Squeaks

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radair08
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Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:43 am

I have spots that are high traffic areas that are developing squeaks pretty bad. Popping sounds as well. Is it possible that my joists could have bowed? I know my floor is just nailed down. What are some ways to figure this out and fix it?


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Greg
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Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:20 pm

Could be bowed floor joist or or nails have pulled loose. Some times you can sink a screw to stop it depending on location and flooring type.

https://www.familyhandyman.com/floor/fl ... ky-floors/

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