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Old 03-02-2012, 08:43 PM  
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Get this....in the middle of the night usually about 3 a.m. I am awakened by a loud crack coming from somewhere between our bedroom and the ensuite. I think it happens mainly in winter and hardly misses a night. It cracks loudly and sometimes sounds like there could be someone taking a few steps on the hardwood. It is really kind of freaky especially when I am alone. I have ruled out ghosts so it has occurred to me that maybe some of the hardwood is too close to the wall (hot water heating under floor, pex tubing is up against the underside of floor as it is supposed to be). Geez, every night !! The floor squeaks were taken care of by the humifiers. Am I right?


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As long as you have a 1/4" space between your walls and or pipes you won't hear squeaks. check your gaps everywhere.
You can dry and moist the stuffing out of laminante as long as you have your 1/4" it will be fine.
Actually our infloor heating is on the main floor and is hardwood not in the basement so I doubt that humidifiers would help with laminate.


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Dollars to donuts it's to close to the wall.
Don't run humidifier it the heat is on you will be fighting a never ending battle it's either one or the other.
I'm surprised your seams aren't raising on you the way you described that.
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Dollars to donuts it's to close to the wall.
Don't run humidifier it the heat is on you will be fighting a never ending battle it's either one or the other.
I'm surprised your seams aren't raising on you the way you described that.
You may be right, but it is so dry with the infloor heating that your nose will bleed if we don't run humidifiers (this is not a small house). There is no condensation on the windows so I doubt that we have too much moisture besides without the humidifiers the wood floors shrink and start leaving spaces. I guess it's the joys of living in an extreme climate.
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