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Old 05-10-02, 01:15 PM
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Subfloor was 1x6 DF, is HF ok to use for remodeling?

Remodeling Bath, exist. subfloor is 1x6 DF, I can't find 1x6 DF anywhere except HF. Is HF ok to use? Floor joista at 16" ctc.
 
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Old 05-10-02, 05:20 PM
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Oreo,

In replacing your subfloor, it is true that Doug Fir is not easily attainable and it does cost more. It is a stronger wood but moer so now, HF is used alot, somewhat weaker and costs less.

I thought I would ask though, why replace the subfloor boards with similar?

It would be better to replace the subfloor with 3/4 T & G Plywood, much easier and cheaper than what you are proposing to do.

Regardless of what you intend to place atop this for finish flooring, this would be faster and easier and LESS EXPENSIVE.

Hope this helps!
 
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Old 05-11-02, 05:51 PM
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Big problem with trying to use plywood, it is nominally 3/4", but actually is 23/32". So unless the plywood is shimmed 1/32" it's not going to be flush. I plan to overlay the subfloor with 3/8" underlayment plywood, and think it would creak with the 1/32" gap, in fack I know it will because that's what I did with the other bath subfloor when I remodeled it and it does creak.
 
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