Basement Wall Question -Anchoring.

Hello,
I have a question regarding basement walls:
What's the best way to anchor/attach the nailing base plate to the floor? I really don't want to use a power actuated hammer. I own a decent hammer drill.
Thanks in advance, Mike :)
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The best way is the way you don't want to use.
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http://www.smithfast.com/dynaboltgold.htm
I don't like to nail into concrete either.
RB
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That's a total waste when you are talking about fastening a wall into a basement floor. All you need is lateral strength so a nail is the perfect solution.
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I used a power actuated nailer to anchor my basement wall. It was low-cost, fast, and easy. I don't see why you don't want to use it.
Of course, this can get expensive if you buy one of those semi-automatic power actuated nailers. But there are very low cost power actuated nailer available.
And you can save the wear and tear on your hammer drill for other tasks, such as adding a low-cost adapter to it to use it for putting in dry wall screws.
Don't forget to wear hearing protection though.
Jay Chan
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On Wed, 7 Jan 2004 22:36:19 -0600, "Michael"

The best way is to nail it. Sorry about that.
For under forty bucks, you can buy a set of loads (yellow caps), nails (2 1/2 inch), and a Remington driver -- the kind you hit with a hammer.
If you're into overkill, you can use PL Premium and nails -- some people do, I don't know why.
Ken
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Use your hammer drill with a 5/32 bit. Drill through bottom plate and say 1 1/2 inches into the concrete. Then use 3 inch "cut" type masonry nails, worked great for me. I am finishing my basement and when I used my masonry nail gun to anchor the metal bottom plate to the 50 year old concrete floor the concrete kind of just exploded and the nail would not grab. The nail gun worked great on the perimeter of the basement where the concrete was a month old from a French drain installation.
That old concrete can get kind of hard.
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