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Unread 05-16-2015, 06:16 PM   #1
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Bent nails in subfloor. ?

I've only seen this twice in 10 yrs but figgered it was done for a reason. Whole subfloor was nailed along joist lines but one 2 ft section had 8-10 nails all sunk halfway and then bent over and pounded flush.

Is this some kind of way the original builders are leaving a message for later date remodelers? Like don't sink nails along here as there is something you might hit?

I assume this practice is some well known framing technique, but I never work with builders so no idea. Any ideas?
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Unread 05-16-2015, 07:05 PM   #2
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You've got me. I'd have figured it was a newb framer lernin' the basics.
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Unread 05-16-2015, 07:22 PM   #3
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Clinch nailing....reduces subfloor squeak
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I ALWAYS shoot screws into the plywood first. MY OWN insurance against squeaks.
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The only time I've seen bent over nails is when dad would bend them to hold wire lath and all he had were long nails. He said it would keep someone from cussing him when they tear it out.
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Unread 05-17-2015, 07:27 PM   #6
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Hitting a knot in a joist easily explains an occasional bent nail. It does seem strange that all the knots are in one small section of floor.
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I think Kevin (Ktile hit the nail on the head - and bent it)

Thanks. I looked it up after your input and found some numbskulls actually did/do that to quiet squeaks. Thanks
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