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Old 02-06-2012, 10:26 PM   #1
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Powder Acuated Gun too strong for Furring


I plan to install furring stips to concrete wall.
Just shot of predrilling, which defests the purpose - is there a better way of doing this. I'm not a fan of predrilling and putting in tapcons.

Will the furring strip split by the mere force of a Powder Actuated Gun
I need to out a wall with a finished depth of 1 1/4. So I'm planning to use a Furring Strip followed by 1/2 sheetrock.

I'm inclined to just even rip plywood...

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You might have to pre-drill the wood then shoot through with your ram-set or Hilti gun.
They have different loads for heavier or lighter penetration.
They make washers for the pins also.
Use liquid nails or Eagle-grip adhesive also.


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I use Advantec subfloor. It will not split and holds up better then plywood or OSB if it gets damp.
I've never had any luck using with those. Case hardened brick nails or Tap Cons hold better.
They tend to just blow out the block and not hold tight.
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I always use #2 shots(brown) and 1 1/4" pins. if shots too powerful? tap end of gun barrel on floor a couple times will soften the load
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1 1/2" pins with light loads (green) has always worked for me---use glue also--
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I hate the blow out...u get with nails and oftentimes, it may not hold.
eggg...not a fan of tapcons. Anything on the floor, I'm using a Hilti Expansion or 2 Part Glue Anchor....

Walls , I've avoided sofar as I've framed out from out.

For this application, I will need to fur direct.
I'll give the low load a test with plywood and see it goes.
For sure, based on past experiance, the shots/standard furring tent to split ..

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