I'm contemplating finishing the lower level of my bi-level. What's an
easy way to connect the bottom plate of a stud wall to the poured concrete
I know there are a lot of different methods. The contractor who built my
home just drills a 1/4" hole through the plate into the concrete and drives
2 8 penny nails into the same hole. Seems like an easy solution.....any
better ideas out there?
I like the shot pin gun but you can use 2" masonry nails and a bead of
construction adhesive. If you do use a shot pin gun use hearing and
eye protection! Those puppies are "gunshot" loud and occasionaly spit
out a spray of concrete chunks.
I bought one of those guns with special nails and little .22 bullets.
You put a nail in the gun - put a little brass shell in the chamber.
Press the gun against the 2x4 and WHAM - it drives the nail thru the 2x4
and into the concrete. Works first time every time.
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