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Old 12-04-2012, 05:09 PM   #16
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what about those screws just made for subfloors which have two different thread pitches?

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Old 12-04-2012, 05:40 PM   #17
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I know of the ones you can use with wtw carpeting that work out fairly well. Depending on what the subfloor is, by the way. They grip the sub-floor and you break the heads off so you don't cut the bottom of your foot walking around. The upper portion has a non-spin shaft so if you are careful, you will not grab a carpet thread.

Broken antique T&G sub-flooring is a problem I encountered often and I wish I could say I found a way to fix all the squeaks. Straight nailing, at a slight angle, down through the finish floor helped to a point. If the T&G on the finish floor and the sub-floor were both shot I found you had to pull it up. The integrity of the wood was usually good but the joinery shot.
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i bought that kit from menards but it doesnt have two different thread pitches, but they do make ones especially for hardwoods
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Check out these. They work pretty good.http://www.amazon.com/Berry-Enterpri.../dp/B0006IK8YE. However, I agree with the others, that underneath usually works best if you are able to access it.
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Hers's an unorthodox possible fix that I thought of. I doubt that any one has ever tried it. What if expanding insulating foam could be injected between the hardwood and the subfloor at the point of the squeak or between the subfloor and joist? You would need to make a small hole through the subfloor but not through the hardwood. And you would have to be judicious in the amount of foam used. Just an idea. Might not even work and certainly not the recommended fix.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:09 PM   #21
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Has been tried.

Again, from experience, if the t&g is shot? The floor needs to be replaced. Or straight nailed or screwed with hopes for the best. Foam products, even if you could inject them, do no have the strength needed.

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