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Floor squeaks from new framing blocking


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01-18-07, 08:00 AM   #1  
Floor squeaks from new framing blocking

I have installed a couple new floors in my remodel, new joists, etc. & they are squeaking at the blocking points. Are there any tricks of the trade to stop this squeaking? I screwed the subfloor to the blocking 4" o.c. & liquid nailed everwhere the subfloor touched the joists & blocking. Blocking is attached with (3) 16d commons on each end. It's not a lot of squeaking just one as the joists load & then again as you step off & they unload. I guess it's more of a soft "pop" more than a squeak.

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Dan

 
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02-04-07, 07:22 AM   #2  
Blocking the Pop

If its not to late to get at the blocking, you may want to apply a generous bead of construction adhesive on each side of the blocking where they come in contact with the floor joists.

 
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02-05-07, 04:42 AM   #3  
I actually installed 3" deck screws at the top & bottom of each block on both ends & this also took care of the problem. I think the squeaking was coming from the wood rubbing on the nails.

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Dan

 
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