How to remove carpet glue, and gross bits of carpet pad, from subfloor?

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Old 09-21-14, 12:32 PM
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How to remove carpet glue, and gross bits of carpet pad, from subfloor?

Hey all, just bought my first house, in Pennsylvania!

Knew there was a ton of dog pee staining the floors when I bought it (what a vicious smell!) and planned to paint with Kilz to kill the smell and then put in new pre-finished HW flooring on top of it.

Got the carpet & pad up and a few problems presented themselves, which need to be addressed before I can paint the floors.

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I would appreciate any feedback on how best to handle this problem. Thanks!
 
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Old 09-21-14, 08:30 PM
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Why not sand those floors and see if these smell is gone?
 
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I would appreciate any feedback on how best to handle this problem. Thanks!
 
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I like Sam's idea to sand and refinish if sanding removes the odor!
Otherwise, just scrape and prime. Oil base kilz is the bare minimum for sealing odors, a pigmented shellac like Zinnser's BIN is the ultimate odor/stain sealer.
 
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Old 09-22-14, 05:47 AM
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Hardwood nailed on top of hardwood can lead to problems. Really hard to avoid nailing into the joints where the bottom layer goes together and it won't hold very well if you do.
 
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