squeaky stair riser, no back access


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Old 12-19-21, 04:04 PM
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squeaky stair riser, no back access

almost positive i have a stair that is making a ton of noise where the tread meets the riser. i know usually you put a couple screws in from behind but i do not have access to it. well i do but im looking for an alternative solution if possible?!?!
 
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Old 12-19-21, 04:19 PM
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If they are moving against each other, you could sweep a little flour into that area to 'lubricate the joint' and decrease the noise. Do you know if there is a stringer under the middle of the stairs or just two on the edges?
 
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Old 12-19-21, 04:43 PM
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i have carpet on them now. if thats the only tip i can get ill try it whenever i replace the carpet. im not sure about a center. im assuming no, just the sides
 
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Old 12-20-21, 04:03 AM
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You can try screwing some deck/drywall/general 2 1/2" screws through the carpet.
 
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How would the screw go through the carpet and grab enough of the tread to catch the riser to prevent it
 
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Old 12-20-21, 12:24 PM
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Screw straight down through carpet, through the tread into riser. Assuming it's made of 2x material, you would have to confirm.
 
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not sure if thats possible, unless i use a 10" screw. i circled where its squeaking from. unless your telling me screwing the tread to the top of the riser will help my problem.


 
 

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