squeaky kitchen floor

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01-11-2009 05:44 PM

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my house is about 30 years old – i put my office in my basement ( below the kitchen) there are terrible squeaking noises when anyone uses the kitchen. i have an open cellar ceiling. i can see where the subfloor was ALMOST nailed to the joists. how can i secure the subfloor – from underneath?? i have a linoleum floor in the kitchen.
one other thing – i measured the space between the beams ( at the area where the subfloor is – is Narrower than the bottom of the beams! what can i do?
please advise,
bob ( [email protected] )

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01-12-2009 05:16 PM

I think with the floor joists exposed there are several options. For starters I would do a test. I would take a 2×4 6’ or so, liquid nails and 2.5” long deck screws. Have someone walk over the floor and find a bad spot. Now cover the NEW joist side and top with a 3/8 bead of liquid nails on side and top and double up the floor joist, screw the new to the old with your deck screws. If needed, use a post from the floor to the new joist to push it up tight to the sub floor. Let this one dry for a couple hours and see if this part of the squeak is fixed. If so do the rest the same way.

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01-17-2009 12:08 AM

i think id roll the linoleum back and screw it down from the top

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02-01-2009 09:51 AM

In the past we have glued the sub floor to the joists on both sides with liquid nails. Make sure you fill the void the best you can. Worked every time.

-- Dion, www.richinscarpentry.com

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