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Old 06-03-2009, 10:53 AM   #1
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how to attach studs to concrete floor


building a wall in basement need some tips on attaching studs to concrete floor

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You can screw in the pressure treated bottom plate with tapcon screws or you can shoot them in the a gun.
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Attach the bottom wall plate to the concrete floor with either Tapcon masonry screws or wedge anchors. Then nail the studs to the plate. The bottom plate must be made of pressure treated lumber or be isolated from the concrete so that it cannot absorb any moisture.
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The Tapcon route will likely be the most readily available for a DIY homeowner. You can buy the whole set, screws, drill bit, and driver tip at H/D, Lowes, or just about any hardware store. Easy to use.

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Tapcons are fine, but I don't like all the drilling etc. For my money, a 22 or 38 Ramset works great, you can rent one at the U-Rent store. With proper selection of the nail, you can shoot right through the bottom plate into the concrete, and you get a good connection. Make sure you have hearing protection when you use the gun, it can be extremely loud.
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