I am getting ready to finish my basement. The counties "Typical Finished Basement Details" say that bottom plate attachment to floor is with 16D concrete nails face nailed. What are USBC approved methods of attaching the bottom plate. I really worry about putting nails 2" into the floor.
Has anyone any experience with dodging the pipe or alternate attachment? The heating pex in the concrete is operational and should be in heating mode when I start the project. Would one of those Infrared detectors work to locate and avoid the pipe?