Basement hardware question


Old 01-25-05, 04:50 AM
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Basement hardware question

In my demolition of my existing basement walls I have noticed that the cut concrete nails used to attach the walls to the floor arenít very good at all.
I have taken down 4 walls now, and it looks like only 3 or 4 of these nails were actually effective at securing the walls in place.
I am thinking about using concrete screws for the re-build.
Other than being a lot of extra work to put in, are there any drawbacks?
Or maybe the cut nails are fine, they were just installed incorrectly?
Are there any other options for securing the bottom plate to the concrete floor?
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Old 01-25-05, 05:56 AM
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you could used crip con nails or tap con screws both of them need a hammer drill to pre drill out hole before fastening
you could used a power faster that uses 22 cal cartrige. there some from 30 dollars and more.
Remember the bottom plate must be pressure treated lumber


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Tap Cons

I used the Tap Con screws and they worked great. They can be installed using a masonry drill bit and a regular drill if you don't have a hammer drill. However, you will go through a few bits and it is a lot easier with a hammer drill.
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