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Covering screw holes in hardwood floor

I have an old hardwood floor that is squeaky. I'm using this product: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C6YDMGGK to drill 1/8 inch holes in the floor, then driving the special screws in, that break a little ...
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Floor squeak -- what next?

I'm in the middle of a remodel of my downstairs master bath. There has always been a squeak in the floors and I knew when I started this project that was something I definitely had to fix. There is ...
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How do I oil this door hinge?

I have a big door with two hinges I never saw before in my life. The door squeaks terribly - and I'm not sure if it's one of the hinges or both but I'd like to lubricate both. How do I do it? (Or: ...
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Preventing squeaky floor

We had a major house fire and our house has been demo'd down to the frame. The floor is 2x12 x 8 long joists that butt against each other on the cross beam supports. We plan on using adhesive on the ...
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How to Stop Metal Squeak on Kinetic Sculpture [closed]

I have a kinetic sculpture in my front yard that's basically just a pretty weathervane. The top moving part has a tube on the bottom that slips over the pole in the ground. When the top part moves ...
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Which kind of professional should I call to fix my creaking floor?

Landlord worries about me screwing through pipes that run under the flooring (though I wonder whether that concern is justified). I'm not terribly gifted in DIY anyway and I'm guessing this problem ...
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Old oak stairs nail squeak - removing nails

Stairs in a 100 year old house are squeaking, and I'm looking for a way to repair it. The squeak comes from a single nail that is connecting the tread and the riser, vertically, in the middle. There ...
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Lubricating squeaky European cabinet hinges

Our kitchen cabinets are about 5 years old now and starting to squeak, some of them awfully. They have European-style hinges (KraftMaid is the cabinet brand and I guess these are Blum hinges). I'm an ...
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Floors squeak a lot since installing new carpet

Our condo was built in 1989, and I moved in in 2005 with all new carpets. A few months ago (15 years later!), we had new wall-to-wall carpet installed. Now there's creaks and squeaks everywhere in the ...
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Drilling: what's underneath my subfloor?

I have a squeaky floor and I'm trying to use a kit to screw the subfloor to the joists. However, while drilling to find the joists I can go down less than an inch before the drill stops going down ...
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Squeaky subfloor

Does anyone have any other tips and tricks to stop subfloor under carpet on second floor from sqeaking? There is no access to joists from below due to drywall ceiling. I've seen some special ...
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Dealing with squeaking screws in chipboard flooring?

I've had a problem with squeaking floor since moving in, and after pulling up the carpet and taking a look I've discovered it's down to the screws which have been put into the chip board flooring ...
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Fixing squeak in subfloor

I’m having carpet installed in a few days, so I’m going through and pulling up the carpet and pad to put in deck screws in the subfloor plywood where there are squeaks. So far going well, but there is ...
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Electric water heater making a squeaking noise

I just moved into a new a new apartment a month ago (newly renovated) and the electric water heater (I think it's him, not 100% sure) is making a squeaking noise. I talked to the electrician and he ...
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Squeak AFTER Carpet install

We just had new carpet installed. My once quiet floor now squeaks all over. Prior to our last carpet install we'd screwed everything down and it was perfect. The only thing I can think is that they ...
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what to do about squeaky floors

I tore out all the old flooring upstairs of my split foyer home and need to know how I can stop the squeaking of the subfloor before I have the new flooring put down. Obviously the squeak wasn't in ...
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What's causing my carpet to squeak?

I had carpet installed just under year ago but have started to notice it's squeaking in certain places and was wondering what could be the cause. The original floor is tiled rather than wooden planks ...
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What can I do to stop my fiberglass bathtub from squeaking?

I have a fiberglass bathtub in my mobile home that is roughly 5' x 4' in size. The mobile home is a 1978 doublewide, and the tub was in the home when we purchased it, 5 years ago, so I'm sure it's ...
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Can I use braces to fix squeaky floors?

I have quite a few squeaky floors in my 6-month-old house. The main floor plywood (glued and nailed) got rained on as it was being assembled. My basement is unfinished. I would like to do some repairs ...
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How to stop my washing machine from squeaking?

I own a GE WHDSR316G2WW washing machine. It was whisper-silent when new, but after a few years and several off-balance loads, it developed a persistent squeak that seemed to happen mostly when the ...
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How can I prevent my Mirra chair from creaking when reclining?

I have a new Herman Miller Mirra chair. I love it and do not want to return it, but it makes irritatingly loud creaking noises when I shift my weight or recline. The source of the noise is the loose ...
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Stop bath squeaking

I have a bath as shown in the attached images. It squeaks a lot. The bath sits on a chipboard floor as shown. The vertical gap between the chipboard floor and the suspended bath is 14cm. I ...
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How do I fix a squeaky carpeted floor given that scored screws don't help?

My flooring--second story, carpeted--squeaks. I tried the scored screws solution answered in this question. I covered the entire room and adjacent hallway with scored screws on all the joists, every ...
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Is it safe to use screws in subfloor-to-joist connection to eliminate floor squeak

Getting ready to have some hardwood (12mm laminate, technically) installed in our dining room, and in preparation for this, I bought some 1.25" stainless steel screws that I'll be putting down through ...
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How to reduce a garden rocker's squeaking?

Last night I finished mounting a garden rocker (it's something like this). It looks and feels nice but unfortunately it's very, very squeaky when used, especially when I'm barely moving it. Is there ...
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Is it a good idea to repair a squeaky floor from above?

I have a second floor that squeaks, a lot. Attempts at using scored screws haven't helped much, and the carpet is due for replacement, so there is little concern about pulling it up. A contractor ...
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Can I use drywall screws to stop floor squeaks?

I've got an old squeaky hardwood floor with access to from below. I can feel the hardwood boards moving under my feet when they squeak so I just plan to drill up through the subfloor into the hardwood....
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How can I remove just one tongue-and-groove subfloor board?

I am not talking about laminate planks, but actual subfloor sections. My entire room consists of tongue-and-groove boards. I was under the impression that the point of this was so you didn't have to ...
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How can I locate the 2x8 boards beneath subfloor, backer board, mortar, and ceramic tile?

My floor is getting a little creaky in my bathroom. Unfortunately, it has ceramic tile over it (along with mortar and backer board). What I need to do is drill a clearance hole through the grout and ...
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How can I reduce squeaks in wood floors when no felt paper was installed between floor and plywood?

I've purchased a home where the previous owner installed 3/4" wide plank pine over a 5/8" plywood subfloor. The plywood is glued to a concrete slab but there is no felt paper between the 2 woods. ...
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Lubricant for squeaky doors

I'm looking for a long term solution to my squeaky doors. Our home is fitted with brass hinges on all doors and lately they have all been starting to squeak. I've tried several silicone based ...
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How do I fix a squeaky floor below my carpet?

I have a squealy floor below my carpet on the 2nd floor of my house. It sounds like the subfloor under the carpet is moving up and down a little and makes this awful load squeak when I step down on ...
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What can be done to fix a squeak in stairs?

This might be better suited as a community wiki, what do you think? My parents house has very squeaky stairs. The house is over 100 years old, so it's to be expected. What can be done to fix a squeak ...
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