furring strips

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Old 10-09-00, 08:10 AM
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I tried to put the furring strips on the wall and they kept coming out. So now I want to know what I can do with 1 by 3's to finish my walls. I've given up on trying to put up furring strips. I already have foam insulation glued to the walls.
 
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Old 10-09-00, 08:31 AM
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I suggest you tell us what technique and materials you used in an attempt to put furring strips on the wall, and why they kept coming out. And are these furring strips on top of the insulation?
 
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Old 10-09-00, 10:19 AM
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I tried to put the furring strips on top of the insulation with masonary nails and a regular hammer. I also tried drilling holes through the strips and block with the bit that was to be used with the tapcon concrete screws. The masonary nails wiggled out and the drilling took about 5 minutes per hole. I only did one strip.

I just think I am over my head doing this by myself so I would like some suggestions on how to cover the insulation easily and quickly maybe using the furring strips since I bought so many of them.

 
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Old 10-09-00, 08:07 PM
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Try a masonary drill bit. I recently had to drill some holes in a concrete floor and the masonary drill bit I got cut through it like butter and then Those screws you got should work great. It would be a good idea to use a drill to screw them in since it sounds like you have alot of them, just be careful not to overtighten and strip them out.

Good luck!
I'm not a pro just a homeowner.
Steve
 
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Old 10-10-00, 08:43 AM
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Is this a totally different bit than the one I bought that was with the tapcon screws?

Can I just build walls out of the furring strips and put paneling on them?
 
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Old 10-10-00, 03:34 PM
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Another idea: Use a bigger hammer (perhaps a 4 pound sledge) and hit the nail much harder with each blow. You can't tap these masonry nails in, or they will just chisel out the concrete.
 
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Old 10-11-00, 08:40 AM
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I will try a bigger hammer. Hopefully I can hold it long enough to swing. Some one else told me that if I just use an adhesive and then nail the furring strips onto the wall that should be enough to hold drywall. So I'll try that also.
 
 

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