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How to avoid drilling into pipes when screwing floorboards?

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by Homervanderjazz, 11 Feb 2012.

  1. Homervanderjazz

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    Hi I have a creaky floor and am planning to put some screws into it to stop this, however my main worry is that I will end up drilling into the heating pipes, is there any way to avoid this? Thanks for any help
     
  2. ladylola

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    It may sound like a lot of work but the only really sure way is to lift the board before you fix it back down.
    Saying that , it is sometimes common to find pipe runs under screwed boards whilist the rest of the floor may be nailed especially in older buildins that have had heating fitted at a later date.
    I'd still lift though.
     
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    i was caught out once like this
    had to lay a laminate floor on top off ply that was a bit springy
    to reduce the spring i angled a screw in 3mm from the nail to follow the nail into the exact same area
    lazy 5cuk1n barsteward :eek: :eek: :eek:
    they had recycled 12mm ply and instead off removing the nails they just bent them over
    at that point i turned off the gas told them to sort it out themselves as i wouldnt be back because off there stupidity i had put a screw through the gas pipe:cool: :cool:
     

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