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A few thoughts

Posted by Moderator, Steve on February 8th, 2002 09:50 AM
In reply to Installing a new subfloor by Ryan on February 8th, 2002 12:06 AM [Go to top of thread]

1) use a good deck screw, not drywall screws, they might bust heads with any foundation shifting and cause MORE squeaks. Plan on 2/3 of the screw going into the floor joists. Spacing every 10 inches, counter sink a bit also.

2) lay the ply wood like the first two courses of laying shingles. ie, lay a complete sheet first, then on the second run, a half sheet. This way the intersection lines DO NOT line up, but staggered.

3) some thought on this question, but I would butt up all the sheets, except for around the walls, here i would leave a 1/4 inch gap for expansion and movements.

I am not sure about the glue on the floor joists lets hear from others, I would not use it and rely on the screws.

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