Securing my subfloor to joists
I was thinking to use this screw
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/paulin ... 1000152690
May 4th, 2020 9:59 pm
May 4th, 2020 10:29 pm
May 4th, 2020 11:37 pm
May 5th, 2020 12:33 am
Yes I saw something like this pattern when builder nailed the subfloor down. So can I drive a screw beside every nail on the subfloor? It would be 0.5-1cm beside the nails
May 5th, 2020 8:18 am
May 5th, 2020 10:05 am
I would not do it beside the nails.
May 5th, 2020 10:11 am
So you mean if the length of the board it’s currently 6 inch spacing, I should screw on the 3rd inch basically in between. And the 12 inch short side, is probably the joist spacing I should leave that?
May 5th, 2020 10:14 am
May 5th, 2020 12:12 pm
If you put a screw beside a nail, that nail will not loosen over time. If it is already loose, it could squeak, so hit it with a hammer to make sure it’s set.
May 6th, 2020 10:15 pm
I see no problem with that. The screw will clamp the floor down.