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Old 10-03-2007, 08:41 PM   #1
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I'm going to build a partition wall in my living room. Would you nail or screw the base plate into the foundation? If screwing can I use regular tapcon screws? If nailing it, are there any framing nailers that will nail through the stud into the foundation? I went to home depot and was told that the Senco would go through the stud and into the foundation. Any suggestions?? Thanks

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Just to clarify, you are type of foundation do you have?

Wood, Concrete?

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it is a concrete foundation.
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I'd use a powder actuated nailer. I've used the 22cal one from Remington to do exactly the same thing, a partition wall on concrete several times with great results. You can probably rent one from a tool rental store or I know Lowes sells them.
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Your just adding a wall to your livingroom, right?

Cant you just screw the bottom plate into the floor joists?
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Old 10-04-2007, 03:45 PM   #6
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Floor joist?? It is on a concrete foundation. I knew I could use a powder actuated nailer. I was curious because the lady at HD said that the Senco framing nailer could go through the base plate and into the concrete foundation. That sounded a little strange to me. I am going to buy a framing nailer and was thinking of the Porter Cable FR350A. There is a $100 difference between the PC and the Senco. What do you guys recommend??

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Old 10-05-2007, 09:56 PM   #7
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I was curious because the lady at HD said that the Senco framing nailer could go through the base plate and into the concrete foundation.
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Sounds like her brother must be the factory distributor for repair parts.

Either use the powder actuated , or drill with a rotary hammer and drive some "Rawl" deformed shank pins in. The Tapcons would work, but I find them too finicky, needing a very accurate hole to work correctly.

Either gun will work okay. Over the long haul for tough everyday use, the top line Senco will out last the other, but most of the Senco guns at HD are the lower end models, thus I would put your choices as a toss up.


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