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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:51 pm 
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What are the best screws to use? Sick of the squeeks in this house.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:00 pm 
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just did all mine. Spax, Fischer or Reisser for me every time. Not cheap compared to other ones though.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:44 pm 
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I always use spax screws.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:40 pm 
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are you talking about tand g floorboards or t&g c/board.
50mm to 60mm most any screws will work.
but youve got to be dead certin of your pipes and cable locations


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wes56 wrote:
are you talking about tand g floorboards or t&g c/board.
50mm to 60mm most any screws will work.
but youve got to be dead certin of your pipes and cable locations

What diameter do you guys use? For non t and g I use 3.5 or ,4mm but sometimes a 4,mm will split the timbers if near a end


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:45 am 
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Pilot hole drilling is good especially near the end of a board , a combined pilot and countersink is ideal. I normally prefer a no 10 (5mm) or at times an 8 (4mm) . As to which screws something cheap and cheerful do me , the bog standard zinc coated ones are fine. You're directly above them so can put even pressure on them and there should be less slippage and on a floor you will easily use several boxes .
One thing I will add and that is where the screws are unavoidably visible I tend to use a slotted screw purely for cosmetic reasons, pretty much how slots look better than pozis on hinges .


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