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Fastest/easiest way to attach 2x6 to concrete wall?


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03-23-18, 12:28 PM   #1  
Fastest/easiest way to attach 2x6 to concrete wall?

I realize this thread could have gone a few different places but it seemed best at home in this section. My wife rents a store in which one of the walls(inside) is concrete. There is another store on the other side. The wall is totally smooth and painted - looks just like a sheet rock wall. I would imagine it is actually a cinder block wall, and has some sort of top layer of concrete smeared over it to make it smooth?

Anyway, we are installing some 2x6 timber to it in sort of a house shape as a display. What is the best way to attach this timber? We would mainly be using it to put nails into and hang pictures, plants, etc from so there aren't a lot of weight concerns. What method would you suggest I employ to get these boards attached?

Thanks in advance!

 
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03-23-18, 02:50 PM   #2  
Since your wife's renting I would try to come up with something freestanding. Or, at the minimum I would contact the landlord and get written permission before doing anything to that nice smooth concrete wall. If you have permission to put holes in the wall then you have many options. There are numerous options from power nailing to drilling and use some type of masonry anchor.

 
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03-24-18, 05:27 AM   #3  
The wall could have drywall glued to the block wall, or the wall could be furred out with studs and drywall. I would be surprised anybody would go through the trouble of skimming a black wall to make it smooth.


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03-24-18, 05:31 AM   #4  
Easiest would be tapcon screws!

 
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03-24-18, 08:54 AM   #5  
If you have access to the ceiling you might be able to identify how the surface was created, drywall or furring strips or other. Important to know before you start. Permission as mentioned is good but I would not use use power nails with another unit on the other side, I like a masonry drill and tapcons.

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03-25-18, 06:47 AM   #6  
I should have mentioned that I do have a green light for mounting this.

I just can't imagine it is sheetwork because when I knock on it - no matter where- I get a completely solid knock, like if you knocked on a poured floor.

I have a shot nailer, but somewhere I Read that you should only use that on a poured surface and NOT on a block wall. Is this incorrect?

 
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04-07-18, 06:44 AM   #7  
[B]either block or conc[,,, just vary the size of the loads/B]

 
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04-07-18, 12:04 PM   #8  
if you're resting the static load on the floor, minimal strength's rqd to keep the structure flat against the wall,,, could even use lead shields & lags

 
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