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Old 01-29-2011, 01:29 PM   #1
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Slate tile on an uneven floor

I have an 80 year old house and decided to renovate the bathroom. I ended up taking the floor right down to the 3/4" plank subfloor. One of the joists is higher and twisted therefore giving a bulge in the subfloor. From the highest point over to where the toilet is, it is out by an inch. If I raise that area the phlange of the toilet will be too low. What to do?


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Old 01-29-2011, 05:35 PM   #2
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Cut the section of floor out from the joists on both sides of the high joist. Use a hand plan and plan down the high joist. ( I prefer a power planer. Box srore $35) You may need a chiselthe ends where the plan won't reach. Put a straight edge accross the joist to make sure there the same hight. Then put the wood you cut out back in or replace with new wood of the same thickness.


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