Securing baseplate to concrete floor


Old 12-15-04, 10:49 AM
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Securing baseplate to concrete floor

I am going to use a Remington powder actuated fastener to attach the baseplate of my walls to my floor. My basement floor was poured approximately 2 years ago. Can anyone recommend which color load to use with the Remington and how far apart should I place the nails?


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Old 12-15-04, 11:55 AM
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I suppose you use 2x4 pressure treated lumber for your sill/bottom plate. I use 2 1/2 inch concrete nails and place one nail about every 2 ft. You have to put one nail within 3" of each end of the plate though. As to the color of load, that depends on the caliber of the gun, so you should look it up in the store where you buy the nails (they have a chart that shows you what colors to use for what nails). I bought mine at Home Depot.
Old 12-15-04, 05:27 PM
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If you have a .22 nailer and are using 2 1/2" nails I would start with a Reminton power level 3 which is green, but I imagine that you will need the power level 4 which is yellow.
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