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Old 12-12-05, 08:33 PM
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Question Ramset?

I've been thinking about adding a 1/2 wall by the door to give me a "mud" area seperated from the living room.
The house was built on a concrete slab so I assume I'd need to to secure the bottom plate of the wall to the slab with a ramset or something.
What would I need as far as caliber, type fastener, etc.?

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Dan
 
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Old 12-13-05, 03:44 AM
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If you have not used one before a powder actuated tool would not be my first choice.
There are many types of anchors available that only need to have a hole drilled to use them.

http://doityourself.com/concrete/h2anchorconcrete.htm
 
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Thanks for your reply.

Is your concern that there are better methods or more safety based?
I was extensively trained on and carried/used a .38 cal pistol for 16 years with no problems.
I am very familiar with "powder actuated tools".
 
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Originally Posted by dkpbxman
What would I need as far as caliber, type fastener, etc.?


It's hard to say
You can go by the manufacturer's charts, but when it come to the real world, they are just guidelines...perhaps that's what GregH was refering to
Age, quality, unknowns in the concrete make it...not quite precise

As GregH says, there are many types of anchors available that only need to have a hole drilled to use them.

If you want to use the P/A, ask at the place you rent it from for advice, and get a couple of different size fasteners and loads, if the recommended ones don't work out, you'll want to have some others to try
 
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Typical of wood frame: 1/4" framing anchors (drilled hole). On a long wall supplemental pins shot with yellow loads near every other stud (while straightening the plate).

Pins alone do not have the holding power or the shear resistance of the anchors. Can you use power pins alone. Yes. Is is smart. No.

Since it's a mud wall partition think about using Hi-Abuse (Impact Resistant) sheet rock with a mildew inhibitor.
 
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Old 12-14-05, 08:35 AM
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Thank you

Pins alone do not have the holding power or the shear resistance of the anchors
What I wanted to know.
 
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