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Replacing sub flooring


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08-12-05, 09:41 PM   #1  
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Replacing sub flooring

My second floor bedroom's sub floor has gaps that I can feel under the carpet. I removed the carpet to find a half @#% job. Some T and G was used but not always and not always together. I removed the nails and will cut the sub floor with a circular saw, but this still puts me about 2'' from the wall. Is there a tool I should use to cut flush with the wall or will I have to cut 2x to screw into the joist for support?

 
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08-13-05, 11:21 AM   #2  
If it were my task to perform, I would cut as close to the wall as reasonably practical, then place 2x material between the joists such that the cut is supported on both sides. Since I have a framing nailer, I would just put small 2x blocks vertically under the wall, then nail the subfloor support to the blocks. A bit stronger and no toenailing required.

The risk of having to repair wall damage is to great to try to cut that bit of subfloor.

 
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08-13-05, 01:21 PM   #3  
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Thanks for the reply. I will be using 3/4 OSB T and G / liquid nail and sqrews.

Anything I should change?

 
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08-13-05, 08:05 PM   #4  
The screws should be suitable for use on a deck.

I suppose that 3/4" material should be sufficiently strong for this application. What's the spacing on the floor joists?

 
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