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Old 03-31-2011, 06:18 AM   #1
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Concrete Anchors

Hello All,

I have a quick question. I am getting ready to build my knee wall on my basement concrete floor for my bar. I am going to build the wall out of 2x6. What is the best way to really anchor the bottom plate to the concrete. I normally use remshot's but I was thinking more of a bolt,nut combo since I want this to really suck to the ground. Sometimes with remshots they do not really seal super hard to the ground. As always I will have adhesive under the treated board but I do not want this thing to shimmy at all. Thanks

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Old 03-31-2011, 06:22 AM   #2
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There are quite a few concrete anchors, redhead anchors(expanding type anchors) are good for moderate to heavy loads and available at home/hardware stores.

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Old 03-31-2011, 07:31 AM   #3
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Redhead wedge anchors are what I use when I need to anchor something to a slab or vertical poured wall - indoors. If it's outside, I stick with chem anchors.
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we use redheads inside OR out & don't have to worry about cleaning excess drill bit dust as much as when using epoxy,,, some eng's & arch's spec chem ( epoxy ),,, dot's & fed's usually spec 'poxies, too,,, shear strength is often more important to us than pullout

if you hear it from a guy in the apron store, be VERY suspicious the mtl/method will work,,, when it time to build something together, they won't answer phones NOR help
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