Fixing 9mm ply

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  1. Neilydun

    Neilydun Well-Known Member

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    I have 53 sheets of 9mm ply to fix, onto a ceramic tile floor. Its an old Lidl store I think.
    Has anyone ever used a concrete nailer through ceramic with any success ?
     
  2. Paul webb

    Paul webb Well-Known Member

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    Are you planning on using adhesive aswell? What type of nailer? I'm just wondering if the smooth shank and small head would pull through if it decided to warp
     
  3. Neilydun

    Neilydun Well-Known Member

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    No adhesive. A Spit Pulsa 800, probably 40mm pins
     
  4. merit

    merit Well-Known Member

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    Wood Glue and screw I would of thought?
     
  5. dazlight

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    F3 it , the old days that worked great.
     
  6. Neilydun

    Neilydun Well-Known Member

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    Always used to use F3 over raised access. Stuck like f*uk. This is just shuttering ply, so its nicely twisted.
    Im fixing it tomorrow so will see. Ive bought 700 screws, so if the nailer fails, then its brown plugs & screws.
    Will be a long day....
     
  7. HC&F

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    13 screws a sheet?
     
  8. Neilydun

    Neilydun Well-Known Member

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    Yep, maybe slightly overkill I know
     
  9. Neilydun

    Neilydun Well-Known Member

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    I was waiting for someone to pull me up, and tell me what a twat I am.
    Story is, it`s just a height building exercise, and will have about 80mm and 8 ton of acoustic floor going over it.
     
  10. Neilydun

    Neilydun Well-Known Member

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    Concrete nailer into ceramic tile= bad idea.
    No good at all. 700 plugs & screws
     
  11. Rugmunching

    Rugmunching Well-Known Member

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    Bloody'ell, how long you got on the job mate :D
     
  12. Paul webb

    Paul webb Well-Known Member

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    Could you not get a laser line on it and just nail through the grout or was it too close
     
  13. Neilydun

    Neilydun Well-Known Member

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    It wasn`t so bad.
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    We used about 700 fixings, and just one 7mm sds bit. Started at 7 and was done by 2. The pic above is what will be going over the ply wood, with a 40mm tile on top.
     
  14. Neilydun

    Neilydun Well-Known Member

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    So, the jobs more or less complete now.
    A lot of work went into this one, along with a full artic load of acoustics

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  15. Neilydun

    Neilydun Well-Known Member

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  16. Neilydun

    Neilydun Well-Known Member

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    Just the nosings to go round. They got drilled wrong, so will be tomorrow.
     
  17. Rugmunching

    Rugmunching Well-Known Member

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    I see jobs this big and I go all giddy!
     
  18. merit

    merit Well-Known Member

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    What even is it? o_O
     
  19. Neilydun

    Neilydun Well-Known Member

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    Its a Freeweight, functional and plate loaded floor.
    Made up of different sound reduction materials, for the different areas & uses.
    The spec was that all areas must be level, but the make up was different.
     
  20. merit

    merit Well-Known Member

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    Jeeez alot of work gone into that. Who would of known. Good job mate
     

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