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Old 05-25-2013, 06:57 AM   #1
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Have squeaking in subfloor in high traffic area which is of course annoying in a less than 3 yr. old new home. Cannot easily shim from underside ~ drywall ceiling making joists not easily accessible. Have low-med pile carpeting on floor. Suggestions greatly appreciated.

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I'd roll the carpet back, find the squeck and add some screws.

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A long time ago, on a squeaky floor, where the carpeting was glued down, I drove the screws right through the rug! It worked. Couldn't see the holes.

However peel back the rug if you can.
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Thanks, M J. I will try to peel back carpet first. it is just outside entrance to bedroom so hopefully will not be too bad. just have to pull back a corner/edge maybe 18 inches
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I'm doing some prep work on my subfloors before installing hardwood floors. The subfloor is currently nailed down and I'd like to add screws. What's the recommended length, how far apart and and near should I add screws to the current nails?
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1 3/4" or 2" gold screws work well---depending on the condition of the sheeting---every 8 to 10 inches apart.
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oh'Mike ~~ how about underlayment screws?
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That would be ideal-----

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