Hi Folks, I'm looking for the best way to attach 2X4 studs to a cement
basement wall. I plan on painting the wall with a moisture barrier paint
(DRYLOCK) then installing the studs, Ridged foam insulation between then a
vapor barrier, then drywall.
Any suggesting would be welcomed.
Flat or normal orientation? If flat, a dab of adhesive and
powder-actuated fastener--exact type, charge depends on whether it's
poured concrete or block.
Personally, I pefer to simply frame the wall on the floor and tilt it up
in place for sections that are accessible, just like framing a normal
wall...attach toe plate (treated if on concrete floor) to floor and top
plate to joists or blocking...
I offer this alternate, FWIW.
It won't be to everyone's taste:
I Drylocked the block wall,
then glued rigid foam to block wall,
then glued drywall to the foam.
Absolutely rigid. You can run into the wall
head first and not damage the drywall!
No gaps in the insulation and no fasteners
to break up the block.
You *do* need to give attention to installing
utilities behind the wall though.
I spaced my "false wall" about 1/2" away from the existing concrete wall
(already treated by a previous owner with DryLok or something similar)
with a sheet of heavy plastic sheeting in between (just in case) and
attached it to the floor and the joists.
BTW, I used 2x6 studs to get the extra thickness (and corresponding
higher R-value) of insulation: R-19.
On 02/05/05 11:02 am Platebanger tossed the following ingredients into
the ever-growing pot of cybersoup:
It depends a lot on where you live.
Look at this site:
Fine Homebuilding mag has a good article in the March issue on this
On Sat, 05 Feb 2005 16:02:44 GMT, "Platebanger"
I used Remington Power Fasteners, but only used 2x3 studs.
On 2/5/2005 11:02 AM US(ET), Platebanger took fingers to keys, and typed
I placed a plate on the floor and used a power gun (.22 cal) with
concrete nails to secure it. You don't need a lot of nails.
I then nailed up a top plate to the joists, making sure it was plumb to
the bottom plate. Then installed studs 16" OC between the plates and
toenailed them in.
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