Fastening hardwood floor repair

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Old 11-10-18, 07:41 AM
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Fastening hardwood floor repair

What is the proper procedure/best practices for securing tongue and groove hardwood flooring after making a repair?

I had to remove a length of hardwood that needed repair. To insert the new plank I had to remove the bottom section of the groove side and the tongue on the other side. It fit in great but I was wondering how to fasten it down. The options, as I see them are:

I was thinking I would take up felt/rosin paper and glue the board down. Place weights on top of repair and let the glue dry. My thought is this would negate the need to face nail into the repair. I was wondering which glue to use: regular yellow wood glue or PL or similar? I was also wondering if glue should be placed on tongue of previous board and top groove side of the repair piece. Is there a good reason to use glue there or is there a good reason to not use glue there? Will yellow glue hold as well as PL or is PL overkill here? Internet is full of videos showing all kinds of ways but I was hoping to tap into your experience. Thanks.
 
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Old 11-10-18, 09:12 AM
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I'd face nail and then hide the nail holes with colored putty.
 
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Old 11-10-18, 10:23 AM
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No glue, nail em!

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