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How best to screw down old floorboards ?
Spax Flooring Screw ?
file:///home/george/diy-ub/Spax-Flooring-Screw-Zinc-Yellow-Passivated-4-5-X-60mm-Pack-of-300.html.mht

They have a smooth bit of shaft so the floorbaord will be pulled down
tight,
but the bit of thread at the top seems to me to spoil this effect:
either the thread there will grip and hold the board up,
or it will tear the wood, pulling the board down.
So why have a bit of thread at the top?
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On 14/03/2011 12:00, george [dicegeorge] wrote:
How best to screw down old floorboards ?
Spax Flooring Screw ?
file:///home/george/diy-ub/Spax-Flooring-Screw-Zinc-Yellow-Passivated-4-5-X-60mm-Pack-of-300.html.mht


Please give a proper link. How are we supposed to access a file on
*your* hard disk?!
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I''ve not used them yet but I have bought some in readiness for a small
job and the answer on the Axminster site was "Upper thread locks the top
board securely (No more squeaks)".


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On 14/03/11 13:06, Roger Mills wrote:
On 14/03/2011 12:00, george [dicegeorge] wrote:
How best to screw down old floorboards ?
Spax Flooring Screw ?
file:///home/george/diy-ub/Spax-Flooring-Screw-Zinc-Yellow-Passivated-4-5-X-60mm-Pack-of-300.html.mht



Please give a proper link. How are we supposed to access a file on
*your* hard disk?!

ooops...

http://www.screwfix.com/prods/88716/...mm-Pack-of-300

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In article , george [dicegeorge]
writes
On 14/03/11 13:06, Roger Mills wrote:
On 14/03/2011 12:00, george [dicegeorge] wrote:
How best to screw down old floorboards ?
Spax Flooring Screw ?
file:///home/george/diy-ub/Spax-Flooring-Screw-Zinc-Yellow-Passivated-4-5-X-

60mm-Pack-of-300.html.mht



Please give a proper link. How are we supposed to access a file on
*your* hard disk?!

ooops...

http://www.screwfix.com/prods/88716/...s/Spax/Spax-T-
Star/Spax-Flooring-Screw-Zinc-Yellow-Passivated-4-5-X-60mm-Pack-of-300

I can't see the benefit of those over conventional, fully cut screws. If
the board is not fully tightened to the joist already then the final
tightening action of pulling the board down will cause the top thread to
strip out of the board so the benefit of that part is lost.

In a similar spot, I'd use these: http://www.screwfix.com/prods/22388/

Just noticed however that yours are marginally cheaper per screw so hey,
go for it.

Btw, for more manageable screwfix links, it's ok to strip the part after
the part code, it's redundant.
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On Mon, 14 Mar 2011 17:27:08 +0000, fred wrote:

In article , george [dicegeorge]
writes
On 14/03/11 13:06, Roger Mills wrote:
On 14/03/2011 12:00, george [dicegeorge] wrote:
How best to screw down old floorboards ?
Spax Flooring Screw ?
file:///home/george/diy-ub/Spax-Flooring-Screw-Zinc-Yellow-Passivated-4-5-X-

60mm-Pack-of-300.html.mht



Please give a proper link. How are we supposed to access a file on
*your* hard disk?!

ooops...

http://www.screwfix.com/prods/88716/...s/Spax/Spax-T-
Star/Spax-Flooring-Screw-Zinc-Yellow-Passivated-4-5-X-60mm-Pack-of-300

I can't see the benefit of those over conventional, fully cut screws. If
the board is not fully tightened to the joist already then the final
tightening action of pulling the board down will cause the top thread to
strip out of the board so the benefit of that part is lost.

In a similar spot, I'd use these: http://www.screwfix.com/prods/22388/


Unless I'm mistaken those appear to be left-hand thread.
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In article ,
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In a similar spot, I'd use these:
http://www.screwfix.com/prods/22388/

Unless I'm mistaken those appear to be left-hand thread.


It really jumps out at you, doesn't it?

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In article , Appelation
Controlee writes
On Mon, 14 Mar 2011 17:27:08 +0000, fred wrote:

In a similar spot, I'd use these: http://www.screwfix.com/prods/22388/


Unless I'm mistaken those appear to be left-hand thread.


Self tightening (in the northern hemisphere) ;-)

Here's a pic of the non self tightening version:

http://i55.tinypic.com/wqoizs.png
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On 14/03/11 22:01, Appelation Controlee wrote:
On Mon, 14 Mar 2011 17:27:08 +0000, wrote:

In , george [dicegeorge]
writes
On 14/03/11 13:06, Roger Mills wrote:
On 14/03/2011 12:00, george [dicegeorge] wrote:
How best to screw down old floorboards ?
Spax Flooring Screw ?
file:///home/george/diy-ub/Spax-Flooring-Screw-Zinc-Yellow-Passivated-4-5-X-
60mm-Pack-of-300.html.mht



Please give a proper link. How are we supposed to access a file on
*your* hard disk?!
ooops...

http://www.screwfix.com/prods/88716/...s/Spax/Spax-T-
Star/Spax-Flooring-Screw-Zinc-Yellow-Passivated-4-5-X-60mm-Pack-of-300

I can't see the benefit of those over conventional, fully cut screws. If
the board is not fully tightened to the joist already then the final
tightening action of pulling the board down will cause the top thread to
strip out of the board so the benefit of that part is lost.

In a similar spot, I'd use these: http://www.screwfix.com/prods/22388/


Unless I'm mistaken those appear to be left-hand thread.

I guess they accidentally reversed the image.

Still havent seen a convincing reason
for the short thread at the top of
http://www.screwfix.com/prods/88716/
why oh why?
[g]
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Still havent seen a convincing reason
for the short thread at the top of
http://www.screwfix.com/prods/88716/
why oh why?


For my education, what please was unconvincing about the explanation
from the Axminster site that I posted please? (That was ""Upper thread
locks the top
board securely (No more squeaks)"

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