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Old 11-14-2011, 09:42 AM   #1
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My boyfriend and I just recently moved into an older farm house that has been part of his family for many of years now. I noticed that while i was in the kitchen cooking that when ever grease came out of the pan and ended up on the stove it would work its way to the back left corner. I thought well that's kind of odd.. Well, the thing is the house is so old that the floor is starting to cave in. Is there a way I can just lift it up or do I have to replace the whole floor?

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Old 11-14-2011, 10:51 AM   #2
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It really depends on what is going on underneath the floor. Is there a basement below where you can see what is going on down there? Pics are always a plus here.

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Old 11-14-2011, 02:00 PM   #3
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As a temporary measure, it's quite easy to level the stove. Most newer models have adjustable feet, or you can use shims.
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:44 PM   #4
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My boyfriend and I just recently moved into an older farm house that has been part of his family for many of years now. I noticed that while i was in the kitchen cooking that when ever grease came out of the pan and ended up on the stove it would work its way to the back left corner. I thought well that's kind of odd.. Well, the thing is the house is so old that the floor is starting to cave in. Is there a way I can just lift it up or do I have to replace the whole floor?
I'm guessing that you didn't condemn the floor by watching grease run across the stove...am I right. If so, how did you determine that the floor was caving in? And, in doing so...what was the cause...rot, age, dilapidation?

Without more information, there can be no answer. If you are guessing, then we will be guessing.

Please provide.

1. condition of subfloor,
2. condition of floor joists
3. amount of caving in that you are talking about.
4. post pictures, if they help you show us what you are talking about.
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