Yup, I do that elsewhere.I wouldn't say it's necessarily wrong, but myself, - - I only use pins in when it's in conjunction with glue. In other words, I'm only using the pins to hold something long enough for the glue to set . . .
I like to get my 15ga nail low enough in the base so when I run the shoe it gets covered and then run 1" or 1.25" 18ga brads for the shoe.
For me, it was kind of like when I debated to get a multi-master. Once I got it, I wondered what took me so long and learned that maybe I didn't have the imagination I thought I did. Great tool.:thumbup:I've been debating on getting a pinner, had wondered how many guys use them for shoe. I don't do much that I need a pinner for but I'm always looking for an excuse for a new tool.
This can depend on what flooring is going down if it is a engineered/laminate floating floor, or around cabinet and island kickers and for newer home securing it to the vertical material behind is better.Just an informational post for you guys;
Shoe mould's main purpose is to cove the joint between the bottom of the baseboard and the flooring.
That joint will move some with seasonal moisture. Especially with ballon framing.
For this reason, shoe should (in the traditional fashion) should be secured NOT to the baseboard but diagonally into the sub floor. This will allow the base to move behind the shoe and the shoe will stay tight to the floor.
As long as you are aware that attaching to the base does not allow shoe to remain covering the base/floor joint with seasonal movement. Flooring material makes no difference.Brian2014 said:
Seasonal movement in really old homes that were build under different codes maybe. Today the floor trusses are engineered. The only lift is from roof trusses that can make interior walls raise and that does not happen to often. I guess here in Calgary we never get those problems because houses are not over a 100 years.As long as you are aware that attaching to the base does not allow shoe to remain covering the base/floor joint with seasonal movement. Flooring material makes no difference.