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Old 10-19-2005, 09:06 PM   #1
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I am re-doing the kitchen. What is the easiest way to remove the plywood/particle board on the subfloor. It almost seems like it is glued down, or has just settled in so much in it's old age? So far, I've found that it is just "chipping" away...and if I have to work at it that way, it will take forever. Any suggestions would be great!

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Old 10-20-2005, 08:45 PM   #2
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Use a skill saw and set the depth to the thickness of the underlay.
that might help with the chunking.

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Old 10-20-2005, 10:58 PM   #3
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Thank you, sure will try that.
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Old 11-16-2005, 01:57 PM   #4
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I just tore up a big floor of that also. I took a chunk of curved truck leaf spring about 3" wide(any leaf spring will do) sharpened it on the inside curved edge so bottom remained flat. welded other end to a solid 1-1 1/4" solid bar about 3-4' long . Slid it down between the nail rows and lifted or pressed down. Hitting the nails is hard on the hands but overall heavy enough to do a nice job. If you had to chip with wonder bar I would still be at it next year. And galvinized 10p nails were 'hard' to pull. HTH--d--
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