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Old 01-16-2008, 10:27 PM   #1
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I am looking at putting up some walls in my basement. How do I mount the framing to the concrete floor?

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Old 01-16-2008, 10:42 PM   #2
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I have a .22 caliber powder gun that shoots nails into the floor, but you can use tap-cons, sold at the home centers or hardware stores, and they come with the drill bit you need. I would use the 1/4".

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Like jeff said, either way
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Thanks for the help.
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I Know a carpetner who just uses a square nail that is designed to be pounded in to the concrete with a hammer ( I use a 2 lb hammer) and then he also uses pl-200 or 400 which ever one is rated for the job. this way no special tools for a job that you may never use again. IMO drilling concrete without a A real hammer drill is a pain in the . just be sure to use green treated lumber where in contact with the concrete floor.
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All above works. If using tapcons you'll probably find that the drilling is very difficult unless you use that hammerdrill Heavyduty described.

You don't say where you're located. There are a few locations such as in some parts of Colorado where floating walls are required in basements. That requires a different technique. Check with your local building/permit department to see if anything special like this is required.
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Talk nice to it. Take it out for dinner. Don’t just sneak up and hop on…
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I live in Nebraska. I will find out what the requirements are here. Thanks for the information
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I forgot to mention the hammer drill part. sorry. Yes that will definitely help

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