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Question about attaching furring strips to concrete


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Old 07-21-03, 10:07 AM
fsanchez
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Question about attaching furring strips to concrete

I need to create a sub-floor in one of the rooms I am creating in my basement finishing project. I have used the Hilti powder actuated naildriver to attach my 2X4's to the ground and noticed that the nails don't counter-sink so I am wondering what I should use to attacht he furring strips for the sub-floor to the concrete? I know I can use Tap-Cons but that would be an awful lot of holes to drill. Any info would be GREAT!!!
 
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Old 07-21-03, 10:40 AM
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fsanchez,

If the nails are not countersinking, then it may be the load should be increased. I am assuming that you are using 2 1/2" pins, yellow load?

Rule of thumb is that you only need 1" inch of penetration into the concrete. Determine the depth of product and add 1" for correct pin size.

COLOR POWER LEVEL
GRAY LOAD 1
BROWN LOAD 2
GREEN LOAD 3
YELLOW LOAD 4
RED LOAD 5
PURPLE 6

Note: Higher the number - more powerful the load.

Loads above are for the single .22 cal. Other loads come in .25 cal. (loads in a disc or single shot) and the .27 cal.(loads in a strip or single)
Pin sizes come in the following lengths; ", 1" , 1 1/4" , 1 1/2" , 2" , 2 1/2" and 3". Pins can come with washers as well.

Hope this helps!
 

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Old 07-21-03, 12:17 PM
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I have not tried anything for the sub-floor because I was worried that the nails wouldn't counter sink or at least be flush. I have no problems with the way the anchors for the walls did.

anyhow.. Basically there are nails that will counter sink or at least be flush. Great now I just need to find them and hope I do it right...

Thanks a lot!!
 
 

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