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How to fill gaps between joists & floorboards


Step 1. if there is a gap or movement be the sub floor and joist at the squeak location, tap a tapered wood shim into the gap. First smear it with construction adhesive or wood glue. Squirt some glue into the gap, too. Don’t overtap; it makes the gap bigger. Wait for the glue to dry If this doesn’t stop the squeak, go to Step 2.

 

Step 2. To use a Squeak-Ender, or another comparable squeak-elimination tool, insert the head of the hanger bolt into the concave part of the anchor plate. Use a Phillips screwdriver to screw the mounting plate to the underside of the sub floor (four screws are often provided). You want the plate to be touching the nearest joist in the general area of the squeak.

 

Step 3. Slide the top part of the joist bracket through the threaded hanger rod and the bottom part under the joist.

 

Step 4. Slip the washer and hex nut onto the rod. With a wrench, tighten the nut until the sub floor is pulled snug against the joist. Avoid over tightening.

 

 

 

 

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