I'm following the thread on nailing a plate to the basement floor in
preparation to a new wall, because sooner or later I'm going to do the same
thing. I've got the Remington driver, but lack knowledge. What nailing pattern
would one use-- staggered every foot, every two feet, etc? Thanks-
I don't know what everyone else is using but years ago my father taught me a
cheap and supper secure way of attaching to a cement floor. Drill a 5/16"
hole drop in a piece of 3" long copper wire with a hook on one end so it
doesn't fall in to far and then nail it in place. Trust me you can't pull
the nail back out, you'll take the head off before that happens.
Screws, specifically "Tapcon", and a hammer drill. Buy a box of a
hundred, it comes with the proper bit. Goes in, hole drill and screw
install, in about a minute. They come in different lengths, depending on
what you want to attach.
Even a cheap hammer drill will do the job.
On 09 Jan 2004 16:46:59 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (JFCBAS) wrote:
Since the wall is nailed securely at the top (if you are doing it
right) you are mostly just stopping lateral movement. It's not like
you are attaching the studs to basement floor so that it won't blow
down in a hurricane. Every 2' should be enough, with a couple close
where there's a door frame.
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