I am looking for an alternate method to attach electrical outlook boxes to
concrete walls. I don't particularly like drilling into concrete to use
anchors nor do I like the prospect of using a power hammer (I have one) to
drive concrete nails. Are there other methods of attaching these boxes, as
I have only two outlets in the basement and I need several more. The wiring
isn't a problem but the boxes are.
I used the surface mount race tracks with low profile boxes. I did
use the blue concrete screws and did drill small holes into concrete.
All the materials needed were at HD. I used Liquid Nails to secure
base molding to the concrete wall, but I don't trust LN for the
That's the problem with "one of" jobs. A hammer drill would be nice but to
buy one for one job isn't in the cards.
I looked up those Tapcon screws and one is still into drilling so I'd be no
further ahead with them either.
I may just attach a wooden strip to the walls using a good construction
adhesive and screw the boxes onto that.
I understand your hesitation, but a good hammer drill works just fine as a
regular drill as well, so it's not like it's a tool that you'll never use
again, and they make drilling onto masonry really no more difficult than
drilling into fairly hard wood.
That will doubtless work, but you're doing youself a disservice by being
so reluctant to drill into concrete. With the right tools, it's no big
deal at all.
You may want to ask your freinds if any of them have a hammer drill you
Remove the dead poet to e-mail, tho CC'd posts are unwelcome.
Ask me about joining the NRA.
I used LN about 20 years ago. Conduit down to the box, box firmly
braced in place unitl the LN set. That box is still there as solid as
a rock and will probably stay there until the house is gone.
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