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Old 06-24-2013, 01:49 AM   #1
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soggy floor

what is the proper way to replace the floor
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:52 AM   #2
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Proper way is to take out all the cabinets and walls. Huge job!

Could you just replace the damaged areas?
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:37 AM   #3
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what is the proper way to replace the floor
I would guess it depend how much of the floor were bad, where it is located, what is above it and what is below it. one could cut out the bad area, glue and screw a cleat under the good board and lay in the new flooring on top of the cleat. If the span were more than say 16 inches additional joist's would have to be attached to the floor before installing. It is hard for me to explain what I would do but I believe it would work. You could google "how to replace a bad section or a bad piece of sub flooring". You will be surprised the number of hits that pop up.
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I would first try to find out what caused the soggy floor. Is it by a rear wall or corner? Or, is it in the middle somewhere? Sure, you can replace the flooring but you can end up with the same problem afterward. Sometimes the soggy floor did not do damage to the floor and will dry out.
I had a 5er that had a pin hole in the roof and was wetting the floor towards the back. My dealer located it and fixed the roof.
It will be prudent to find the cause of the problem first.
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I have to agree with Dave - first find the source then tackle the project.

I've had friends who have repaced the floor and they did NOT take the cabinets out as they are anchored from the outside in....they did cutthe flooring back to the cabinets and replaced joists (where needed) and then used marine plywood to replace the rotted flooring. They do not like to use OSB - the falked/glued wood!
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