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The flooring is already installed. Have you heard of these two products "Squeak-no-more" and "Squeak-Relief". Just wondering if it is worth the money to help with my squeaky floors. Here is the Website:http://www.squeakyfloor.com/

Thanks for your help.

Rich

Answer:



Dear Rich

No, I recommend the Squeak-Ender product instead. But don't bother with these until the squeaks show up. The Squeak-Ender is engineered better, and has a better chance of pulling the subfloor down tight. It can also be tightened whenever you want. Visit their web site for this and their other good products at http://www.squeakender.com.

Both products you mentioned are flawed in design. The modified pocket hole guide is an old idea, and the snap off drywall screw is courting disaster. You can use a pocket hole drill guide and skip the first product all together at www.leevalley.com; Prod #25K61.01. And you can use a nail spinner (Prod. #99k20.01) to spin in up to 3" spiral finishing nails, also from Lee Valley Tools. These are all you need for this less favored method, (albeit cheaper) of quieting squeaky floor.

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