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Old 08-27-2023, 12:42 PM   #21
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Circular saw

We are just completing a partial floor repair on our Lil Bigfoot. Pocked a hole thru the soft spot to determine depth of cut. Used a Circular saw with depth of cut set to cut out floor using cupboard faces as guide. Then used vibratory cutter for corners. We left a 1 1/2 in flange of flooring around the cabinet. Cut 5/8 in plywood to fill the hole matching “flange”.
Then put a 5/8 in plywood subfloor over the whole area
Canner to cabinet. Screws it down, no flexing. Short term are putting foam flooring down, long term will put laminate/lanolium flooring down.
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Old 08-27-2023, 06:11 PM   #22
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We are just completing a partial floor repair on our Lil Bigfoot. Pocked a hole thru the soft spot to determine depth of cut. Used a Circular saw with depth of cut set to cut out floor using cupboard faces as guide. Then used vibratory cutter for corners. We left a 1 1/2 in flange of flooring around the cabinet. Cut 5/8 in plywood to fill the hole matching “flange”.
Then put a 5/8 in plywood subfloor over the whole area
Canner to cabinet. Screws it down, no flexing. Short term are putting foam flooring down, long term will put laminate/lanolium flooring down.

How did the wood you exposed look? I have a couple small soft spots, but I am afraid the wood may be wet everywhere.
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Old 08-27-2023, 10:02 PM   #23
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Condition of plywood

When we removed a section of floor from the door to opposing counter, found free water laying on the fibreglass. We put cedar wedges in opening a gap allowing it to dry. The wood had gotten damp which made it swell, that piece fairly sound with a couple of soft spots. Have found a rotten piece under the front bench, hidden by the linoleum.
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Old 08-28-2023, 05:13 AM   #24
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When we removed a section of floor from the door to opposing counter, found free water laying on the fibreglass. We put cedar wedges in opening a gap allowing it to dry. The wood had gotten damp which made it swell, that piece fairly sound with a couple of soft spots. Have found a rotten piece under the front bench, hidden by the linoleum.
Guess you never know what you will find till you dive into it. Exploratory surgery on Casita floor to be scheduled soon!
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