2x4 on concrete?

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Old 09-21-06, 08:13 PM
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2x4 on concrete?

How do I installing 2x4's on slab foundation for a shower curb?
Stack of 3 boards, first goes into concrete, others screwed into first board I'm guessing.

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Old 09-21-06, 08:16 PM
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I'd use Tapcons (concrete screws).
 
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Old 09-21-06, 08:20 PM
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Those work with a regular 18volt drill and driver bit?
No pilot hole needed in concrete?
 
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Old 09-21-06, 10:03 PM
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Definately a pilot hole is needed. Most Tapcons come with the concrete drill bit needed in the packaging. Check the package prior to purchase. A hammer drill would make the drilling a whole lot easier of course, but it can be done with just a regular drill also, just takes a lot longer. Charge the batteries. A little construction adhesive underneath wouldn't hurt either.
 
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2x4 on concrete?

DEfinitely pressure treated wood for that location.

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Old 09-22-06, 01:25 PM
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Thanks for the info...you answered my question before I even asked, thank you.
I'll do pressure treated in niche as well as curb. Adhesive between any of the wood contacts.

Anyone here think you really need the wire lathe under the mud for a shower curb? Know where I can find it at the store?
Couldn't find Redguard at HD either, said they didn't carry it.
 
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