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A floor roller is a big heavy roller on a long push handle. It weighs 50-100 lbs. You can rent them from DIY places and sometimes from garden centers. You use it to roll over vinyl flooring to make sure there are no air bubbles that might make the vinyl lift off the subfloor.

They are also used to roll sod and asphalt surfaces to make them flat and level. Sometimes you can find one to rent that you fill with water. They are lighter to transport. You fill it before using it, then empty the water before bringing it back. I don't like them as well as the super heavy metal ones, but they are easier to use when you don't have a Mr. Atlas to load and unload it for you!
 

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Even though the instructions say to leave a gap of 1/8"-1/4" at the walls, ignore that and lay them in all the way, otherwise they can slip apart.
Might make a big difference if one is laying them in hot humid weather or cold weather. I assume that gap is for expansion? If the baseboard is put on after it would cover a gap.
 

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Bay and her DS have most of those renovations almost finished. I think we will be showing up like blisters - after the hard work is done! LOL

She already posted some of the photos I think. There was a lot of work to be done and she has tackled most of it in typical Baymule style. "Get 'er done!" We were hoping to already be back there to help but were delayed, then she got a sudden buyer and things took off. I am just hoping DH recovers in time for us to get back there before she has added a second story to the house, and bult a barn all by herself! LOL


Might make a big difference if one is laying them in hot humid weather or cold weather. I assume that gap is for expansion? If the baseboard is put on after it would cover a gap.
Yes, the joints are for expansion. Once the viny is glued to the floor though, expansion becomes moot. Expansion joints are more important in floating floors where expansion can cause movement. In any event if you are installing the vinyl, then installing the baseboards over the top, often the drywall does not extend completely to the slab. In that case, I slide the edge of the vinyl under the drywall to ensure a tight fit. Have had no problems. Leaving the expansion gap when installing laminate I do have areas where the baseboards barely cover the expansion gap. Plank vinyl is easier to work with I find since it bends slightly.
 

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I think I may be all moved in when y’all get here! But don’t worry, the sheep need shelter! @Ridgetop you are so funny! Wanting to bring levels, squares and all manner of “do it right” tools! I have used tin and reject lumber. Really, it just needs to not fall down! Hahaha! You sound so excited to be building something!

@Senile_Texas_Aggie I wasn’t even going to list the farm until March. My daughter answered a Facebook post inquiring about land with a house in Lindale school district. We are closing in about 3 weeks. I’ve been scrambling to get things done.
 

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Frimplepants has been swelled up like a dead hog in the sunshine on a hot Texas day! Big belly, big milk bag, poor baby looked miserable. FF, I was worried about leaving her all week. But she obligingly had twins last night! Ewe and ram. For once, the ram lamb is white and the ewe lamb has spots. Not good pictures, it was 5AM and still dark. Of course I’m keeping the ewe lamb.

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@Ridgetop it is kinda hard to make plans to come and help a friend with all their major remodeling project when they go and up the moving time by at least 2 months....!!!!:gig:smack:idunno.

Maybe I will get you to just make a little detour:hide:lol: through Virginia on your way home and come do some building therapy here!!!!!:gig:gig. I hate doing building stuff and there's a bunch that needs doing here......
 
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