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DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-11-2008, 06:26 AM
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Thanks everyone for your help. After hearing...

Thanks everyone for your help. After hearing what everyone has been saying, and talking to a guy who's been building houses for over 30 years, I have determined to make the adjustments at the beam. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-10-2008, 06:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,380
Posted By andersp
Well, for my hump at the other side of the house,...

Well, for my hump at the other side of the house, I read that I could just take a floor grinder/sander to it to level things off and make sure the nails/screws are below the surface enough so that...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-09-2008, 06:51 AM
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Views: 4,380
Posted By andersp
Well, I would love to be able to leave it, but...

Well, I would love to be able to leave it, but the slope is so steep for 2-3 feet from the wall that I will have to do something with it because I can't install the hardwoods with huge gaps...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-08-2008, 04:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,380
Posted By andersp
You are right, there is a joist for one half of...

You are right, there is a joist for one half of the wall, and another joist for the other half, both meeting up in the middle over top of the main support beam. Both joists are completely lifted up...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-08-2008, 07:53 AM
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Views: 4,380
Posted By andersp
Ok, here's some real life pictures. First one is...

Ok, here's some real life pictures. First one is a shot from the basement, and you can see the gap underneath the last joist before the wall, and there's even a tiny gap under the 2nd last joist. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-08-2008, 07:43 AM
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Views: 4,380
Posted By andersp
Well, you are close in your drawing, but the...

Well, you are close in your drawing, but the joists run parallel with the wall in question. So, you have the main beam that runs directly into the middle, perpendicular to this wall, and the joist...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-07-2008, 05:33 PM
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Views: 4,380
Posted By andersp
Sorry, my camera is out of commission :( ...

Sorry, my camera is out of commission :( However, the gap is not between the plywood and the joist, it is between the joist and the main beam that would normally support its weight. The subfloor...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-07-2008, 05:06 PM
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Views: 4,380
Posted By andersp
Thanks Tool Guy! I'm pretty sure that is the...

Thanks Tool Guy! I'm pretty sure that is the issue as the main beam is perfectly level across the house. What happens if the joist doesn't drop after cutting it? For example, could the joist...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-07-2008, 04:37 PM
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Views: 4,380
Posted By andersp
Thanks a lot for taking the time to read my post....

Thanks a lot for taking the time to read my post. I did some research, and I am very confident that I have the same problem as the attached picture/article. If I were to cut the subfloor in the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-07-2008, 09:16 AM
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Views: 4,380
Posted By andersp
Subfloor slopes downward from exterior wall for 2-3ft then levels off...

Hi Folks,

I recently removed all carpets, laminate, etc. in my 35 year old house to expose the subfloor and prepare the house to install hardwood flooring. Along one of my exterior walls, there is...
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