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Old 07-10-2011, 02:54 AM   #1
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I would like to replace the actual sub-floor in at least my bathroom and the kitchen. I need more info on the structural implications of doing this. From a "structural" standpoint, should I swap-out panel for panel as I move or just take it all out at once and replace it ~ does it matte either way?

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I just remove it all---then replace it. That gives you the option of sistering in joists--replacing plumbing and whatever else needs doing without the sub floor in the way.

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Great! I was hoping that would be the case. I am researching cut methods. I thought maybe a trim saw or close cut saw of sorts. Have any recommendations on that?
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Great! I was hoping that would be the case. I am researching cut methods. I thought maybe a trim saw or close cut saw of sorts. Have any recommendations on that?
Get a toe kick or electric flush cut saw.
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If the new sub floor will be as thick or thicker than the old one---leave it 1 1/2" out from the walls.

That is easier --faster---and gives you a surface to screw blocking into to support the new subfloor.
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