New answers tagged


If you are butting a rim joist into the beam, you can frame like the first photo with the beam held back 1-1/2" and the first rim joist extending to the end of the post. Then, in the corner of the second (inner) rim joist and the beam, attach some Simpson A35's. 1 should do, but if you have enough height you could install 2. Each A35 can transfer nearly ...


Looks like a job for the (pricey) Simpson's Strong Tie ECCL More info here:


Isn't the answer obvious? Look a nail and at a screw. The shank of nail is smooth, assuming regular nails. So, the only thing keeping them secure is the pressure of the material (typically wood) round the shank when installed. Now, look at a screw. The shank has a spiral groove that OBVIOUSLY yields much more resistance to being pulled out of the wood it ...


After several uses of drilling into concrete bits can become bent and misaligned. When this occurs the bit will actually spin in a eccentric pattern (it doesn't spin true). So you end up with a slightly wider opening. Tap-cons are very temperamental in that they won't grab if the opening is slightly larger. This drill bit warp is common for longer bits (4" ...


Shop for 'masonry screw anchor' and 'machine screw anchor'. These are much more tolerant of slight dimensional inaccuracies. They come in a variety of styles designed for different applications. I used the lead-cylinder type when framing my finished basement and they hold a heavy door frame without shaking. I would not use epoxy or mortar because you have ...


Sounds like Sebo? The M4 diameter relates to the diameter of the thread not the head though. A M4 thread will typically have a 7mm wide head. Googling "Sebo M 4 x 10K" seems to find a few references to that screw size.

Top 50 recent answers are included