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Old 03-16-2007, 08:38 PM   #16
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Hello all, I was wondering when installing the Tapcon screws is a Hammer drill required? If so, which one do you recommend? I recently looked at some prices and they are pretty expensive.

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Hi stingray

Yes, the hammer drill really is required in order to drill through the concrete.

I have a Ryobi, which is really not that expensive but I find does the job well.
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Cool, thanks for the info yummy, guess I am buying one tomorrow.
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Great, I hope it works well for you.
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Hi stingray

Yes, the hammer drill really is required in order to drill through the concrete.

I have a Ryobi, which is really not that expensive but I find does the job well.

FWIW - Just confirming this - Y.M. is absolutely right about this. Don't try to do this using a normal drill and 'tapping' alot of holes....

(Y.M. -Glad to see you are up and still contributing here - )
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Thank you for the help guys. Atlantic, just reading around the board here, I see you're a big advocate of the 2 inch spacing between the freezewall and studs, which I think is a smart idea.

I do have a question about the vapor barrier. I have a very dry basement and had a contractor come out and said the plastic sheeting should be applied directly to the poured concrete walls. I think he is wrong, and after viewing all of your posts I am now going to apply the plastic outside of the insulation and studs. How do you attach the sheeting to the studs?

Sorry , I am a bit of a newb here.

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Oh, oh, that dreaded vapor barrier question!!!!!!!

Boy, have I come a long way atlantic. I can even answer some of the questions now.



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Don't be sorry that you are a newb. A lot of us are here.
But before you know it, you will be answering some of the questions, I'm sure.

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