Jan 11, 2014 at 5:23 pm #1312019
@kurtfeeterLocale: California Delta
So nice to set and reset 8-penny nails thru my carpet into the plywood subfloor to get the perfect pitch. If only our stakes held so well in the great outdoors. Manufacturers love us because it is so clean and careful should we choose to return it, plus wind is never a factor. Oh, it helps to be divorced too because if you aren't you will be shortly after.
Enjoy the great INDOORS.Jan 11, 2014 at 5:41 pm #2062552
Did it for years, but now we have a tiled floor.
That makes things a bit more difficult…
Now I tie off to couch and chair legs.Jan 11, 2014 at 5:58 pm #2062554
@dwambaughLocale: Pacific Northwest
Duct tape! Don't you know anything?Jan 11, 2014 at 6:37 pm #2062559
We have hardwood floors and I would be divorced….. Or worse, my wife is mean!Jan 11, 2014 at 6:46 pm #2062561
– -K.T.- –Participant
We have hardwood floors and I would be divorced….. +1
Or worse, my wife is mean! Sadly also +1. I know your pain. I don't call her hammer hands for nothing.Jan 11, 2014 at 7:05 pm #2062566
I guy I once knew at work lived in a house trailer.
To keep his Christmas tree from falling over, he nailed it to the floor.
When his wife went to take it down and couldnt, and figured out what he had done, she called him up at work and chewed him out pretty good.
The guy worked in a control room with other plant operators, and his coworkers all found it quite amusing.Jan 11, 2014 at 8:42 pm #2062597
Dining room? Never!
Living room? Of course!Jan 11, 2014 at 8:54 pm #2062599
@stephen-mLocale: Way up North
Thats what basements are for.Jan 11, 2014 at 10:57 pm #2062610
Right through the carpet and into 1950's solid Red Oak to try out my Notch a few weeks ago.
I'd have to move furniture to do the SS2 received last week so I'll wait for the snow to melt.Jan 11, 2014 at 11:26 pm #2062615
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Ah … well … there may be a few discrete nail heads hidden at the edge of the carpet next to the wood trim … (Oz: skirting boards)
But not out in the middle of the floor.
CheersJan 11, 2014 at 11:29 pm #2062616
@dwambaughLocale: Pacific Northwest
Sheetrock screws are the way to pitch on oak. Easier to remove when you put the house up for sale to settle the divorce.Jan 12, 2014 at 1:05 pm #2062759
I use bricks…
(would you believe that I seam sealed a few TT Rainshadows (3 person tent) inside my previous bedroom ?
One rainy day I had a tent up in my dining room , one in my living room and one in the bedroom, all to be seam sealed none freestanding.No nails were used.
This is a 4 brick tent :
BTW ,Kurt, the photo you posted is of a Bibler Pinon one of the very few fully freestanding tents (inc vestibules) so no need for nails nor bricks with that one.
I do realise that the question was about nailing the tent to the floor however once you figure out how to get it to stand up with bricks (at home : books,milk/juice containers,furniture) you will find it easier to do on rocks or areas where nails or stakes don't work.
Of course you need a lot more ballast on top of those tie-outs than at home…Jan 18, 2014 at 1:48 pm #2064289
Practical tip from a contractor who has to cover finished floors all the time to protect them from remodeling damage – a nail driven thru the carpet into the subfloor will come out clean and leave no trace. A screw driven through the carpet may catch a thread and twist it around the screw shank with dire results.
Also – for hardwood floors or tile, duct tape may leave a residue (which may be a bitch to remove, particularly from stone tile or from gout joints) or pull up the hardwood finish. On tile, red plastic "stucco tape" holds well and leaves no residue. On hardwood, try the tape someplace out of the way (and leave it down for a while) before you do it out in the middle of the room and then find that when you take it up the finish comes with it.Jan 18, 2014 at 2:43 pm #2064297
@davidinkenaiLocale: North Woods. Far North.
I've put an eye bolt into a ceiling rafter to secure the 15-foot Christmas tree. Then I secure the top of the tree with to the bolt with 200-pound test fishing line.
It was actually my wife who wanted it done with toddler in the house, fearing he might pull it down. Those Xmas tree stands with the water reservoir are a little dodgy for larger trees.
Oh, and then there was the time I installed one of these 21 feet above the living room:
It was a space themed birthday party and after 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Blast Off! three pre-schooler rode a rocket ship up to the ceiling.Jan 18, 2014 at 3:55 pm #2064304
@pitsyLocale: Central Texas
So that's what the folks in the apartment next to us were doing at 2:00AM…..Jan 18, 2014 at 5:44 pm #2064315
Wrong forum for this post.Jan 29, 2014 at 4:32 pm #2067688
@justinmcLocale: Southern California
I laid my own wood floor so, I think I'd rather put a nail through my foot than my floor!Jan 29, 2014 at 10:37 pm #2067810
barbell deadmen only, here.Feb 11, 2014 at 12:21 am #2072156
@glenn64Locale: Snowhere, MN
Just drop the guy line thru a 10 pound free weight and pin the line back with a stake across the hole. Of course it helps being single, with no wife telling me to get my weights out of the living room… And no one asking "do you have to seam-seal that HERE?!?!"Feb 12, 2014 at 6:19 am #2072551
@gregdLocale: Southeastern US
If you have carpet, drapery hooks work great and do little or no damage.Feb 12, 2014 at 6:42 am #2072559
@ngatelLocale: Southern California
The thought of pitching a shelter inside has never crossed my mind. Besides, my floors are cement. It would take a lot of work to drive cement nails into my floor.
And now you know why God invented lawns.
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