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Old 11-14-2008, 06:19 PM   #1
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Reinforcing Squeaky Wood Floors


My first floor hardwood is squeaky but before I close up the ceiling in the basement, I would like to remove some of the squeaks.

Can I simply jam a shim between the floor joist and the sub floor as a quick fix? Not looking to spend a lot of cash on the project.

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How do you know that its the sub floor rubbing on the floor joists and not the hardwood floor rubbing on the sub floor? if its the floor joists what i do with great results is run a bead of PL Premium sub floor adhesive.along both sides of the floor joist up against the sub floor.
or if its the hardwood floor rubbing against the sub floor I locate the squeak from below and install a 1-1/4" drywall screw from the bottom of the sub floor up into the bottom of the hardwood floor until the squeak stops. 1-1/4" only if there is 3/4 + 3/4 hardwood. Good luck BOB

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Hi bob, all i did was push up on the sub floor next to the joist with my fist and the squeak stopped so I thought if i put a shim in there it would help.

I will consider a couple drywall screws and/or a bead liquid nail. Thanks
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Hi bob, all i did was push up on the sub floor next to the joist with my fist and the squeak stopped so I thought if i put a shim in there it would help.

I will consider a couple drywall screws and/or a bead liquid nail. Thanks
NOT LIQUID NAILS! USE PL Premium construction adhesive, it will harden not like liquid nails, put something that as some weight to it on top of the floor then go below and glue both sides of the floor beam.
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