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Old 08-03-2013, 02:41 PM   #1
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How to secure shed to concrete pad?


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I'm planning to build a 10'x10' shed atop of an existing concrete pad. The pad was poured for the shed and is 10x10 in size, but bolts were not added during the pour. So, I'm seeking advice for methods of securing the sill plate to the concrete pad. Any ideas, recommendations, etc?

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Old 08-03-2013, 03:06 PM   #2
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Expansion anchors, or a system like this http://www.strongtie.com/products/an...?source=asnav#

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If you went with the epoxy and a threaded rod, what size would you use?

I was concerned about the expansion anchors and drilling a hole near the edge of the concrete then the added pressure of the anchor.
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Old 08-03-2013, 03:14 PM   #4
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1/2" will work.
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Old 08-03-2013, 03:18 PM   #5
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1/2" rod or hole? I've got a 20V 1/2" cordless dewalt hammer drill think that's enough to get the job done or should I rent/borrow a SDS hammer drill?
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A corded hammer drill makes it a non-issue drilling the holes. If you've got one to borrow and there's power handy then go for it. A cordless one will just take longer and likely need a recharge along the way. Were these just some smaller holes for tapcons, sure, that 20v would be fine. But maybe not for enough 1/2" holes to span the length of the walls involved. You could always give it a try first with the cordless and decide for yourself.
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Thanks for all the help!
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:23 PM   #8
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If you went with the epoxy and a threaded rod, what size would you use?

I was concerned about the expansion anchors and drilling a hole near the edge of the concrete then the added pressure of the anchor.
I bet the hammer drill puts more stress on the concrete than expansion bolts would.... Bolts might be more economical too
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IF you're using a 2x4 sole plate, wouldn't that locate your anchor holes about 1 3/4" from the pad's edge ? IF it were mine, i'd refrain from expansion anchors as they could easily cause spalls on the edge,,, i'd either use epoxy & threaded rod into a diamond bit cored hole OR use a 2x6 sole plate thereby moving holes farther away from pad's edge but i also have the tools to do that,,, IF it were me, that is
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More like 1-3/4" not 7/8.
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TYPO 'sides, you know i ain't no carpenter
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I forgot to deduct 1/2 the diam. of the hole.
1-1/2 from the edge.
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its sunday morning, fergawdsake,,, can't we at least get a mulligan or 2 ? where's the love ?
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I used a ramset with 3" nails to secure my shed to the slab. Worked great!


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