Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-05-2009, 08:25 PM   #16
K&B Remodeler/Tile Guy
 
angus242's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 887
Share |
Default

best way to fasten backer board?


Yes they make them.

Ring shank:


Smooth shank:



http://www.amazon.com/Grip-Rite-4-In...1208686&sr=1-3

__________________
Angus
My Albums
angus242 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 05:36 AM   #17
Lic. Builder/GC/Remodeler
 
AtlanticWBConst.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 7,556
Default

best way to fasten backer board?


Quote:
Originally Posted by ponch37300 View Post
So if the nails need to be ring shank roofing nails won't work right? Do they make a ring shank roofing nail, I don't believe the ones i have used/seen are ring shank.
Yes, you can obtain ring shank roof nails for roofing guns.

However, they don't need to be ring shanked if you are using an adhesive like thinset along with the installation of the boards. If you choose not to use thinset, then I'd say the best choice is the ring shanks or the screws. However, I would not suggest skipping the use of thinset.

My advice: Use thinset too.

The point is that the tacks hold the floor down tight while the thinset cures. When cured, the cement board is held solidly in place primarily by the thinset (like tile work is held in place).

For years, I only used the rock-on screws with thinset. Then one day, I was talking to my tile supplier, who also installs tile. He has been installing residential, commercial, industrial (even entire malls) for 35 years. He told me that his quickest, tried and true method on wood substrates, with zero issues, is using a roofing gun with standard galvanized roof tacks. I've done it that way since. No problems.

If you want to use ring shanks, they do cost more, go ahead. I'm not against them. I am all for a little measure of over kill, when it makes sense.
AtlanticWBConst. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 12:59 PM   #18
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Appleton, Wisconsin
Posts: 935
Default

best way to fasten backer board?


Thanks everyone i feel good about using nails now. I will be using thinset underneith no matter how i fasten it. That will be alot faster and easier than screwing and i already have a roofing gun so looks like i need to find a different tool i "have" to have!

ponch37300 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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
Hardie backer board DXS General DIY Discussions 2 03-17-2009 05:40 PM
How Do I Patch Tile Backer Board? rajrae Tiling, ceramics, marble 1 11-17-2008 09:43 PM
Backer Board Thickness poolecw Flooring 3 10-09-2008 01:30 PM
Painting DensShield tile backer board warriorfox Painting 2 05-15-2008 04:08 PM
Backer board vs. plywood for tile underlayment allpraisebob Flooring 4 01-07-2007 07:44 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.