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Old 02-24-2012, 08:34 PM   #1
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Hey guys. I'm new here. I'm lookin for a little advice. I'm about to try to fix up my bedroom in the basement because I'm tired of having no walls lol. I know most of the basics of building a frame and hanging drywall but I never really liked the idea of nailing or drilling wood to concrete. I mean I'm no pro so I really don't know. But is there a better alternative to anchoring the frame or is my best bet just drilling it straight into the concrete.

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Old 02-24-2012, 08:40 PM   #2
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There's only about two ways, use Tap Cons, or powder shots with nails. SOmethings got to keep the wall from moving side to side.

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i had considered the tap cons. what are the powder shots with nails? i'm not really sure what you mean.
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http://www.ramset.com/fasteners_powder.asp
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The 22. calber guns Joe speaks of are cheap--$25--or less--and the pins and shots are also reasonable.

Best--fastest and cheapest way to anchor to concrete.
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i had considered the tap cons. what are the powder shots with nails? I'm not really sure what you mean.
go to your local hardware store, ACE, or whatever? and rent a ram set powder gun for a day. buy some 2 1/2 inch ram set nails, you may need to start nails in bottom plate, if too long for the gun? they can tell you the shot power you'll need to shoot into concrete. I'd say brown #2 shots. shoot twice if needed?
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The 22. calber guns Joe speaks of are cheap--$25--or less--and the pins and shots are also reasonable.

Best--fastest and cheapest way to anchor to concrete.
Thanks for the replys guys.
I'm off tomorrow so I'm gonna look into getting one of these guns. I'm gonna check in with sears and see what I can find.
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Thanks for the update---2 1/2" pins---yellow loads----
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Use a sill sealer under the p.t. bottom plate: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/...-building-code

Take your best shot: http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...study-analysis

Be safe: http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=...33otStRi7Aff7g

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I'll definitely be using those links.

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