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Old 11-30-2006, 09:07 PM   #16
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Screws, at times, won't go all the way through


Use spruce lumber, it nails much easier, plus it is usually straighter than most pine. Be carefull about screwing framing together with drywall screws. They do not have the sheer strength to meet code, and some inspectors will refuse them.

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I am using spruce wood for my framing, and I am not using drywall screws, I am using wood screws, at least that is what they told me when I asked them as HD.


What I have tried is to unscrew a little and then try again, seems to help.

I am going to see if I can find screws with a bigger thread.

Also, what really works great is drilling a hole first.
(It just takes a little longer, but I guess I am in no hurry)


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I believe that they sell a combination pilot drill and screw driver bit.

The pilot drill slides over the screw driver bit. You drill the pilot hole and then just slide off the pilot drill and use the screw driver.

This should save you some time in having to unchuck the drill and screw driver bit.


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Thanks.
I'll see what I can possibly do.
But I seem to be having success with just drilling a hole and then putting the screw in.

I am going to try screws that have a bigger thread, and see if that works.
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Use spruce lumber, it nails much easier, plus it is usually straighter than most pine. Be carefull about screwing framing together with drywall screws. They do not have the sheer strength to meet code, and some inspectors will refuse them.
Just to clarify: There are no requirements for 'sheer strength' in non-loadbearing, partition walls of a basement....
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Old 12-02-2006, 08:24 AM   #23
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Take no offense to this, but I think what you are lacking here is strength. It takes alot of "pushing" strength on the gun to drive screws of that length into lumber. I think everyones suggestions are right on though. The pre drilling is the easiest way to go, but as you said its time consuming. I always lay a metal track on the groung as my bottom plate. Then instead of toe screwing with long screws, you can just lay the 2x4 in the track and face screw it with 1 1/4" screws..much easier to lay out and screw together.

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