Anchor PT Lumber to Slab


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Anchor PT Lumber to Slab

I am going to be removing an exterior door and framing a wall in place of it. I am thinking of using tapcon screws to anchor the PT lumber to the slab.

How deep to the tapcon screws need to be in the concrete? What size screws should I get? IS the tapcon screw the best option considering this is a load-bearing exterior wall?

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Old 01-22-08, 08:44 AM
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Tapcon installation

There is a full tapcon installation video on www.confast.com
Originally Posted by errodr
I am going to be removing an exterior door and framing a wall in place of it. I am thinking of using tapcon screws to anchor the PT lumber to the slab.

How deep to the tapcon screws need to be in the concrete? What size screws should I get? IS the tapcon screw the best option considering this is a load-bearing exterior wall?

Thanks...
 
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Originally Posted by errodr
I am going to be removing an exterior door and framing a wall in place of it. I am thinking of using tapcon screws to anchor the PT lumber to the slab.

How deep to the tapcon screws need to be in the concrete? What size screws should I get? IS the tapcon screw the best option considering this is a load-bearing exterior wall?

Thanks...
Originally Posted by anchor man
There is a full tapcon installation video on www.confast.com
A tapcon screw has to go into the concrete at least 1 inch but no more than 1 3/4 inch. If you try to embed the screw any deeper the lead threads will wear down, stop cutting the concrete and then the head will break off of the screw.
 
 

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