Installing stair treads
is also doing my stairs. He left the plywood
on the stairs with (uneven stringers). He is using 1.1/16" oak treads and is putting paper between the plywood and treads for squeaks.He says he does not need glue and is planning on finish nailing these treads to the uneven surface. This does not seem right to me. Any thoughts?
WHen you say 'uneven', do you mean the plywood has 'hills and valleys', or do you mean the left is 'wider/narrower' than the right?
If it's the latter, stop the project! The stringers should be SQUARE.
If it's the former, then you might be OK, depending on the location and combination of the hills and valleys. At the same time, there is Leveling Compound that can be poured on the plywood to level it. I kinda have a slight 'affection' to squeaking steps. 1) As long as there are only a few, no problem. It's not like every step has them. 2) The squeaks are like a burglar alarm, if you know what I mean. You'll know, if you're a light sleeper like me, if someone is walking up or down the stairs.
Talk to your Contractor about leveling compound. My best to ya and hope this helps.
Jay J -Moderator
PS: God Bless America!