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nrethman

07:04AM | 07/15/00
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I recently ripped up the carpet on our stairway and found that a previous owner had used a lot of drywall screws to screw down the treads. (Some treads have as many as 16 screws.) I assume this was done to eliminate squeaks before they put the carpet down. However, this along with somebody going mad with a carpet staple gun has ruined the hardwood stair treads.

I am installing new oak treads and was wondering how to fasten them down. I do not have access to the underside of the stair. Is gluing the treads enough? What glue or adhesive should I use? I would really prefer not to screw or nail anything through the top of the new treads.

Thanks in advance,

/Nick

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