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tripower 09-06-2008 03:22 PM

Framing on a slab floor
 
I am framing a non-structural wall in my bathroom. It has a slab floor. I know that I need to use PT lumber for the toe board, do i need to also use PT lumber for the rest of the framing? If not do I need another toe board using non-PT lumber on top of the PT toe board? What kind of masonry nails can I use to attach the PT lumber to the slab? The only ones I saw said not to use them in PT lumber?

AtlanticWBConst. 09-06-2008 03:58 PM

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Originally Posted by tripower (Post 155651)
... do i need to also use PT lumber for the rest of the framing?

No

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Originally Posted by tripower (Post 155651)
If not do I need another toe board using non-PT lumber on top of the PT toe board?

Yes, you can use KD grade lumber. Just be aware that "bright" nails (untreated) will react and corode in P.T. lumber. Because of this, I prefer to use galvanized framing gun nails all around for Basement framing.

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Originally Posted by tripower (Post 155651)
What kind of masonry nails can I use to attach the PT lumber to the slab? The only ones I saw said not to use them in PT lumber?

We use a .22 caliber pnuematic Nail fastener for that, and use the gray coated nails.

Joe Carola 09-06-2008 04:00 PM

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Originally Posted by tripower (Post 155651)
I am framing a non-structural wall in my bathroom. It has a slab floor. I know that I need to use PT lumber for the toe board, do i need to also use PT lumber for the rest of the framing? If not do I need another toe board using non-PT lumber on top of the PT toe board?

All you need is pt for the shoe/sole plate (just other names)toe board, nothing else.

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What kind of masonry nails can I use to attach the PT lumber to the slab? The only ones I saw said not to use them in PT lumber?
Ask for ACQ rated cut nails at real lumberyard, not HD or Loews.. I use them all the time.


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