squeaking upstairs floor

Old 04-14-01, 08:37 AM
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floor upstairs squeaks when walked on . i have screwed the plywood down , but it only helped a bit. i want to replace the plywood[cut it out with a circle saw],and add sister joices to prevent excessive flexing.is this correct procedure? will i need to remove the ceiling downstairs to do any work?
Old 04-15-01, 01:31 PM
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I once had numerous squeeks in an area. Multiple screws, as many as three within a couple inches finally cured the problem. Also, as a suggestion, I used #2 square drive deck screws - less stripping of the head.
Old 04-20-01, 07:51 AM
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Adding more screws is easier ad cheaper than tearing it out!

Try some more screws first.
Old 04-27-01, 01:12 AM
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I have a similar problem with the main floor in my bungalow. Is there a special form of screw I could use from the underside of the floor in the basement that would help this? It would have to be the proper length, and pull the upper level of flooring down toward the lower OSB sheet.
Any ideas?

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