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  1. Tools
    Hi; I need to install a few cable clamps for my antenna feed line running along the house. The clamps need to be on brick or the mortar between bricks. I bought a set of Tapcon Concrete anchors (with drill bit), but when I tried drilling a hole with the supplied bit, it barely touched the...
  2. Building & Construction
    Hi Everyone - I need some advice. I'm trying to replace some furring strips that came down when I removed the drywall and paneling in my basement. I used Tapcon screws on a few pieces and I'm about 50/50 - some hold tight, but have had a few that had issues. Is there something better than...
  3. Insulation
    Sorry if this has been answered already, but I cannot find the answer. I want to stick XPS to my walls, ceiling and floor creating a foam box inside the room. I want to use metal studs and wallboard for the internal walls. To prevent a thermal break I would prefer to place metal channel on...
  4. Insulation
    I have an entry way that protrudes from the rest of the house, The walls are constructed from two layers of brick. There is no sort of insulation and I must insulate it as it makes my entire first floor an ice box. I am going to frame it with 2x6's and apply a high R factor fiberglass...
  5. Building & Construction
    Hi, Just a warning for those of you using tap 3/16" concrete anchors. I just purchased 300 3/16" by 1 3/4" screws to attach a subfloor to the basement slab. The first box had a drill bit that worked just fine that measured correctly (just over 5/32) subsequent boxes had drill bits that measured...
  6. General DIY Discussions
    I had to pick up some fluted masonry nails (grip-rite fas'ners) to mount some wood to my concrete walls. The question is, what size drill bit do I need to pre-drill the hole for the nails? The smallest bit I got is 5/32" do I need a smaller bit? The screws I got to mount the plates to the...
  7. Building & Construction
    Besides the cable tie downs, what should I use to anchor the aluminum frame to the slab and house. It has old tapcon's with large heads and some sort of anchor bolt system now but they have all rusted or corroded and some even broke. Take a look at the pics. I just want something I can...
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