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Mainiac Matt

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#1 posted 04-08-2013 03:56 PM

Is there a better way to do this than the concrete bit / concrete screw sets you get at home depot etc?

Yes there is ….

you need one of these….

mount 2×3s to the wall ON THE FLAT, using these

and these

Do yourself a favor and don’t fool around with cartridges lighter than the #4 ‘yellow’ power.

Buy “1-3/8 foil faced iso board 4’x8’ panels, then rip them right down the middle and put the full 24” between the 2×3 nailers. Iso board gives you ~R7 for every inch. so you’ll have R-9 (not including the inner surface). And the 1/8” void with the foil face gives you the extra benefit of reflecting radiant heat back into the room.

Use PL 300 adhesive with a big fat bead in an ’s’ pattern on the back of the foam.

Then buy tongue and v-groove boards for an inner cladding.

This way, you can mount a hook, shelf, or whatever you want…. wherever you want. And you don’t require a second set of hands to put it up…. and best of all…. no mudding sheet rock!!! (I hate mudding sheet rock)

Surface mount your electrical outlets in conduit…. and then you can always change or expand them.

That’s how I did my basement shop and I LOVE it.

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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