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Old 04-28-2007, 01:53 PM   #1
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Attaching water lines to floor joists


I am almost done framing my basement and I have to replace some of the clamps holding a couple water lines to the floor joists. The lines are copper. I found some copper clamps that will work great but I can't find any copper nails to secure the clamp to the joist. Is there such a thing or is there a different metal that I can use to attach the copper clamps?? I know if you use different metals with copper it will eventually rust so obviously I want to avoid that.

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We always used the plastic clamps.

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Plastic ones are already on there but they are 1 inch pipes. I am furring down from the ceiling by using 2x4 flat thus giving me 1.5 inches to work with. The plastic ones extend down too far.
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Copper nails? Copper is way too soft of a metal to be used as a nail. Maybe copper alloy, but I doubt it.
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The nails are copper plated. You can find them where ever you find copper roof flashing. The last time I bought some they where at home cheapo.
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You're right. I saw them used onetime on a this old house episode.
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Brass works.

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