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Old 11-06-2014, 07:24 AM
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I have Bruce 3/4 solid wood floors. I had an issue with the heater exhaust duct. It was leaking. The hardwood directly above it is buckling. It is just 2 planks that are the problem. I fixed the furnace last night and the buckling already reduced a lot. There was also an area rug on top that I removed. Right now there is a slight buckle. Maybe less than a quarter of an inch. It is close to the foyer, maybe about 4 foot away. If I had to pull up all the boards, it wouldn't be too bad. I am wondering if there is anything else I can try to get it back down.
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Old 11-06-2014, 07:34 AM
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if its not enough to create a tripping hazard I would wait until winter when the strips should shrink just a bit and see if it flattens out.. If it doesn`t, it adds character to the house..
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Try put a dehumidifier close to it. Run that for a few days and see if it helps.
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Likely will flatten back out once the moisture problem is gone. Give it some time before you do anything as drastic as pulling flooring.
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It could take several weeks to flatten back out.
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Old 11-06-2014, 11:11 AM
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Ok I hope it goes back. I give it a month or so and see what it looks like.
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Don't worry about it. My house is over 270yrs old, character is it's middle name.
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It'll go down. If you're not good with it by summer, you should be able to sand it flat and refinish those two planks with no problem.
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Are the boards nailed down or floating?
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Originally Posted by aubv View Post
Are the boards nailed down or floating?
Tongue and groove. Nailed with nails by the tongue on an angle with air gun.

Nailer?!?! Just met her. (sorry I worked with a guy that said it all day long. that was 13 years ago. )
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picture?
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I'll take a picture later tonight. not sure how much you can see though.
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Wait.
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