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makisushi 05-19-2007 11:58 AM

Bathroom floor water damage.

I have some water damage to the subfloor underneath my tile. I pulled up the tile to exposed the water damaged area. My intention was to cut out the damaged area replace it and put the tile back.

I drilled a hole in the subfloor (I am not sure this is the correct term) and it appears to be 2 sheets of 3/4" plywood. My question is do I need to cut through both sheets, or can I just remove one layer?

I will use a circular saw to cut the floor. Any suggestions on how to cut the floor next a wall or in a tight corner?

I appreciate any advice, thanks!

jproffer 05-19-2007 12:08 PM

You can cut through one at a time and see what the second layer looks like. Set the blade depth a shade under 3/4".

As far as the corners and close to the walls, a circular saw won't do it. If the subfloor is rotten that close to the wall you will have to use a demo saw, in which case you won't be able to cut through just one layer.

Zero Punch 05-19-2007 01:48 PM

Rent a toe kick saw for close to the wall or if you have lots of $'s get a Fein multi-tool.

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