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Old 10-30-2009, 02:22 PM   #1
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Nails, Screws in Concrete-Curtain Rods

Greetings All,

We live in a old cinder/concrete block home that we rent. I have had to change the curtain rod over a large window and I used masonry nails. Well, I want to change the rod and the curtains. My question is should I use masonry nails or is there a better option. This house has many nail scars and I don't want to cause more.
Also, is there an advantage to putting up drywall over concrete walls?
Again, we have a mold problem on the inside of the house around the outside walls. Does seem mean we have foundation problems? There is a crawl space underneath.
Thanks, DEG


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Old 10-31-2009, 05:53 AM   #2
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Tapcon screws work well, leaves a small hole to patch when you leave.


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Old 10-31-2009, 08:04 AM   #3
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I second the Tapcon recommendation. Especially with concrete block, rather than pounding in a big fat nail you drill the correct size hole and then thread in your Tapcon screw. They will have a whole section of them at HD including the drill bits.
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