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Attaching wall plates on concrete

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Whats the standard practice on attaching the bottom plate of a wall over concrete with in floor heat?  I have always just used short anchor bolts and drilled really shallow holes.  Anyone have a better technique?

I have the same concern I will have to tackle down the road (post #207146, reply #1 of 3)

I have pex in floor concrete for radiant heat in basement.  I fear drilling into the basement floor at all.  So I plan on using good construction adhesive and making sure the top of the framing is well attached to the floor joists, and framing above

Yopu might be able to find (post #207146, reply #2 of 3)

Yopu might be able to find the heater lines with a non-contact IR thermometer. I am sure a FLIR would see them but that is a pretty pricy piece of hardware and not many people have access to one.

If this is just an interior wall, I imagine a good bead of construction adhesive would hold it tho.

Greg

Yopu might be able to find (post #207146, reply #3 of 3)

You might be able to find the heater lines with a non-contact IR thermometer. I am sure a FLIR would see them but that is a pretty pricy piece of hardware and not many people have access to one.

If this is just an interior wall, I imagine a good bead of construction adhesive would hold it tho.

Greg