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Old 12-06-2007, 06:52 PM   #31
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Re: Subflooring question!

Instead of using the hex washer head type, get the bugle head phillips Tek (self-drilling) screws. They're shaped just like the drywall screws, but they're self-drilling just like the hex heads are. It'll save you having to try to sink the hex heads into the wood.
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Old 12-06-2007, 08:19 PM   #32
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AH HA! I have found the answer and the answer is TEK screws! Thanks guys! I bought some of the screws that have a wide, slightly bulging head on them. They easily sink far enough into the wood to be flush. The screws drill right through my floor too. Thanks for the recommendations! You guys have suggested TEK screws for other stuff before. I'm a believer now. These things are cool.
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Old 12-06-2007, 10:31 PM   #33
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Re: Subflooring question!

What brand of drill bits are you using? I had a lot of good luck with DeWalt Pilot Point bits.
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Old 12-07-2007, 01:16 AM   #34
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I was just using some cheap bits I've had around forever. The TEK screws are a LOT easier. I can use one drill instead of three.
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DOH! The floor kicks my butt again. So the TEK screws work great for attaching the firring strips to the floor. But I can't find anything real good for attaching the sub flooring sheets to the furring strips. I've tried some roofing nails, and some drywall screws. I'm thinking that I should just get some longer TEK screws and go all the way to the metal. What did you guys use?
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Re: Subflooring question!

I actually attached my furring strips with liquid nails and drywall screws. The drywall screws probably all would have broken by now if it weren't for the liquid nails and the liquid nails wouldn't have done anything without the setup time the drywall nails afforded it. My plywood is then just drywall screwed into the furring strips.
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I think I've finally got it figured out. I went to Lowe's and they had a lot better TEK screw selection! I got some 1-5/8" drywall tek screws. So, the furring strips are screwed down with some shorter TEK screws. I laid the insulation in between the furring strips, and then the sub-flooring on top. I have a couple of drills, so I go ahead and pre-drill through the wood to the metal. Then I use the longer TEK screws and go all the way through the sub-flooring, furring strips and into the metal. So far, it's working great. I'm about half way done. I started in the back and I've made about 12 feet of progress! I'd be done by now, but I keep having to run around and buy different screws. I must have spent $30 on different screws in the past few days. For anybody that's interested, Home Depot's selection of self tapping or TEK screws, is pretty lousy. Lowe's had about 10 times more selection!
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Fastenal, my friend. I'm spoiled in that there is one in my town (or close to anyway) and another one 25 miles away in the town I go to school. They are also a dealer for Crafstman Professional (i.e. Matco with a lower price tag) so that's pretty cool.
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and where are the pictures??
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and where are the pictures??
Here's a picture I took earlier tonight. I'm not laying down a whole lot of firring strips. Just around the edge and through the middle of the sub-flooring sheets. The TEK screws are working great. I could probably be done by now, but I spend too much time standing around, looking for tool I had just a second ago, drinking beer, etc. Anyways, before I lay the insulation down, I put a big glob of liquid nails over any holes that are in the floor. Mainly from the seat bolts. Once the insulation is in place, I screw the sub flooring sheets down with long TEK screws and go all the way to the metal floor. I bought 500 TEK screws at Lowe's for $12. I'm using about 40 of them per sheet and I have 7 sheets to put down. Oh yeah, and those are my mattresses I found on the side of the road. Still not sure how or if I'm going to use them yet. The ugly couch is going to Goodwill as soon as I get the chance.
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