I'm looking at finishing my basement that has slab infloor hear. My
main question is how can I attatch a studded wall to the floor given
that I don't want to slash any pipes in the concret. Is there anyother
way without doing a thermal scan to get a location of the pipes (I
really don't want to have to that) .
Any assistance would be appriciated.
If you are building a stud wall around the perimeter of the basement,
the only movement of the studs would be away from the wall at the base.
A few metal straps attached to the studs and perimeter wall will stop
that without punching holes in the floor.
A partition wall across the floor needs finding the heat tubes. The best
way would be the use of thermography. Check your local yellow pages to
find someone that provides this service ($).
How about you wet mop the whole floor and see if it dries over the tubes
I definitly won't be driving my car into the wall ;) , hopefully not.
I like the idea of the liquid nails, The builder did leave us with a
partial wall going through the middle of the house, that we can
actually built our other walls off of.
I just wasn't aware you can use liquid nails to attatch the wall to
the floor, but it makes sense.
any other tips or advice is appricated..
Well think about it, it can't go anywhere but down, unless someone pushes
it. And if you wedge it tight against the floor joists, or beam, (whatever
you're under) then it's not going to easy to move and it sure as heck won't
float around on it's own. Finding the tubes and nailing would be way
overkill. I didn't even nail my bottom plates, and I don't have tubes in my
I used liquid nails to secure my walls to a concrete floor with
radiant heating tubes and it worked great. I would suggest you frame
the walls on the floor, raise them up to where you want it and mark
that location... remove wall and apply the liquid nails. One problem
we had was when attempting to "re-raise" the wall on the liquid nails,
the bottom plate would slip - having help while raising the walls
would address that problem.
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