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pipingo 03-14-2008 09:40 AM

Question- Removing Subflooring
Hello Everyone,

I have a question about removing the subflooring in my bathroom in order to install new subflooring/backerboard/tile. I have removed the old tiles and the cement backer already but am now at an impass as I realized that the screws that held the backerboard to the subfloor where longer than they should have been and have gone into the joists(?) underneath, making it extremely difficult to pry up the subflooring. What techinque/tool shouls I be using for the job?

Your responses would be greatly appreciated.


hondadrv24 03-14-2008 01:51 PM

i would use a sawzall to cut the screws, if you don't have access to the underside of the subfloor, you may need to use your skill saw to cut the subflooring beside the joists so that you can see and easily get the sawzall into cut the screws.

pipingo 03-15-2008 02:31 PM

Thanks for replying.

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