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Old 03-02-2013, 07:18 PM   #1
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i just bought a fixer and someone laid in a bunch of flooring (plywood) but not all of it is completely flat. i assume i have to tear out the plywood but how do i get flat floors if joists or something else is not flat ?

moreover, is it normal to have imperfect sub floors and then they somehow become less of an issue by putting flooring over them?

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You need to figure out why they are not flat-----sometimes foundation settling is the issue---other times the floor joist are sagged-----some times there is an addition to the house and some miss matched heights are involved.



Rip out the bad work---post pictures of what you find and you will find many members here with good solutions----

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anyway. i have seen plywood that is not the thickness that it is stamped.
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We need more info from the OP to help further.
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anyway. i have seen plywood that is not the thickness that it is stamped.
It's not supposed to be according to modern standards. Ply is 1/32" thinner than its stated thickness. Better trees now I guess.

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It's not supposed to be according to modern standards. Ply is 1/32" thinner than its stated thickness. Better trees now I guess.

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i bought many sheets, 12 maybe. one of them is thicker than the others. and is marked the same as the others. and came from the same pile. and its not the sub floor causing it.
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huh, sounds like a quality control problem. What type/grade was it? Sheathing of underlayment?

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