DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum (
-   Carpentry (
-   -   rlh5harts (

rlh5harts 05-27-2007 02:02 PM

i have a 4x8 slab of cement, i would like to use this as a floor for a small shed, since the cement has been cured for a couple months i need to know hw to attach the 2x4's for the wall frames to the cement. any suggeestion would be appreciated.


NateHanson 05-27-2007 02:22 PM

there are a variety of concrete anchors/fasteners for this purpose. Everything from powder-driven nails, like ramset, to expanding metal sleeves, like RedHead (is that the name? Somehow it's not sounding right), or Tapcon threaded concrete screws that just screw into a hole in the concrete. You can browse all these at your local lumberyard or building center.

concretemasonry 05-27-2007 02:32 PM

Make sure you use pressure treated 2x4s.

also when nailing into the pressure treated lumber, use the proper type of nails to eliminate the problem of the PT wood eating up the nails.

AtlanticWBConst. 05-27-2007 02:41 PM

In other words use galvanized nails or fasteners....(NOT brights)

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:39 PM.

vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1