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Floor under Bathtub

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03-25-10, 07:50 AM   #1  
Floor under Bathtub

I pulled out my bathtub and found the floor a bit soft and somewhat deteriorating but now dry. I guess I should replace what i can get to. Since some of the flooring is under area i cant get to (under a guess a joist) and that area I dont think is damaged can i just cut out damaged area and replace? Can I screw it into the joists that I can get to but, one side may not have complete support since this where I want to cut out? What tool can I use to make a straight cut that is close to area that I dont want to cut into?

Thanks for any help!!

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03-25-10, 04:47 PM   #2  
The floor is under the bottom plate of the wall. That's where you can't reach. It's on top of the joists. You should be able to get a circle saw, set to a 1/2" or whatever the board is & get close enough to the wall.

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