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Old 02-11-2011, 07:19 PM   #1
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Beside using a quick drive screw gun, What are some other brand screw guns (cheaper) that would fasten the backer board to the subfloor?

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A variable speed electric drill could do it.

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Rigid from Home Depot has 2 screw guns that hold strips of screws. One is corded and the other is battery powered.
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Thanks you for that info
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Thank you for that info
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Stacy,
A cordless impact does a fine job. I put down a lot of cement board with one. You should use the screws made for installing cement board. They are usually on a display right next to the cement board. Don't forget your thinset.
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heavy duty cordless drill (18-24v), heavy duty cordless impact driver, roofing nailer
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Use cement board screws with the square-drive.
Don't forget all cement board on floors must be installed in a bed of fresh thinset, then screwed.
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1 1/4" galvanized roofing nails from a roofing nailer. Does not get any faster.

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