Listener Questions: Alesha and Nick in Minneapolis



Today we answered several questions from listeners Alesha and Nick who live in an older home in Minneapolis. Topics covered: Hardwood floors, asbestos, paint stripping, and more hardwood floors. They even supplied our W.hat T.he Fail for the week: placing trim around boiler baseboard heaters. 

EPA information about asbestos in the home:

Twin Cities based testing lab:


Profile blade for a paint scraper.

Toe nailing diagram.


W.hat T.he F.ail

A previous owner placed pine trim board over the top of the baseboard heaters. This is an aesthetic choice, but not a usual one, and it does cause the wood to dry out quite a bit. 

Pine trim installed around and above a baseboard heater.


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