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Re: Anyone screwed down floorboards through ply?
« Reply #25 on: May 02, 2019, 08:42:40 am »
This sounds like a t+1 excuse to own a Makita impact driver (or similar).

I hate impact drivers. They make horrible noise.

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Re: Anyone screwed down floorboards through ply?
« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2019, 09:13:56 am »
Like Radio 2?

I have no idea what an impact driver is, is it something to do with social media?
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Re: Anyone screwed down floorboards through ply?
« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2019, 10:00:23 am »
An impact driver is an electric version of the pneumatic tool that mechanics use for tightening wheel nuts, and that goes "bang! bang! bang!" very loudly.

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Re: Anyone screwed down floorboards through ply?
« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2019, 11:14:48 am »
Oh, the sort of thing your neighbour is likely to get out every time there's a sunny day and you fancy sitting out in the garden.
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Re: Anyone screwed down floorboards through ply?
« Reply #29 on: May 02, 2019, 05:31:12 pm »
 ;D ;D

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Re: Anyone screwed down floorboards through ply?
« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2019, 06:09:14 pm »
I have a machine that goes 'peep' (actually it sounds more like a Clanger) and a box of Screwfix' finest flooring screws.
What could possibly go wrong?  :demon:
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Re: Anyone screwed down floorboards through ply?
« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2019, 06:18:45 pm »
I'm well stocked with emergency plumbing supplies...

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Re: Anyone screwed down floorboards through ply?
« Reply #32 on: May 02, 2019, 06:28:36 pm »
I have a machine that goes 'peep' (actually it sounds more like a Clanger) and a box of Screwfix' finest flooring screws.
What could possibly go wrong?

What's that Skip? Tiny Clanger is stuck under the floorboards?

Re: Anyone screwed down floorboards through ply?
« Reply #33 on: May 02, 2019, 06:44:50 pm »
What could possibly go wrong? Drive a screw through a pipe or electric cable?

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Re: Anyone screwed down floorboards through ply?
« Reply #34 on: May 02, 2019, 07:59:54 pm »
You find the dead bodies left by the previous occupants?

Or you open a portal to Hell. That happened here in The Asbestos Palace, it's still there under the hallway floor.
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Re: Anyone screwed down floorboards through ply?
« Reply #35 on: May 02, 2019, 08:31:49 pm »
My money's on the latter. A squeaky portal to hell.
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Re: Anyone screwed down floorboards through ply?
« Reply #36 on: May 03, 2019, 12:14:13 am »
What could possibly go wrong? Drive a screw through a pipe or electric cable?

I vaguely recall Charlotte OTP telling me that she once managed to hit gas, so there's something to aim for.
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Re: Anyone screwed down floorboards through ply?
« Reply #37 on: May 03, 2019, 07:45:32 am »
When you've found the pipes with the screws, remember to mark to positions of the pipes on the plywood before you put the new lino down.  That way you'll remember the day you hit both gas and water pipes.

I have some previous with this.  Refitting a new skirting board I put a nail through the central heating feed to a rad.  Not doing that again.....

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Re: Anyone screwed down floorboards through ply?
« Reply #38 on: May 03, 2019, 09:56:07 am »
My money's on the latter. A squeaky portal to hell.

Let me know if you do, I have an annual ferry pass for the Styx, and a place in Lower Clandestine.
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Re: Anyone screwed down floorboards through ply?
« Reply #39 on: May 03, 2019, 06:08:12 pm »
At the moment I'm planning to try to take the ply up. We'll see how that goes.
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Re: Anyone screwed down floorboards through ply?
« Reply #40 on: May 04, 2019, 06:10:08 pm »
This is one of the squeaky areas. Of course the ply (hardboard actually) was laid down with nails every few cm or so, so it was a pain to get up. The offending floorboard end wasn't supported by a joist and it was a long one too so had to prise up quite a lot of the hardboard to remove it and allow a fix.
IMG_20190504_134307 by The Pingus, on Flickr

Bob screwed some bits of wood to the joist to support the board.
IMG_20190504_142628 by The Pingus, on Flickr

And left a couple of messages for the next time...
IMG_20190504_143347 by The Pingus, on Flickr

That took all bloody afternoon. When we peeled back the vinyl to inspect the other really squeaky area it seemed like quite a lot more of the ply would need to come up so we decided to leave it for the day and come back to it later once I've bought some more hardboard and the right sort of screws.
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Re: Anyone screwed down floorboards through ply?
« Reply #41 on: May 12, 2019, 06:14:18 pm »
Part 2 of this operation was undertaken y'day.
I spent over an hour digging up the ply covering the width of 2 floor boards. Very quickly found one end of the floorboard. Never found the other end, I dug all the way across to the other side of the kitchen without finding it. And it was nailed down in the middle. >:( So we couldn't take it up and reinforce the joist with some wood.
Tried getting the next floorboard up in the other direction (my brother reckoned it was short and loose) but it disappeared under the cabinets. (So that was 2 floorboards abutting at the short end not screwed in at all.)
Doh.

After some poking around in the slot between the 2 short board ends with a stripping knife we decided there was prolly just enough joist under both ends so we screwed them both down. Then chopped lots of ply and screwed it all down. My brother decided to go round those boards with silicone to help stop creaking, which was a good idea but poorly executed because he decided to do it before we'd got the ply precisely templated to the hole so everything, including him, got covered in the stuff, which was amusing.  ::-)

That appears to be the most irritating offenders not creaking now. Fingers crossed they stay that way.
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Re: Anyone screwed down floorboards through ply?
« Reply #42 on: May 17, 2019, 04:25:04 pm »
Did you shim the cupped culprits like I said ?

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Re: Anyone screwed down floorboards through ply?
« Reply #43 on: May 17, 2019, 07:34:51 pm »
You are assuming I knew what you were talking about.
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