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Old 11-14-2006, 09:43 AM   #1
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What size wall anchors should I use to mount my 12 breaker sub panel to the concrete block wall in my basement. I was thinking of using the hammer set anchors. They seem to only come in 1/4 diameter. I am not sure what lenght to use.
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I would mount a piece of plywood to the block and then mount the panel to the wood.
You can use concrete nails, a ramset tool, Tapcons, etc, to mount the wood.

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For mounting a panel on concrete or block, I do as Speedy says. Actually, I alternate between plywood and using #12 plastic anchors with #12 x 2" hex washer head screws. Using that method, I use a spacer at each screw location made from a piece of 1/2" pvc conduit cut to 1/2 or 3/4 of an inch. DO NOT mount your panel directly on the concrete without some plywood or a spacer of some sort. Your panel will rust, guaranteed.
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This thread is 5 years old and the topic was concrete mounting anchors, not foundation repair.
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