how do we fix holes in our subfloors


Old 04-22-05, 02:55 AM
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how do we fix holes in our subfloors

Can anyone give us advice on how to fix,replace subfloor where the wood has rotted away,I pulled the carpet away from the wall and found 3 spots where
it has rotted away over the years,they are along one of the outside walls
and seem to be dry,so I'm guessing that the problem was fixed but the floor
never was.
We don't want to spend to much on this as we are planning to sell in a couple of years but would like to fix the floor and lay new carpet.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-22-05, 11:40 AM
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You need to cut and remove the bad area and replace with new plywood. It is probably 5/8" plywood. Set your skil saw blade at a 5/8 - 3/4" depth and cut a line parellel to the wall, come out far enough to get all the bad wood so you can butt up to good solid plywood. You may need to add 2X6's in the floor framing to have plenty to nail to. It is best to remove the rotten flooring from under the wall framing but not everyone does. Then measure and replace the floor.

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