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Old 11-06-2010, 09:43 AM   #1
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can a wall be atteached to concrete floor by drilling a small hole in the bottom plate into the concrete and then placing a piece of electrical wire in the hole and driving a 31/2 nail into the hole ?

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Why not use tapcon screws?

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Old 11-06-2010, 11:25 AM   #3
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Look in the section of your hardware store that has anchor bolts and you'll find various correct methods for securing the sill plate including the screws indicated by the last responder.
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to directly answer your question, yes - it can,,, however, that calls for re-defining ' attached ',,, no one would use that method in my home - even me,,, however, exigent circumstances often change things in life - IF it were 1 or 2 tapcons that were delaying a weekend project AND there wasn't any apron stores open at 0-dark-thirty when i was doing the work AND if i promised my bride, nagzilla, do it right when stores opened, i'd do it, too
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bend the wire in half and stuff the loop into the hole... tie wire works best.

I agree that it isn't the best method, but it does work.

Pressure treated plate with sill gasket under it.
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bend the wire in half and stuff the loop into the hole... tie wire works best.

I agree that it isn't the best method, but it does work.

Pressure treated plate with sill gasket under it.
+1 make sure you put the sill gasket under it or it will rot over time.

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