11:04AM | 07/26/00
Member Since: 07/25/00
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I am going to finish my basement. How do I attach the treated plate for partition walls to the concrete? Thanks in advance.


06:11AM | 08/07/00
Member Since: 07/28/00
2 lifetime posts
I have tried several methods. I have not had much success after many attempts at using the .22 caliber "power" nails. They work so-so for temporary things, but the best way I have found is to drill holes and use the self-tapping concrete screws. You get a correctly sized masonry drill bit with a "starter" pack of 25 or 50 screws. Go ahead and place the treated plate with the studs attached and fit it into place. once it's where you want it, use the masonry bit to drill through the treated wood bottom plate and then into the concrete to the correct depth. Then use a drill (or screw gun if you have one) to put the screws in. The only thing you have to be careful with is when you drive the screws into the concrete, do it all in one motion. If you stop with the head of the screw say, a quarter inch above the wood, you risk snapping off the screw when you try to re-drive it in.

Good luck!

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