I went into my kitchen remodel knowing it needed new subfloor and hated it anyway. I ripped out that wonderful late 70s/early 80s particle board crap and replaced with 7/8" OSB. Huge improvement.Got most of the tile ripped out yesterday, and rented a dump trailer to put all the tile and cement. I still need to do it under the fridge, stove, and dishwasher, but pretty much everything else is done. All the dust has subsided in all the spots in the house, so that will be fun to clean.
This thing saved my bacon and I was able to get a lot more done than I would have with the wimpy handheld demo hammer. I will use the handheld version for the three remaining areas.
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I used the big version all day with no issues, then I did the kitchen last and had two areas where it got into and partially under the subfloor . Any good options for patching them before I cut them out for wood? It didn't go all the way through, but did pull up a couple layers on the plywood.
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I then found a small section by the backdoor that is rotted from many years of water damage I am sure. found it under all the concrete backer, so either it rotted under that, or someone just bubble gummed it while they were doing the tile. I am guessing the latter as there was a plastic sheet in that section where the rest of the job had nothing. I need to reseal/fix the door and the subfloor section in that area.