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    Help with Creaking Stairs

    Yes, the stairs to the basement are directly below the stairs to the second floor, (which squeak). I should try (with hammer?) to pound the back of the stair tread toward the front? Then do I nail anything, if I succeed in damping the creak? I'm probably not making sense. Thank You.
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    Help with Creaking Stairs

    We have 90-year old home with wood stairs - most are constructed with two boards which are separating and making creaking noises. There is no such thing as tiptoeing up the stairs at our house. Would appreciate any advice you can give. Is there a product available to bring boards together...