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Old 01-26-2014, 11:37 AM   #1
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I'm trying to nail up concrete baseboard into concrete. I know I can use glue, which I have. But the wall is not very straight and there are place I need a nail to suck the baseboard into the wall. I have a brad nailer but that isn't working so well. Is there such thing as a concrete brad? I have a few more walls to go and need some advice.

My brad nailer is a Porter-Cable. The one that comes with the red pancake compressor. Works great in wood.

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tap con screws with hammer drill...

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Yeah that's what I thought. Was trying to avoid that PIA. I can get some of the brads to grip the block while the glue dries but others don't penetrate and I end up with a mess pulling the brads out. Better to do it the right way first than to chase screw-ups from shortcuts.
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Yeah that's what I thought. Was trying to avoid that PIA. I can get some of the brads to grip the block while the glue dries but others don't penetrate and I end up with a mess pulling the brads out. Better to do it the right way first than to chase screw-ups from shortcuts.

if using tap cons counter sink the screw head just enough to putty over it. if you can press against the area with something heavy until the glue sets that works too.
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I don't know how wide of a span you are going over and.That would make a difference but you could buy some 1X4's and cut them to length and springing them into place against the parelell wall as a clamp.You could use redheads.There are many options but without knowing more about the project it's hard to say.I would not want large fasteners in the trim if were my house.
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I would use PL premium fast grip
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