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    Able to Install a new Floor myself?

    I've been daydreaming about putting in a floating floor. My floors are painted plywood now.
    My injury is T7 complete.
    Something ($ etc.) drives me to consider doing stuff like this.
    Of course I'd need help doing it.
    Here's the floor--

    http://www.forboflooringna.com/Resid...rmoleum-Click/
    Rich

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    I think you could.

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    Thanks for the vote of confidence, Jody!
    I like having fans like you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pararich View Post
    I've been daydreaming about putting in a floating floor. My floors are painted plywood now.
    My injury is T7 complete.
    Something ($ etc.) drives me to consider doing stuff like this.
    Of course I'd need help doing it. And the right tools. I always look forward to projects that require new tools!!!
    Here's the floor--
    Looking forward to pictures of the finished project.

    All the best,
    GJ

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    I'm rooting for you. (I would like to have a floating floor in my house, too, and have speculated whether my wife and I could do it).

    It seems to me the difficulties are having to bend over so much to do the job and having difficulty "tip-toeing" around the work as you complete the job.

    Keep us posted.
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    Definitely, I'm sure you could do it.
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    My wife, 85 year old dad and myself have done about 1000ft of bamboo flooring in our place. It is time consuming but doing it ourselves saved a lot of money.

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    It is not easy, I'm a T-4 complete and I've done it, it is hard because the wheelchair keeps getting in the way. You keep thinking, why can't I just stand on my legs and do this, it would be so much easier. Maybe you can hire a handyman type guy to do it fairly inexpensive, might be worth it to save yourself the frusteration. When I was younger I could do things like this more easily (still not easy though) now that I'm 54, forget it, not worth the frusteration and my body just does not like to bend the way it use to, it is a lot more stiff.
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    First thing you'll need is a Jay Protector. Bunch of tools. Book about how to do it from Lowes or Home Depot. Card board for patterns for curved parts. Patience.

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    Completing a challenge like that would certainly give a sense of satisfaction as well as save $. On the other hand I have done a few other projects that required a lot of floor activity. They were a real struggle. I am glad they could be completed in a couple of hours. Based on that experience I would prefer to supervise the job you described.
    You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
    http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

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