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    Default Squeaky floor

    Hi ,
    Can you buy a tool that will locate the joists under carpet so i can drive screws to stop squeak???
    Thanks Ron:

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    Default Re: Squeaky floor

    Go to Rockler and get a "Little Wizard" metal detector. The subfloor is generally nailed or screwed to the studs. Locate several of the nails, this shoud give you a line that follows the studs.
    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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    Default Re: Squeaky floor

    Rather than driving screws through the carpet, a better way to do it is to pull up the carpet & then you can see where the nails in the subfloor are & you can install screws.

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    Default Re: Squeaky floor

    Ed,
    If you only have a couple of spots that squeak it's easier to use a Squeek-No-More-Carpet-Kit than pulling up carpet and getting the proper tools to reinstall it.
    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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    Default Re: Squeaky floor

    Quote Originally Posted by JLMCDANIEL View Post
    Go to Rockler and get a "Little Wizard" metal detector. The subfloor is generally nailed or screwed to the studs. Locate several of the nails, this shoud give you a line that follows the studs.
    Jack
    Thanks for the reply will give it a try.ron
    another scottish quote you might use

    Having a drink with friends
    Quote" here ta us whae's like us damn few and they are all deed

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