Attach 2x4 to foundation w/o a rotohammer


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Old 10-20-07, 04:49 PM
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Attach 2x4 to foundation w/o a rotohammer

Building a workbench that will extend out over a concrete retaining footer in an excavated area of my basement. I want to attach 2x4's directly to the concrete. When I secured my water heater, I borrowed a rotohammer to drill pilot holes, then I hammered in masonry nails. I don't have access to a rotohammer now. Just a hand drill with masonry bits. Can I use this to drill the holes, then hammer in the nails?

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Old 10-20-07, 05:04 PM
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A regular drill will probably not be large or powerful enough to drill these, but what size holes are we talking about?

You can rent a hammer drill or nail driver (.22 cal charged) from a local home center for fairly cheap.
 
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Old 10-20-07, 05:38 PM
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I have an old laminated counter top that is my work bench. I have some 2x4's that I want to nail to the wall, and I will put the counter top on top of that. So, whatever size nail will hold the 2x4.
 
 

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