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Old 07-20-2018, 12:35 PM   #1
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Best Way to Get Rid of Old Floors?

Renovating an '01 Ford E350 Shortie.
Took up all the old rubber easy-peasy, but now I'm stuck trying to get up the old plywood located underneath.
I'm a pretty little female, and using a circular saw and a crow-bar WORKS, but barely. I'm too light to get enough leverage with the crowbar without it almost sending me flyin' when I lose my grip.
Any tips? Tried-and-true methods? Or is a crow-bar/little pieces cutout with a circular saw the best way to go?
Thanks for lookin.
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Old 07-20-2018, 12:45 PM   #2
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You're on the right track. Just keep plugging away. Screws were a pain on mine, just did what you did, cut up beside a row of screws, remove the big piece of ply and use the crowbar to pry the leftover up from the screws. I went back later with the angle grinder and cut off all the screws.
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Old 07-20-2018, 01:21 PM   #3
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I started taking mine up using a circular saw and 3" crowbar. It was slow and difficult work.

Then a friend stopped by with two pry bars that resembled claw hammers with 4' long handles. We "tag teamed" it and took up full sheets. Two people and the right tools made it MUCH easier.
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