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Old 03-29-2007, 09:34 AM   #1
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About to sell a house. Floor is squeaky right in front of the fridge, probably because it's a high traffic area. I have access from the basement since it's unfinished. I think the squeak is from the plywood not being probably secured onto the OSB. OSB is 23/32 thick. Plywood is probalby a 1/4 thick. Will probably drive screws from bottom to try to secure down the plywood. Any more ideas?

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About to sell a house. Floor is squeaky right in front of the fridge, probably because it's a high traffic area. I have access from the basement since it's unfinished. I think the squeak is from the plywood not being probably secured onto the OSB. OSB is 23/32 thick. Plywood is probalby a 1/4 thick. Will probably drive screws from bottom to try to secure down the plywood. Any more ideas?
That's may stop the squeak, I would suggest that there be some weight on the area to push it downward... when you set the screws from underneath.
Obviously, be careful with those screws...

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Good point. Thanks. What length would you use for the screws?
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Good point. Thanks. What length would you use for the screws?
Try to figure out the thickess of your floor sheathing (usual thickness is 3/4"). Then add the thickness of the 1/4" plywood you said is on top of that.
So for example: let's say it is 1" total thickness Use a 7/8" length screw...
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I checked last night, and I think the sheating is 23/32 (.7188). I'm assuming the plywood is 1/4 (.25) which makes .9688 total. 7/8 should work.
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