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Old 03-26-2014, 10:42 PM   #16
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The foam stops the warmed wall from thermal bridging to the slab/earth temperatures. If you don't mind paying for more heat, omit the fb. Or if you KNOW there is a plastic vapor barrier (code required for last 40 years) under the whole slab, omit the fb or at least poly for the capillary break; http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/...-building-code

The greatest heat losses are at perimeter, though it is a small price for the savings at all interior walls, IMO, check with/out slab insulation; http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...7c2C4A&cad=rja

If inspected, the steel nails in new pt wood won't pass, though I admit I did that 30 years ago...lol.

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PS. I wouldn't use any pt wood in a basement I live in... with other choices available; http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/ic...9_3_sec017.htm

"Naturally durable wood"; http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/ic...9_2_sec002.htm
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Old 03-28-2014, 07:47 PM   #17
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Split drive anchor fasteners are what I liked using the best when doing my basement.
I got mine at a local hardware store that caters to the local contractors.
Here's what they look like http://www.grainger.com/search?searc...140328232832:s
Ramset comes in second place in my book .
Tapcons .....don't get me started.
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I've used my Ramset gun 99% of the time in basements with no issues. I always put sill sealer under the treated plate, not very hard at all. If you want you could use a hammer stapler and tack the sill sealer to the bottom plate while the wall is lying down. My second choice is tap cons with a cordless hammer drill. Very easy to use. You don't need a ton of fasteners either way. Your just pinning the bottom of the wall to keep it from moving. Also, they do sell pins for the Ramsey that are made to be used with treated lumber.
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I used split drive with flat head. Just predrilled with a cheap hammer drill from harbor freight.


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I've used my Ramset gun 99% of the time in basements with no issues. I always put sill sealer under the treated plate, not very hard at all. If you want you could use a hammer stapler and tack the sill sealer to the bottom plate while the wall is lying down. My second choice is tap cons with a cordless hammer drill. Very easy to use. You don't need a ton of fasteners either way. Your just pinning the bottom of the wall to keep it from moving. Also, they do sell pins for the Ramsey that are made to be used with treated lumber.
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how far apart do the fasteners need to be when using the Ramset?

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Old 07-19-2014, 10:58 AM   #21
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similar idea with enhancement.. hammer two 16d nails simultaneously into the same hole. they bind together through friction and never move. 1/4" masonary drillit through wood into concrete first.

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