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The day has finally reached to explore something I first noticed before purchasing this unit, a squeak in the kitchen floor.

To make things a little more interesting and of course the chance to play with big tools, I rented an 11 lb Makita Jack Hammer, a tile chisel, and a floor scraper from Home Depot.

The living room was covered in 16″ x 16″ porcelain tile pasted to the subfloor with thinset. A slight push on the chisel and these popped off very easily.

The kitchen posed a slightly more challenging task. 12″ x 12″ porcelain tile was pasted on to a backer board which was then screwed to the concrete subfloor. It took a little more effort on the Jack Hammer to pop these off.

After uncovering the squeaky spot, it was evident that the squeak ran deeper. The subfloor concrete was cracked in a cluster. I decided to dig deeper. The Jack Hammer made easy work of digging through 2″ of concrete. With the plywood floor support exposed the squeak was louder. I plan on cutting out and replacing this section then redo the subfloor concrete.

Still the guest room floor tiles are waiting their turn. Removing all of this debris will be a task by itself.