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1. How do I attach the wood this way with the bolt and nut/washer? It's into concrete so first step is hammer drill. This is just a bolt that I push in by hand? So it's of the same diameter as the drill bit?

2. How do I put a piece of wood on top of this closet with the wires like that? It's too late to run them through the wood.
 

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That bolt was imbedded into the concrete.

Why not pull those wires and run them correctly? Why is it too late?
Do you mean when they poured the lintels? I don't believe so. Any way, I could always just Ramset the new piece in. Some of them are like that anyway.

For the wires, I haven't looked to see how extensive of a task that would be. That might be what I end up doing.
 

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1. Are the blocks full of concrete? What will you be attaching here?

2. The joist is sitting on a wall so notching would be acceptable, it would have been better if you had notched up from the bottom before you installed it.

You also want to have solid blocking behind that, cut to fit in the spaces in the truss.

They are drywall backing and air and fire stop from one space to the next.

Seal the wire holes and notches.
 

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1. Are the blocks full of concrete? What will you be attaching here?

2. The joist is sitting on a wall so notching would be acceptable, it would have been better if you had notched up from the bottom before you installed it.

You also want to have solid blocking behind that, cut to fit in the spaces in the truss.

They are drywall backing and air and fire stop from one space to the next.

Seal the wire holes and notches.
1. Yes they are lintels. I'm filling in this missing piece of wood so they can do the garage door.
 

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1. Yes they are lintels. I'm filling in this missing piece of wood so they can do the garage door.
I have not used an anchor bolt that you push in by hand, they need to be hammered in.

Not sure what you used but anchor bolts would work fine.



 

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1. Yes they are lintels. I'm filling in this missing piece of wood so they can do the garage door.
I have not used an anchor bolt that you push in by hand, they need to be hammered in.

Not sure what you used but anchor bolts would work fine.



Do you know the proper diameter wedge anchor for this? I can't find this info online.
 

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Do you know the proper diameter wedge anchor for this? I can't find this info online.
I would just use 1/2", we never used smaller for anything and always had 1/2" and 5/8" left overs in the truck. Two of them will be fine for that.

We never drill the wood separately. The hammer drill bit will drill the wood and just keep going into the concrete. Drill 1/2" extra deep incase you can't get all the dust out.
 

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Do you know the proper diameter wedge anchor for this? I can't find this info online.
I would just use 1/2", we never used smaller for anything and always had 1/2" and 5/8" left overs in the truck. Two of them will be fine for that.

We never drill the wood separately. The hammer drill bit will drill the wood and just keep going into the concrete. Drill 1/2" extra deep incase you can't get all the dust out.
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For the closet deal, if it is those two yellow (#12) wires, just notch the top of that horizontal two bye, slide the wires down,and put an electrical wire nailing plate over it (fifty cents maybe). Done.
 

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For the closet deal, if it is those two yellow (#12) wires, just notch the top of that horizontal two bye, slide the wires down,and put an electrical wire nailing plate over it (fifty cents maybe). Done.
Great idea!

Time to get my multitool out of storage.
 
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