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House Renovation

PostWed Jul 20, 2011 9:22 pm

so I'm renovating a house myself - yep crazy. Converted a bedroom to bathroom/closet/utility room. Added a bedroom. Removed particle board flooring and installed 3/4 inch plywood. Added a 15x12 extension. Stripped the kitchen, new cabinets await installation.

Am about to start installing the 3/8" engineered hardwood floors. The subfloor is not even close to being flat. The 2x10 joists span 10 feet and sag about 1 inch. The floor is 30 years old, 2x10 joists with 1/2 inch OSB then 3/4 inch tongue and groove plywood glued and nailed.

Plan to use a Senco floor stapler shooting 1" staples to install it.

Any ideas on how to deal with the uneven subfloor?

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Re: House Renovation

PostFri Jul 22, 2011 9:39 pm

Before and after pics? Sounds like quite a job.
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Re: House Renovation

PostSat Jul 23, 2011 7:33 am

There is a product called floor leveler. This is a compound that you mix and basically pour onto the low areas. This compound will fill the low spots and will level itself. Most of the time you would install another layer of subfloor on top of it to give yourself a solid surface to nail screw or staple to.
Hope this helps.Sound like you got a very large project going there.
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Re: House Renovation

PostMon Jul 25, 2011 5:27 am

knotcocky wrote:There is a product called floor leveler. This is a compound that you mix and basically pour onto the low areas. This compound will fill the low spots and will level itself. Most of the time you would install another layer of subfloor on top of it to give yourself a solid surface to nail screw or staple to.
Hope this helps.Sound like you got a very large project going there.


researched that idea, leveler works great for tile, vinyl, etc. but not for hardwood unless it is glued down, if it is glued and the rest is nailed the 2 areas will shift differently, it will crack and pulverize, will sound like you are walking on rocks
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Re: House Renovation

PostMon Jul 25, 2011 6:18 am

The only other idea would be to go under the house and jack up the sagging area place blocks and wood shims under the floor joist.
This will also cause distortion of the top flooring, but it would put the subflooring back to level. There are special jacks called screw jacks that are made for doing this.
They can be rented at most local equipment rental stores.
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Re: House Renovation

PostMon Jul 25, 2011 9:37 pm

In my kitchen, we pulled up parts of the subfloor and shimmed to level by scarfing sections of 2 by 4 to the tops of the joists. Sort of a pain but it worked. -- Bud
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Re: House Renovation

PostMon Aug 29, 2011 1:31 pm

Either jacking or shimming.

Or you can learn to deal with the level issue by staying drunk.

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Re: House Renovation

PostTue Aug 30, 2011 9:11 am

"Or you can learn to deal with the level issue by staying drunk."

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Thanks for your support!
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House Renovation

PostFri Oct 12, 2018 5:36 pm

You really are trying to get people angry, are you?

But the shirt is nice.

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