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Need Help Replacing MY Rotten Subfloor

Posted by Bill S on November 7th, 2000 11:07 AM

The old washing machine apparently has been leaking for some time. Long enough to
destroy the plywood subfloor, soften the bottom plate of a non load bearing wall and the
top of one floor joist.

I have done enough framing, pluming and electrical work on new construction to be
dangerous ;~)

My plan:
1. Remove the drywall.
2. Remove the pluming and electrical work
3. Use a sawsall to cut the nails in the studs and bottom plate.
4. Remove all of the rotted subflooring.
5. Attach a 5’ joist centered on the soft spot; i.e.. soft spot = 1’, new joist will cover 3’
on either side.
6. Replace plywood, glue and nail.
7. Replace bottom plate, nail plate to subfloor and studs to plate.
8. Re install pluming and electrical work.
9. Re install drywall.
10. Install new vinyl flooring and base board.

Does anyone have any ideas on simplifying this task?
Does anyone have any experience with this type of problem?
Hiring a contractor is not an option.

Thank you,

Bill S

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