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Trapshooting and Floor Repair

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by stokinpls, Apr 2, 2011.

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  1. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    "Honey, we've got a problem!" my wife yelled at me from the kitchen. I let go of the mouse and went to see what it was. Our 11 year old Fridgidaire had decided to begin leaking at elbow joint that feeds the door dispenser. It had apparently been doing it for a while, because the planks on the hardwood floor were beginning to take on non-geometric shapes (non-rectangles?). I had seen this happen before at my son's house (same hardwood) and his had decided to raise up to 45 degree angles. What to do?

    I knew replacement, along with being expensive, would also mean face-nailing the affected boards and this wasn't really what we wanted either. Then it popped in there. I went to the basement and began hauling shot bags to the kitchen. 14 bags later I had the area covered. 4 days later the floor had dried out, and except for one short plank that decided to split, the floor looks more less like it did.

    The refrigerator didn't survive the incident, but thanks to me being a trapshooter, I figure I saved a fair sum on floor repair. I knew I liked this sport!
     
  2. likes-to-shoot

    likes-to-shoot Well-Known Member

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    Its like they say, "necessity is the mother of invention".
     
  3. Ed Y

    Ed Y TS Supporters TS Supporters

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    But did your shot get wet?
     
  4. twotimer

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    7 1/2s or 8's? Mike
     
  5. 320090T

    320090T Well-Known Member

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    Floor compression limits should be strictly adhered to. A max of 11,000 psi should be applied or severe floor distortion will result.
     
  6. Remstar311

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    Is that SAAMI floor regs or just what most experienced floorers recommend 3200?

    Nick
     
  7. oskerspap12

    oskerspap12 Active Member

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    Hey 3200.......Is that PSI or CUP?

    D.P.Reynolds
     
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    320090T Well-Known Member

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    I don't know, we will have to wait for QuackShot to give the skinny but I do know it must be 8's.
     
  9. hmb

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    Did you use reclaimed shot? HMB
     
  10. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    Nah, Momma wouldn't allow it!

    11 bags of Lawrence 8s and 3 bags of STS 7 1/2s.
     
  11. BILL GRILL

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    If you would have used all 8's the floor probably would not have split.
     
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