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Old 08-18-2011, 04:29 PM   #1
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My screws won't go all the way into the wooden stud, even after drilling (the drill did not want to go all the way in either). I am using 2" wood nails, and nothing I try to do to get the screws the rest of the way in works. I even tried nailing in a nail before screwing it in, but to no avail. HELP!

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it sounds to me that you are hitting something in the wall...like a pipe. Try a different spot if possible.

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Where is the wall? Basement? Condo?
You could be hitting concrete or a protective plate covering wires or pipes.
Scout around to see if there are pipes coming up from the floor below or there's a bathroom above. It will be easier if the floor below is a basement.
Provide some details of the situation before you drill anymore.
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What are 2" wood nails?
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What are 2" wood nails?
I'll go out on a limb here and say, nails you put in wood.
Didn't you take the OP translation course?
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2" wood nails converts to 2" wood nails (must be a browser thing)
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I'm just guessing here...but..
Sounds like a condo or apartment with 1 bys furring on top of block firewall (been there, done that)

If that is the case... you can use long Tapcom screws to mount whatever it is you are mounting (a little more info would be very helpful)

They have to be pre-drilled and remember that the first 2" of the screw will be attached to very little.

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