subfloor installation

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Old 11-10-06, 08:07 AM
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subfloor installation

I am getting ready to put down a 3/4" t&g subfloor, on top of 2x8's. what is the best method for attaching? I figure I should use adhesive, but then what? screws? nails? what spacing?
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Old 11-10-06, 09:51 AM
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liquid nails subfloor adhesive along every joist, in every seem of t&g, & then screw with 2" drywall screws. Screw 6" O.C. along the edges of the t&g & 8" in the field. Then don't walk on it for at least 24 hours to let the liquid nails cure.
 
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If you have access to a framing nailer, try 8d ring shank nails. They're a whole lot faster than screws (probably a bit cheaper too).
 
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Old 11-10-06, 05:29 PM
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Thanks for your input! I have a framing nailer that I use for 10 and 16d. I hope that 8d ring shank will work in it. Shooting nails is a whole lot quicker then screwing! Do theu do just as good a job?
 
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Originally Posted by parkway
Thanks for your input! I have a framing nailer that I use for 10 and 16d. I hope that 8d ring shank will work in it. Shooting nails is a whole lot quicker then screwing! Do theu do just as good a job?
Yes they do. I use 8d ring shank nails also on every job I frame. I just used them today on an addition I'm framing.
 
 

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