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Re: ever seen an oak subfloor in an old house
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2013, 08:07:38 AM »
OK, questions.  Will you use anything between the subfloor and the flooring such as felt or house wrap?  If so, why?  If not, why not?  Will you try to hit the floor joist when nailing the flooring down?  Will you surface nail or blind nail?

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Re: ever seen an oak subfloor in an old house
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2013, 09:17:04 AM »
30# felt between layers, felt helps with squeaks,etc. and just give a separation of sorts between basement and first floor, believe it or not it also helps some with sound levels in between floors. 1st layer blind nailed to floor joists as well as face nailed followed by screws, 2nd layer blind nailing of course.

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Re: ever seen an oak subfloor in an old house
« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2013, 06:19:55 PM »
my house built in 1960 uses 2 x8 stringers  16 footers with a beam in the center as the tie plate i guess,  1 x 12s on a 45   with  t+g  1 1/2 wide 3/4 thick maple      Its too busy, but too costly to tear out and redo

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Re: ever seen an oak subfloor in an old house
« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2013, 05:39:47 AM »
My old house is built with lumber we cut and had sawed. Subfloor and roof decking are all wide boards of varying width. Nailed down on a 45 angle. We did run them thru a planer to get consistancy in the thickness department. . Most of the subfloor and decking are 1bys, popular and whitepine. Floor joist are 2x10 yellow pine 2-14ft spans with poles, and the band and some of the joists are actually sawed cresote poles. House was originaly 1x12 whitepine board and batton sideing. We removed the batton sideing, stripped to the studs, and replaced with vinyl a few years ago because we where getting water around the windows and some of the wood was starting to rot. Only bought lumber was the roof trusses.

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Re: ever seen an oak subfloor in an old house
« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2013, 04:28:24 PM »
maybe sell some oak and use that money to buy plywood.it will be lighter, move less, and a whole lot eaiser to nail into.
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Re: ever seen an oak subfloor in an old house
« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2013, 11:11:27 PM »
I have tried tried and tried. Tired of selling one board at a time

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Re: ever seen an oak subfloor in an old house
« Reply #26 on: February 10, 2013, 11:24:25 PM »
The house I'm now in is around 150 years old. Has an addition about forty years old. The barn is one of those built into a notch in the side of a hill. The floor on it is 2x6 t&g. That was covered with a VERY heavy felt. I believe it may have been rolled roofing. That in turn is covered by 3/4 4x8 plywood. SERIOUSLY sturdy. Now back to the house. That addition has a beautiful walnut floor. Alternates with  2 1/4 and 3 1/2 with random lengths. The ends of each board are drilled and have a black walnut plug in it. Simulation, but it looks good. The down side is that that beautiful flooring was layed on chipboard. You know the stuff from decades ago? And that was set on top of 2x4's layed on their sides over the plastic sheet that covered the cement slab. The floor squeaks to beat the band! Impossible to sneak up the wife! Great job on the barn floor, not so much on the house.

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Re: ever seen an oak subfloor in an old house
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2013, 04:16:22 PM »
Seeing as we have more red oak than we know what to do with... my feeble mind has surmised that a red oak subfloor run on a 45 degree angle T&G (of course) with 2 1/4 wide red oak floor on top of it would do pretty well since they would  be the same species...??

Are my assumptions correct?  Or am I crazy... ::)
This is what is in my Mother in Laws house. Guess what, I DOESN"T MOVE. Not one little bit and when we put in some new flooring for her the air nailer had some issues with it. It is a bit dense and doesn't like new nails. My father in law didn't like to build things twice. The other nice thing about it was that is was cut on the families circle mill they have.

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Re: ever seen an oak subfloor in an old house
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2013, 04:35:36 PM »
I don't think your seafloor needs to be t&g also
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Re: ever seen an oak subfloor in an old house
« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2013, 08:15:50 PM »
I don't think your seafloor needs to be t&g also

ive been debating that myself. Due to some thickness variation I have to plane it all anyway so...?

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Re: ever seen an oak subfloor in an old house
« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2013, 09:12:05 PM »
I don't think your seafloor needs to be t&g also

i think the seafloor does need t&g, maybe something rot resistant...  ;)

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Re: ever seen an oak subfloor in an old house
« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2013, 11:41:54 AM »
Darn autocorrect, I thought this was a "smart" phone ;D
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