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I just had my water heater replaced and found this mess underneath it. I had planned to peel up the sheet vinyl and replace it with vinyl planks. I did this in the kitchen with no problems. The problem is that there is a thin layer of plywood on top of the VAT everywhere except where the water heater is. I'm not sure what to do about the irregular shaped hole in the plywood. Three of the tiles are firmly stuck under the plywood, but the one in the bottom right is completely loose. There is also a hole drilled completely through to the crawlspace that someone just shoved a rag into. Any suggestions for how to fix this would be greatly appreciated.
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Fastest is strip the floor, scuff the surface, staple down loose tiles and plug hole, skim floor with cement patch, lay down new floor.

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I am not a contractor. I've had to become a DIYer for a lot of projects in my house, but I don't have much experience. How do you suggest I plug the hole that goes down into the crawlspace? And should I use cement to fill in the circular space where the water heater was?
 

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Taper a wood dowel and pound it in. Yes, the whole thing gets the cement patch.

DIY questions should be posted at our sister site, DIYchatroom.com. thus site is for professional contractors.

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that 1st floor is one of the classic asbestos tiles for the 60s, that 2nd floor has a high probability of having asbestos also if its from the 80s Congoleum cushion vinyl perimeter glue down
 

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