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DK Daniels

05:38PM | 03/04/03
Member Since: 03/02/03
15 lifetime posts
Bvbasement
I used a drill and 16d nails and a piece of tie wire for my PT 2x4 on the new bathroom in the basement but the rest of the basement I am using the stell studs. What is it they use since the stud is so close to the concrete? One of those 22 hammer nail driver and if so what load so as I don't half to keep making these trips or any sugestion would be helpful. Thanks
DK

Chgoscott

06:15PM | 03/04/03
Member Since: 11/25/02
11 lifetime posts
You can use the same hole and wire method,but use teco(hanger nails).Same gauge as a 16d nail but only a 1-1/2" long.

If you want to use the power nailer get the 3/4" nail with the flat washer.You will have to experiment with power loads.Luck

BobF

12:15PM | 03/07/03
Member Since: 10/19/98
223 lifetime posts
For the .22 hammer, try the number 3 load first. The load depends on how hard your concrete is.

ACD

12:44PM | 03/11/03
Member Since: 10/15/02
359 lifetime posts
If the concrete is 30+ years old, the newer nail guns wont penetrate the concrete, so your best bet is a good hammer drill, and nails. They now have new nails that have a slit type end that goes into the concrete and holds exceptionally well. I had a house built in the 60's and the concrete was so hard that i had to get a high velocity nail gun, which is no longer made, to secure into the floor. My current home was also built in the 60's and I did some work in the refurbished garage, they made it into a room by replacing the overhead door with a wall and picture window. I covered the floor with 2x4's and plywood, since I couldnt get loads for my gun anymore(see above), I had to rent the current type that is used. I used the highest load they make and the nails barely went in 1/2" before busting out the concrete. I wound up drilling and screwing the boards in place. I went through 3 bits in the process as well.
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