Anybody ever run into something like this?
I've got a chunk of floor in my house where if I step on the floor, a certain
section of my wall (seemingly about 4' off the floor) squeaks. Floor doesn't
squeak, just the wall. Only thing I can think of is that the floor is moving
and somehow rubbing against the wall studs. Don't know how that can be, 'tho
-- the wall plate should be on top of the subfloor, and lots of wall studs are
connected to the plate, so why would only one particular wall stud be squeaking?
I suppose I could just pull back the carpet, sink a few dozen deck screws into
the floor joist, and see if the problem goes away, but that just strikes me as
shotgunning the problem.
Any other ideas before I shotgun the problem?
Well, to follow up, I went and sunk a few deck screws into the floor joists to
see if they would help at all. Nope. If anything, it made it worse.
Working off of Norminn's hint, I then assumed that the subfloor was somehow
moving relative to the wall plate, and the squeak was from a loose nail rubbing.
So I went down in the crawlspace to rap with the black widows for a bit, and
while there sunk a couple of deck screws up through the subfloor into the wall
plate. And wattayaknow...problem solved, at least for now.
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