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DriTac Repair Kit

Car Ac Repair / May 16, 2016

DriTac Flooring, LLC is an American owned and operated company. AKA DryTac. DriTac manufactures time-tested adhesives and installation products for wood floors. Even though the DriTac wood flooring injection repair kit has been around for awhile, for those of you homeowners with wood floors, it is always a good idea to have a handy repair kit. Nowadays, there are all kinds of wood floors on the market from hardwood to bamboo to engineered. Luckily, DriTac makes two different injection repair kits: one for engineered wood floors and the other for solid wood and bamboo floors. There are many great features about the DriTac wood floor injection repair kit. It is innovative, of professional quality and very easy-to-use. So what are these repair kits good for? Actually, they can help repair several wood floor problems.

These kits can repair hollow spots and voids. You don't see hollow spots on a floor but you do hear them. These areas sound hollow when you tap them with your fingers. You can also repair popping conditions. This is when your floor sounds squeaky. This repair kit is also terrific for securing loose floorboards. These repairs may be needed because of a somewhat shoddy instillation or possibly natural movement that happens gradually overtime. This article willreview the contents of your injection repair kit and provide a step-by-step guide to filling a hollow spot on your wood floor.

Now that you know the capabilities of a DriTac wood floor repair kit, you probably want to know what you get in your kit.

The engineered wood floor injection repair kit is different from the bamboo and solid wood kit. The engineered repair kit comes with one quart of adhesive, a 12 cc injection syringe, the tips for the end of the syringe and the dowel rods. It also comes with clear instructions. (By the way, DriTac is known for durable, high quality adhesives.)

Now that you know what your injection repair kit for engineered wood floors comes with, it is a matter of learning what to do with your kit. Here is what to do when you want to remove a hollow spot on an engineered wood floor:

Step 1. Tap on your floor with a solid object and listen for hollow sounds. Once you have found your hollow sound, use a piece of tape to mark your hollow sound. This will ensure that you know the area of your floor where you are going to be working.

Step 2. Using a relatively fine drill bit, drill two holes at your hollow spot. One hole is for putting the adhesive into your floor. The other hole is for the air to come out while the adhesive is being injected into the floor.

Step 3. Now it is time to fill the hole you just made to remove the hollow sound. To do this, you load your 12 cc syringe with DriTac glue from your repair kit. The easiest and cleanest way to do this is to stick the end of the syringe in the glue and suck it up, filling the syringe. Pull the plunger up slowly. You can remove the plunger and pour the adhesive into the syringe but you are just asking for a mess! Step 4. Now that the syringe is loaded with the adhesive, it is time to fill your hole. Put the nose of the syringe right into the hole. Slowly release the adhesive from the syringe into the hole. Only fill one hole. You want to make your hole completely full. It is okay if it fills a little over. You can clean it up. The hole is filled up.

Step 5. Now, it is time to close the hole. It is best to use the dowel rods that come in your kit. Because the diameter of the dowel is probably larger than the hole that you drilled, it is best to sharpen the end slightly so it fits in easier. You can use an exacto knife for this. Put the dowel in the hole. Tap it with a hammer to make sure it is snug.

Step 6. Using your exacto knife, trim the dowel so it is no longer sticking up. Make sure to cut it flush with the surface.

Step 7. Take the punch that comes in the kit. Using a hammer, tap the punch so the dowel is just below the surface.

Step 8. Use a colored putty that matches the floor.

If you have a bamboo or hardwood floor, your injection repair kit will be different and your repair technique will also be slightly different. A bamboo and solid wood injection repair kit comes with a gun for the cartridges, 2 adhesive cartridges, 3 mixing nozzles, 2 tips, 2 drill bits 1 punch and 4 dowel rods.

Here is how to repair a hollow spot on a solid wood or bamboo floor using the DriTac injection repair kit.

Step 1. (As seen before, this is the same for engineered floors.) Tap on your floor with a solid object and listen for hollow sounds. Once you have found your hollow sound, use a piece of tape to mark where your hollow sound is. This will ensure that you know where you are going to be working.

Step 2. Just like the engineered floor injection repair, now it is time to drill your holes. Using the drill bit that comes in your kit, drill two holes at your hollow spot. One hole is for putting the adhesive into your floor. The other hole is for the air to come out.

Step 3. Now it is time to assemble the gun. Remove the cartridge from the foil pouch that it comes in. Place the cartridge into the gun from your kit. Pick up the lever and simply drop the cartridge in place. There is a safety tip on the end of the cartridge. Remove it and insert the mixing nozzle. Now your gun is ready to use.

Step 4. Time to start the injection. Place the nozzle inside the hole. Fill the hole with the gun so that it is completely full. It is okay if it oozes out a bit. You can always clean it up after.

Step 5. Just like in the engineered wood floor injection repair kit, the next part of the bamboo and solid wood floor repair is identical. Now that the hole is filled up. it is time to close the hole. It is best to use the dowel rods that come in your kit. Because the diameter of the dowel is larger than the hole that you drilled, it is best to sharpen the end slightly so it fits in easier. You can use an exacto knife for this. Put the dowel in the hole. Tap it with a hammer to make sure it is snug.

Step 5. The hole is filled up. Now, it is time to close the hole. It is best to use the dowel rods that come in your kit. Because the diameter of the dowel is larger than the hole that you drilled, it is best to sharpen the end slightly so it fits in easier. You can use an exacto knife for this. Put the dowel in the hole. Tap it with a hammer to make sure it is snug.

As you have seen, the technique for injecting the adhesive into the floor varies from bamboo and solid wood to an engineered wood floor. However, the DriTac injection repair kit is simple, effective and the answer to many wood floor problems.

Source: woodfloordoctor.com