Powder Nailer - Tools - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Equipment & Safety > Tools


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-25-2007, 09:24 AM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 38
Rewards Points: 25

powder nailer

i bought a ramset cobra and went to use it in my basement to nail a shelf to the foundation wall. Basically i used a 2.5 inch nail through a 3/4 inch piece of wood. I used from the lowest to the highest power charge and all of them would not drive the nail fully into the wall. About 3/4 of an inch was left to be driven with the red powder charges. Am i doing something wrong or is that the concrete is just over 60 years old and is too hard for a nail of that size? Basically im left with some small concrete blowouts in the wall from pulling nails out, and the ones i shot with red charges i cant even pull out, the heads broke off after trying so hard to get them out.


JFD140 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2007, 01:25 PM   #2
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 200
Rewards Points: 150

Why not try shorter nails (1.5" or 2").
You already bought the expensive component(s).
Appears you are attempting to drive them a "bit" too deep for this wall.


JGarth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2007, 03:40 PM   #3
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10

Why not just use a hammer drill and some tapcons?
We use those ramsat guns at work to install metal framing to steel joists or to concrete..Using it to hang a shelve seems a tad extreme..
Ryan03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2007, 01:18 PM   #4
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Western NYS
Posts: 123
Rewards Points: 75

General rule is 1.5 to 2 times the thickness of the mat'l bieng fastened for the Penetration into concrete...... I'd be using a 2" or 2 1/4" long nail.........
mdlbldrmatt135 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Air compressor and framing nailer for DIY ADKstorm Tools 20 11-11-2010 07:38 AM
What kind of Nailer? Oldhouseowner Tools 15 02-15-2009 06:36 PM
2hp / 6gal Compressor w/ framing nailer scarrell Tools 4 04-24-2006 08:34 AM
What size nailer to use for Soffit Replacement Mach5 Roofing/Siding 2 01-28-2006 11:24 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1