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Old 08-07-2011, 04:51 PM   #1
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securing 2x4 to almost 100 year old cinder block


i'm installing furring strips to the cinder block so i can drywall. i'm having a hardtime getting tapcon concrete anchors to tighten as the cinder block just crumbles.

is their an easier topion?? liquid nail?

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Liquid nail. If you use a powder-set, what happens? You may have to use a light load to just set, but not break the block.

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i'm installing furring strips to the cinder block so i can drywall. i'm having a hardtime getting tapcon concrete anchors to tighten as the cinder block just crumbles.

is their an easier topion?? liquid nail?

tx
Put the fasteners into the mortar joints, not the block.
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The way I installed wood to a block wall was to use construction adhesive and to drill a hole the size if the screw through the wood and into the block, take a single strand of #12 romex electrical wire, leave the insulation on the wire. Cut the wire a little longer than the screw (Use deck screws) and insert in the hole and bend the wire over to a 90 about a 1/4 inch so the wire won't fall into the hole. With the wire in place screw the wood to the wall, the wire will make the screw bite into the block and will pull up tight and hold.
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