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Old 03-23-2010, 07:13 PM   #16
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why not put the second plate on top? if its not load baring and only for spacing why not?

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Old 03-23-2010, 10:35 PM   #17
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I'm using the Duo-Fast StrikeTool. It uses a .22 caliber bullet to "shot" the nails. Instructions indicate a power level of 4 is needed for concrete and that the nail should penetrate the concrete by about 1". Since I'm attempting to attach a 2x4 to the concrete, I'm using the 2-1/2" nails.

With the 1st wall I framed using this tool to attach the sole plate, I would say that 20% of the nails penetrated such that the nail head was embedded in the 2x4, about 20% were just about flush with the top surface of the 2x4, about 40% left the nail head protruding about 1/8", and about 20% lft the nail head protruding about 1/4".

I've got some 3" nails that I will use to attach a 2nd 2x4 on top of the 1st. Those I can hammer in at a slight angle so they don't penetrate both pieces of wood and make contact with the concrete.

The problem I'm trying to solve (and it sounds like we've got a working idea) is how to get the 2nd 2x4 to sit flush on top of the 1st when I'm going to have some nails prodruding through the top of the 1st 2x4.
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place the second plate on top of the first, strike with a hammer to mark the protruding nails, flip, drill, replace and spike it off.
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place the second plate on top of the first, strike with a hammer to mark the protruding nails, flip, drill, replace and spike it off.
Yep, that's the working plan based on mike's original suggestion.
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Reload the 22cal nailer and fire it again. the nail will sink and the next plate will fit just fine.

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