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Old 2011-07-22, 03:37 PM
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Default Nails or screws in sub floor

I am confused a bit, I thought I saw a thread on here a while ago that they (Sundial) nailed the subfloors first and came in later with screws. But have gotten different feedback on that recently.

If they are just nailing, I have some work to do this weekend then.

Anyone know for sure?
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Old 2011-07-22, 07:05 PM
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Our builder (SD) nailed and then screwed later.
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Old 2011-07-22, 09:47 PM
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Our builder (SD) nailed and then screwed later.
Ohhh I didnt know that they nailed and screwed...that is good. So when I put my hardwood floors in after close, I shouldnt have a lot of squeeking...besides, I can put more screws in if I need too
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Old 2011-07-23, 07:49 AM
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Ohhh I didnt know that they nailed and screwed...that is good. So when I put my hardwood floors in after close, I shouldnt have a lot of squeeking...besides, I can put more screws in if I need too
You will need alot more screws since the builder is very hit and miss when it comes to getting the screws to hit the joists beneath.
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Old 2011-07-23, 11:07 AM
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If you can get into the house on a weekend when noone is there, I would get buy some bulk screws from Home Depot and do it yourself. You'll save yourself the headaches later.
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Old 2011-07-23, 01:02 PM
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Sub-floors are usually screwed in after all the other major stuff in the house is done.

Most of the houses I work in, floors are screwed after the drywall goes in.

Please do not go in and do this yourself. You run the risk of doing it improperly, using the wrong screws, in the wrong spot and just making a mess of it.
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Old 2011-07-23, 03:09 PM
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Sub-floors are usually screwed in after all the other major stuff in the house is done.

Most of the houses I work in, floors are screwed after the drywall goes in.

Please do not go in and do this yourself. You run the risk of doing it improperly, using the wrong screws, in the wrong spot and just making a mess of it.
I wasn't planning on it. The only thing I would do is put more in if needed when I take possession and lay my own hardwood.
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Sub-floors are usually screwed in after all the other major stuff in the house is done.

Most of the houses I work in, floors are screwed after the drywall goes in.

Please do not go in and do this yourself. You run the risk of doing it improperly, using the wrong screws, in the wrong spot and just making a mess of it.
C'mon Greg, the builders never put in enough screws and it's not rocket science by a long shot.

It's just a bit time consuming and hard on the back.
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Just make sure you do them evenly and in dead centre in the joists. If you go into your house to do it, and miss any joists you could hit electrical or worse the water pipes and since everything is pex, the leak will likely show up later on and cause a huge mess.

I would snap a chalk line on the joist to follow with the screws.

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Old 2011-07-24, 08:48 PM
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If you go into your house to do it, and miss any joists you could hit electrical or worse the water pipes and since everything is pex, the leak will likely show up later on and cause a huge mess.
That's why you don't do it.. and a lot of people think they are amateur rocket scientists.
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