cutting upto skirting when removing a timber floor

Postby sbail » Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:13 pm

Could anyone tell me which tool to use to cut upto skirting when removing the wooden floor menber from underneath it.
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Postby thedoctor » Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:35 am

Not quite sure what a wooden floor member is but we are assuming you mean a floorboard. Use a tennon saw or wide, very sharp chislel if you only have one to do. If you have lots we would suggest buying a cheap Aligator, or Reciprocating saw. If you look in our project on replacing timber floors you will see all the equipent you need.
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Postby sbail » Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:18 pm

The only problem using a saw is that the timber floor board is on concrete so you can not get an up and down movement.
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Postby biggles111 » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:33 am

Are you talking about your floor boards or floor JOISTS. If you are planning to remove your joists be advised that if the structure is a timber frame your walls may be supported on these joists too.
If not then I suggest use a saw that you dont mind blunting a few forward teeth off to partialy cut through the joist. As you near the bottom of the joist hammer a wedge of wood either side of the cut to raise it off the concrete then continue to saw or chisel through.
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Postby sbail » Tue Jun 26, 2007 5:58 pm

Removing a timber floor which is on concrete


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