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Installing baseboard trim without nails?


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04-14-05, 06:10 AM   #1  
Installing baseboard trim without nails?

Okay, here's the deal;
I just finished a new bedroom in the basement of my house. On one of the walls, the block foundation comes up from the floor 6". the wall studs then rest on these blocks.

Drywalling was no problem, since I just didn't put in any screws on the bottom 6". Now I am putting on the baseboard trim and don't have anything to nail it to, other than the 1/2" of drywall, backed with cement blocks.

Any suggestions on how to attach this 12' piece of trim?

Thanks in advance for any and all help.

Dan M

 
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04-14-05, 06:29 AM   #2  
hi
used construction adhesive

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04-14-05, 06:35 AM   #3  
Any special kind or type of adhesive? Also, how is the best way to hold it in place while it is setting up?

Thanks again.

 
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04-14-05, 06:44 AM   #4  
hi
there some fast setting check your local building supply
i used masking tape to hold it on the wall the top part and you could used a 2x4 along the bottom to hold it in place
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04-14-05, 06:46 AM   #5  
Thanks for the help. I'll give it a try.

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04-14-05, 07:53 PM   #6  
Panel adhesive works the best. You can get it in a tube just like caulk, and it's basically just a type of construction adhesive. Bracing the baseboard with wood is the best option. A few well placed cement blocks + 2x4's might give you something to brace the baseboard against. Just be cautious about squeezeout from using too much adhesive. Just put a quarter-sized dot every foot or so.

 
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07-11-05, 09:40 AM   #7  
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I have used Liquid Nails Heavy Duty Formula. It held up the baseboard just fine. It was quick and easy.

 
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08-06-05, 07:09 PM   #8  
PL premium (yellow/black tube) is another good choice

 
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08-06-05, 08:53 PM   #9  
True, although he probably finished his baseboard 3 1/2 months ago.

 
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