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donallen99

10:07AM | 05/19/04
Member Since: 05/18/04
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I have to have about 60 sq. ft. of 3/4 inch particle board underlayment removed after being damaged by water. It is nailed every 4 inches in each direction with "screw-nails". It will be replaced with 3/4 inch plywood.

Does anybody know of any time standards to do this or have a good estimate to remove the particle board? And to install the new plywood?

Are there any government or industry time standards?


Floorcraft

12:26PM | 05/19/04
Member Since: 08/27/03
254 lifetime posts
there are no laws unless it is unbelievably blatent.

Tearout is unknown. Is it screwed, nailed, glued? is it glued AND screwed?

tough to say, nobody knows how long it will take, but they can estimate, and nobody should hold them to it to the hour.

As far as installing, it depends on the layout. If there are no cuts, it should go quick, if there are lots of cuts, it will take longer.

are you afraid you are getting jipped or something?

donallen99

04:32PM | 05/19/04
Member Since: 05/18/04
2 lifetime posts
No, my bathroom floor was flooded and the carpenter estimates that it will take a full day or a little more. The insurance company (Allstate) says that it should take no more than 40 minutes which seems more like the insurance company is trying to gyp me.

The floor is 6 x 10 with a 2 x 3 closet in one corner. The underlayment is 3/4 particle board nailed down with 2 inch "screw-nails", according to the carpenter.

I am trying to determine what a reasonable time might be to remove the particle board.

tomh

07:09AM | 05/20/04
Member Since: 07/01/03
550 lifetime posts
Obviously, the contractor does not want to end up on the short end on this transaction by underbidding the work, and the insurance wants to limit its liability and put pressure on the contractor to perform the work quickly.

40 minutes estimated by the insurance company is about enough time to set up the work area to assemble tools and prevent dust from migrating around the house. I have removed particleboard underlayment from a large kitchen in less than a day, so that seems excessive for a 6 X 10 area. According to your post, there is no toilet, tub or vanity that needs to be moved. The procedure involves cutting up the floor into small sections, setting a circular saw at 3/4 inch depth, then manually removing the small pieces. Once the first piece comes out, the rest goes pretty quick using pry-bars and hammers.

My guess is that the removal will take 2-1/2 hours to 3 hours including cleanup (debris removal). Repairs to the subfloor and refinishing not included.

Floorcraft

03:23PM | 05/21/04
Member Since: 08/27/03
254 lifetime posts
Tom is right.

Sounds like the insurance company is thinking way low, and the contractor is thinking way high.

2 1/2 to 3 tops....
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