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willowgirl 03-02-2010 12:05 AM

How to get nails out of basement floor. Is there some kind of trick?
 
I'm in the process of cleaning up after a flooded basement and the nails in the floor are driving me crazy. I had a flood a few years ago and ripped the floor up and walls out etc. But the many of the nails didn't come up. Its not a basement that's used but really want to get the nails out. It makes it difficult when something like this happens to clean it. Is there a trick to getting the nails out? They are in good really difficult to get out.

user1007 03-02-2010 03:11 AM

What type of floor? Make sure you have a good strong nail puller? If you don't care about the floor since the basement isn't used much? You might think about just cutting/grinding them flush with the surface. A little grinder will make short work of the whole process. Watch the sparks near gas appliances like the water heater and furnace though.

oh'mike 03-02-2010 06:50 AM

Concrete nails are hardened--they will usually just snap off of you hit them from the side.

Then borrow sdster's grinder an clip off what's left. (if you don't own a 4 1/2' grinder-they are cheap-and very useful)--Mike--

martin.rayner3 03-03-2010 02:21 PM

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Originally Posted by willowgirl (Post 408149)
I'm in the process of cleaning up after a flooded basement and the nails in the floor are driving me crazy. I had a flood a few years ago and ripped the floor up and walls out etc. But the many of the nails didn't come up. Its not a basement that's used but really want to get the nails out. It makes it difficult when something like this happens to clean it. Is there a trick to getting the nails out? They are in good really difficult to get out.

just hit them from side to side this will snap them off but getting rusty nails out is not good fun most will snap any way.

tpolk 03-03-2010 04:46 PM

wear safety glasses they will take your eye out

willowgirl 03-03-2010 08:40 PM

I will for sure, thank you :)


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