blocking between joists / screws?

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Old 01-17-04, 01:21 PM
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blocking between joists / screws?

im building a partiton wall that falls between 2 joists. im going to put 2x4 blocking betweent the 2 joists.

i would prefer to screw the blocking in rather then nail it. what type of screws should i use?

ive done this in the past and always just used whatever was around, usualy coarse thread 3" sheetrock screws, and i wouldnt drill any pilot holes.

but recently i heard from someone that you should use wood screws with pilot holes for this application? as sheetrock screws will break, etc.

ive never had that problem just wondering what you people think.
 
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Old 01-17-04, 01:26 PM
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I use galvanized deck screws for stuff like that.
 
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Old 01-17-04, 05:13 PM
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Re: blocking between joists / screws?

do you drill pilot holes or you just put the screws right in?
 
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Old 01-17-04, 05:18 PM
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Fire em right in. We don't need no steenkin pilot holes....
 
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