I bought a gun today

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It’s impossible to hammer a nail through a 2×4 into a concrete floor. Some ways to attach a bottom plate are to use a rotary hammer and anchor bolts, or construction adhesive. The method I chose was to use a powder actuated driver, in essence, a gun. The one a chose cost $45 at lowes and fires a 22 caliber charge into a 3″ nail. I was amazed they sell these things at the hardware store with no 2 week waiting period or license necessary. I’ve never fired this thing through the air, vs. into wood and concrete. But, I don’t see why it would not work. I don’t plan on finding out though. Maybe if I were 14 again.

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1 Response to “I bought a gun today”


  1. 1 Meg July 18, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    I used to build a lot of sets (theatre nerd alert!), and I still remember the first time I used a nail gun. Oh, the raw power. The speed. The freedom.

    Nicely done.


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