Tips on replacing a subfloor?

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  1. Feb 17, 2008 #1

    the spindoctor

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    seems pretty straight forward, rip it out and replace it. but what do you do about the part that is under walls? just cut around it?
     
  2. Feb 18, 2008 #2

    inspectorD

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    Try not to use a sawzall unless you are really talented with one, they tend to go through the sub floor.
    On 1/4 inch thick floor, I use a razor knife and lots of elbow grease. You could also use a flush cut saw or a grinder with a small circular saw blade on it, but be careful.

    I have also just left the cut with the inch and a half around the room against the wall with the circular saw. Then installed the new plywood floor up to it if that is a possibility.
    Good luck.:)
     
  3. Feb 19, 2008 #3

    guyod

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    Its alot easier to just go up and over the old sub floor. but if you cant go any higher i would invest in a flush cut saw like inspector D said. using a sawzall sucks and almost impossible to get a clean cut.
     
  4. Feb 19, 2008 #4

    asbestos

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    My tip-
    Remove the subfloor first before anything else
     

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