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Old 03-23-2011, 01:46 PM   #1
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Can I glue down a treated baseplate in a basement? Or must it be screwed down?

Also, how long should they dry before installing?

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Hello Pat, welcome the best DIY'r site on the web.

When you say baseplates what exactly are you referring to? the lower horizontal member of a wall?

If a wall, a few screws are advisable, and the wood should be PT

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Yes, the lower horizontal board of a wall. It is pressure treated.
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Ramset = 22 caliber shell driving a cement nail.
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With a sill sealer under it; http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/...-building-code
And foam board behind it -if exterior wall, no air space. Airtight Drywall Approach; http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...wall-approach/
Foam board rim joist, etc....

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