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Got prefab garage to first fix, debating whether or not to use the spit gun to fix to the concrete or just stick to plugs and screws.
Always used the nailer on much more substantial lumps of concrete, worried about shattering parts of the panels off.
Anyone successfully used the nailer on one of these? Cheers
 
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prefab concrete is notorious for shattering. i'd use adhesives or decline the job
 
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prefab concrete is notorious for shattering. i'd use adhesives or decline the job
Yes cheers, confirmed my fears...had problems before just drilling for plugs hence wondering about the nailer. Trouble is that you can't really do a 'test'....if it goes wrong you're goosed!
 

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turn it down. nothing but grief if even 1 hole goes wrong, you could be liable for a new garage.
 

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Much better off fixing timbers where cables will run with plenty of 'sticks like shi##' type stuff.
 

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Much better off fixing timbers where cables will run with plenty of 'sticks like shi##' type stuff.
best way. esp if he can mark positions and get customer to stick the wood on.
 

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They are a right faff I have done a couple before and managed to use the ends of the panel bolts with strut brackets and an extra nut to support wood in some places and the rest was glued on wood direct to the panel for mounting the accessories.
 

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I did this a couple of weeks ago, in a brand new steel container being used as a site-hut/storeroom for a small site of 4 new houses. The builder fixed some decent timber everywhere needed, made it a nice job for me. The entertaining part was 'EON' asking for an 'upfront' rcd in an insulated enclosure in the outside meter box in their written spec, then along comes their meter fitter who took it out. :rolleyes:
 
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Thanks...confirms what I was worried about!
Time for a few tubes of Hi-Tack!
Presumably there aren't any 18th Ed metal fixing concerns since its just a single garage?
Did a shed in PVC conduit the other week and am fairly sure the shed would have collapsed well before any firemen arrived so figured it wasn't an issue!
 
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