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Posted by Jay J -Moderator on May 5th, 2003 11:57 AM
In reply to how do you remove particleboard subfloor? by Kevin on May 5th, 2003 08:32 AM [Go to top of thread]

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Hi Kevin,

The easiest idea is a messy one. 1) Find your joists and mark them. 2) Set your power saw to 1/16" thicker than the thickness of the particle board. 3) Cut any which way you can in a PERPENDICULAR direction to the joist, and make cuts on BOTH sides of your nails/screws/tacks that are holding down the board. 4) Remove the pieces that you cut out and all you should be left with are 'pieces / sections' of particle board that are still nailed/screwed/tacked to the joists. Having just those small pieces left should be EASY to remove.

IF you decide any other approaches that incorporate the use of a power saw, be MINDFUL of electrical wires, piping, or whatever, that might be secured to the UNDERSIDE of the particle board. Also, be careful of kickbacks from the saw!

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: God Bless America!

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