Squeaky floor under carpet

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Old 08-03-19, 11:38 AM
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Squeaky floor under carpet

I've seen all the videos about buying a $20 to $40 kit to fix a small squeak between the subflooring and floor joist under my carpet. Wondering if I could avoid the cash outlay and find the joist with my ultrasonic stud finder and a couple 3/4" wood screws? Not bourbor, just simple pile carpet. Seems simple but I might be missing something. Looking with advice before I mess something up trying to save a few $$. Many Thanks.
 

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Old 08-03-19, 12:08 PM
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Can you access the floor from underneath? If so you can drive wedges between the joists and subfloor. If not, the studfinder should work. Just use small headed screws.
 
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Old 08-03-19, 02:08 PM
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Here is link to prior discussion for squeak remedy!

Drywall screws are fine, hey have served their purpose for 30 years!

https://www.doityourself.com/forum/f...-basement.html
 
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Many times I've screwed through carpeting to quiet squeaks. Even if you can't pinpoint the exact location of the floor joist try a screw. If it doesn't hit something solid move over 3/4" and try again and repeat until you find the joist. Just make sure you sink the screws deep enough that they can't be felt under foot.
 
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