How to attach wall framing to cement floor?

Old 10-27-02, 05:29 PM
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How to attach wall framing to cement floor?

I'll be framing in a new wall in my basement. What's the best way to attach the wood frame to the cement floor? Should I use a masonary bit for my drill, then screw it in?
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i used a powdered actuator nailer. works great IMHO
Old 10-30-02, 12:48 PM
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I framed my basement with 2x4 16" on center and tried using the blue tapcon screws. Not worth the agrivation. I ended up using 3/8" x 3 3/4" Read Head concrete anchors. It is a little over-kill, but very easy to install. Drill 1 3/4" hole with 3/8" drill, insert anchor, drive in with hammer until it is seated and tighten down with washer and nut.
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I used the nailer too. It uses a 22 caliber shell that shoots the nail into the concrete. Worked like a champ and lots better than the tapered masonry nails. They just curled up underneath the base plate instead of going into the floor. I also tried drilling and screwing the walls into the floor. Too much time and too much aggravation. Hope that helps!
Old 11-02-02, 06:11 AM
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Talking Wall framing to cement floor

Have finished many basements and have found that using the 22 caliber nailer is great for keeping the wall in place but I prefer a bit more holding power so I combine the nails which hold the wall in place while drilling the anchor holes and use 1/2" Read heads. You will need a fairly heavy duty hammer drill however especially with older concrete.

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