 90% of the project...in my experience.
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That is very very true.

Case in point;


95% done



98% done.

Those were 8.5/10 difficulty.

Dropping three floor means the door jamb no longer reached three ground making it at least 3x the difficulty.

I managed to figure out a way to mate with the jamb by cutting more off the bottom so I could go straight under the stop, problem being then that the jamb was twisted like 5
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Why did the floor drop so dramatically,. Was the old one layered?

In that case above I think I would have brought the jamb down, cutting the profile out of MDF or something. Looks like 1/2" would have slid right in. That's just my approach though. Your skills with a miter obviously out pace mine so I avoid miters if possible. In the immortal words of Clint, "A man has got to know his limitations."
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The old floor was hardwood suspended 1.5" above the floor on 2x2 "sleepers" with no subfloor. Since the floor was floating relying on the t&g to hold it up, all the boards move=squeak.



Sorry sideways but shows the old floor with part removed.

We removed the old floor and sleepers, put down a proper T&G subfloor over the original subfloor after nailing that down. We nailed new 3/4" hardwood to the new subfloor.

Plywood has tripled in price or we would have added two layers so to save $1000 material $600 labor on a $7000 job we lowered the floor.

Also: part of the house they already had replaced the hardwood with interlocking floor where they had doubled the subfloor to match the height; I was able to pull the top layer from two rooms and save$150 in material by re using it.
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Haven't seen my back seat in months. Possibly since '20.

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL...JdOUdmhIpvpDaT

Made a playlist so I can share videos. The cleaning the chaos video is a hoot. I used a snow broom to sweep out the chaos.

I'm going to make a time lapse of taking out and putting in the boxes. I have a feeling it will be a little mind blowing
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The old floor was hardwood suspended 1.5" above the floor on 2x2 "sleepers" with no subfloor. Since the floor was floating relying on the t&g to hold it up, all the boards move=squeak...
That must have been one noisy floor. Figured there was an odd situation(s) and that there was a logical/economical reason to wrap the baseboards. Whatever the case... nice miters. Was going to look for some shots of mine... but there's no reason. Think miters "good enough" to use backer rod or cut cardboard (my go to) + caulk to look like a fairly good finished result. 1/8"-1/4" gaps.
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I use fiberglass insulation if available vs. backer rod. Fills to any size. Often the gap to tight for backer
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