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    Hey, my sub floor is rotted in a few spots. How can I replace it while trying to salvage and use the flooring on it?

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    Depends on what kind of flooring you have and how it's installed whether or not you'll be able to salvage it.

    Where is the damage and what is the finished floor?
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    The flooring appears to be a laminate hardwood, maybe. 2 inches wide on the face and about a quarter inch thick. The rot is mostly along an exterior wall and by the adjoining wall where the tub is. I just found out that the tub area drops right into the crawlspace beneath my house. will this be problematic too?

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    Is the flooring face nailed? Is it tongue and groove? Is it glued down or floating?

    What do you mean by "the tub area drops right into the crawlspace"? Has it fallen through the floor? Is there no drain connected to it?

    Can you post pictures?


    Without us being able to see what you're talking about, you must be as specific and descriptive as possible.
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    I am trying to load pics shortly. No, the tub hasn't fallen through the floor. The area beneath the tub has no sub floor and opens into the crawlspace and adjoining wall. The flooring seems to be tongue and groove and faced nailed in areas.Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: Sub floor rot

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigwilliamu View Post
    I am trying to load pics shortly. No, the tub hasn't fallen through the floor. The area beneath the tub has no sub floor and opens into the crawlspace and adjoining wall. The flooring seems to be tongue and groove and faced nailed in areas.Click image for larger version. 

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    I've never seen the entire bottom of a tub exposed, usually just about a one foot square where the drain drops through the floor, either way, I can't see this being an issue unless you've got standing water under the house.

    All you can do is try to salvage the finished hardwood. With any luck, it's only nailed, if that's the case, once you get the first piece out, you can usually pry the next one up more easily. Pull finish nails (headless nails ) through from the back side, don't try to back them out or you'll seriously damage the surface. Headed nails have to be backed out.
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