Repairing a broken pin

Repairing a broken pin

In the broken dowel joint, we need to remove the remnants of the furniture pins, stuck in the elements once joined. To remove them, first cut off the remains of the peg with a hacksaw, flush with the surface of the element. Then, with a wood drill, drill the hole in this way, just to remove the remains of the old dowel without reaming the old hole. We also drill a mating hole even, when there is no stake in it. In this way, we will remove the remnants of the old glue. Then you can paste new pins.

Check the humidity

For damp concrete substrates, e.g.. if poured recently, it is impossible to glue wooden floors or lay floor panels. Before that, the substrate must be dried to a humidity of approx 3%. A simple moisture test is to put a 60 sheet of foil on the substrate×60 cm and sticking adhesive tape on the edges yes, to create a closed space. On the next day, water vapor will evaporate from the damp substrate and condense on the bottom of the foil. After the amount of condensate, we will judge the excess humidity.

Corner profile with an insert

Already in our construction industry, we use various types of profiles that facilitate the production of claddings and coverings made of ceramic tiles. However, hardly anyone knows, that there are also corner profiles, the so-called. slats with spacers. Well, typical slats are adapted to the size of solid tiles with a slightly rounded edge. The edge of the trimmed tile will protrude above the periphery of the lath. Well, in the case of a cut tile, we remove the inserts from the profile, slightly increasing its nominal size.