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What NOT to try

Posted by Dave in MN on November 16th, 1999 09:07 AM
In reply to another squeaky hardwood floor question by winnie on November 9th, 1999 11:06 AM [Go to top of thread]

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I have this problem too, and had heard that sweeping talc over the floor would allow it to fall in the cracks and stop the sqeaking.

First of all, it's very difficult to find plain old talc (talcum powder). Plenty of places sell medicated, perfumed talc, but not pure talc. I finally found some at a pharmacy. It's not cheap.

Secondly, and more important, it didn't work. It doesn't really fall into the cracks. Rather, it just leaves talc all over your floors, which is difficult to clean up.

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