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installing bottom plate on top of tile and concrete.


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02-10-09, 06:02 PM   #1  
installing bottom plate on top of tile and concrete.

I need to install a bottom plate for a 2X4 wall in my basement. The problem is that I need to attach it thru ceramic tile that is on a bed of mortar and that is on top of my concrete slab. How do I attach the 2X4 without cracking the tile? I have some tile bits and I guess I could drill a few holes and tapcon them in?

Thanks in advance for the reply!

 
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02-10-09, 06:33 PM   #2  
If there is no weight bearing on the wall, tapcons are your best shot. If it bears weight, the tile and thinset has to go and you can use powder actuated pins.

 
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02-10-09, 06:47 PM   #3  
Posted By: chandler If there is no weight bearing on the wall, tapcons are your best shot. If it bears weight, the tile and thinset has to go and you can use powder actuated pins.
The only thing it will be holding is the weight of the drywall. Tapcons it is; thanks!

 
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02-11-09, 07:30 AM   #4  
If its going to be permanent...you could also put beads of construction adhesive down. Once it sets, it won't have any movement.


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