Hi..finishing off my basement and am using sheets of foamboard to
cover the concrete. I have used the proper adhesive but in some
places where the concrete is not smooth the foam has some loose ares/
bulges. I want to use some tapcon screws to hold the foam in place.
The thing is I cannot find any washers to use with the tapcon screws.
Yes I can use two washers per screw but I am looking for plastic or
metal washers that are about 1" - 1.5" in diameter and have a hole of
about 3/16". Not to be found in Newfoundland. They do not even sell
felt tins here anymore (HomeDepot, Kent, Rona etc).
Can anyone recommend something I can use? I was looking for a plastic
tube that meets the measurements that i could make washers out of -
but can't think of what exactly.
That was my first thought. These guys:
Or fender washers. Small hole with large washer.
Or tin Cap Discs. Just a flat round piece of sheet metal Comes in a box
like screws/nails. No hole. This one shows 1-5/8" but I've seen a few
sizes. Got thaem at HD once where all the nails and screws are.
*Plaster washers might work. They are thin, wide and take a drywall screw.
Something else are those pins that are used to hold duct liner onto ducts.
I don't know the name of them, but you can try a place that sells duct. The
pins get glued onto the wall and then the insulation goes against them.
Then a large washer is slid over the pin and is held in place by friction.
The pins can be trimmed back.
Also check mcmaster.com. They have quite an assortment of hardware.
On Feb 6, 1:35 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Unless you care greatly about the esthetics, use the tops of pet food
cans or anything similar. It really doesn't matter.
BTW, Most codes don't allow exposed foam insulation. Something about
fire, dioxins and death. You might want to look into it.
On Feb 6, 12:35 pm, email@example.com wrote:
Newfoundland, where is that, I did the same with foam board but no
glue, washers of that size are at any hardware store here. If basement
leaks at all or you get damp walls you should only screw and not glue
it. So when it molds behind you can remove and waterproof and clean
off the mold.
Don't get out much, do you ransley? Were you ever taught geography in
school? Ever looked at one of those silly round spinning things on any
teachers desk in school? They call it a globe. Judging from your
typical spelling, I guess I'm forgetting that you most likely didn't
make it past 5th grade.
Im here to kick stupid fools like you that give out false, stupid,
dangerous advice sugar coated with made up numbers which you do just
so you can act like you know what you are talking about, when in fact
you dont have the slightest first clue. It must really suck to be as
stupid as you are ransley.
Don't worry about the missing the apostrophe in "teacher's."
One of the rules of the planet (similar to the globe to which you refer -
only bigger) is that every missing apostrophe is really being used
improperly somewhere else.
and I won't worry about why you used the word "the" twice in your
also, if you are going to quote punctuation, you might want to
understand it all as teachers' is also accepted. I'll leave the
English lesson for another day though.
Since you're trying to pick nits here, I'm gonna pick yours: "teachers'"
is plural. We're obviously dealing with a singular object here, so the
man was right; it's "teacher's". So you're right; "teachers'" is also
accepted--but only by the illiterate.
Personally, I like Vista, but I probably won\'t use it. I like it
because it generates considerable business for me in consulting and
My newsreader occasionally adds things. I apologize.
We have a teaching moment here.
You are correct in noting that "teachers' " is a permitted form, but only
when referring to the possessive plural, as in "The teachers' lounge is a
crack-house." I'm fairly sure (but cannot be certain) that the singular
possessive is what you intended to convey in your post. Contrast this with
"The crack-pipe was found in the teacher's pants - the teacher's a
crack-head!" The first is a singular possessive, the second is a
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