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post #10 of Old 07-01-2011
okapi3
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I have had and solved this problem. It is due to humidity swelling the boards. For a while, I removed the stuck boards using a sail tie, in a loop, with a carabiner attached. I put the carabiner on the finger pull of the floor board and the sail tie around my hips and then by squatting and doing a quick leg press, popped the board out.

Finally, I used a hand plane and planed the edges down and then sealed them with epoxy and the boards no longer stick.

Paul Cooper
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