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Friday, December 2, 2011, 9 a.m. in Clemson, S.C.: Conditions in my house were 65 degrees F and 34% RH. It's Dec. 2 (not even winter yet), South Carolina (classified as a warm, humid climate) and my...
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Anyone roller skate these days?
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Some inspections just break my heart. This was a nice old historic home that was being restored. Old furniture was moved out to allow for plaster repair and re-painting, but the piano was simply...
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Wood shrinks and swells when it loses and gains moisture content (MC). For example, if a piece of 2¼" wide plainsawn red oak flooring were to decrease in MC from 8% to 5%, the net change in MC...
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This week I am in New Orleans at the National Pest Management Association meeting. What, you ask, does pest control have to do with hardwood floors? Well, the pest control industry deals with...
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I was asked by a flooring distributor to look at some insect damage to a rubberwood parquet floor. Rubberwood is pretty susceptible to insect attack. Holes were appearing in the surface of the floor,
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Only a guilty man needs to have an alibi prepared. Well, you are all guilty of being wood floor guys, so let's get those alibis ready for prime time. And maybe the process of getting those alibis...
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Last week's post contained some weather data for Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, home to the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.
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Well, Johannes, ya didn't even give people time to think about my last post showing some teak on the deck of a boat with some caulking between the boards. The flooring (or decking) was left...
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 I hope that my loyal fans will forgive the temporary lapse in blogging. Hurricane Irene blew through town, taking with her our electricity for almost a week. On the plus side, I got to break...
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