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temorary attachment of wood strips to concrete block

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What is the optimal process, tool, etc for:

Attaching thin wood lattice strips to concrete block

paramaters:

1. 8' long lattice strips will have a ultra light weight sheer drapery stapled to it

2. this installation is temporary...will be up for less than 1 week so removal of fastners needs consideration.

3. the building structure is slated for demolition in a year or 2, but would like to keep damage to the block wall to a minimum.  once the strips are removed, the holes left in the blocks will be patched and painted.

4. the installation needs to be quick as we only have a couple of days to install and will require approximately 150-200 points of contact to fasten so would like to avoid any method requiring pre drilled holes.

I'm familiar with most of the tools and processes for attaching wood to concrete (from on line research), but most of the info concern projects of a more permanent nature. 

I would appreciate any information that will help guide my decision for this temporary installation!

I'd use Scotch Restickable (post #211241, reply #1 of 5)

I'd use Scotch Restickable Tabs. They will hold fine and come off easy.

Florida Licensed Building Contractor, 50 years experience in commercial remodeling, new homes, home remodeling and repairs and all types building maintenance.

I'd first consider some sort (post #211241, reply #2 of 5)

I'd first consider some sort of adhesive.  Double-backed tape, construction adhesive, etc.

Othewise, I've seen "RamSet" fasteners used in CMU with minimal damage, and it seems like the fasteners can be removed without too much effort or additional damage (not that I've personally done it).  But a lot likely depends on the characteristics of your specific block.


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And you'd be totally wrong. (post #211241, reply #3 of 5)

And you'd be totally wrong. Ramsets will blow huge holes in blocks gping in and if not you're tear out a huge chunk pulling them out.

"(not that I've personally done it)."

Has it ever occurred to you to just not comment on things you know nothing about?

Florida Licensed Building Contractor, 50 years experience in commercial remodeling, new homes, home remodeling and repairs and all types building maintenance.

Or maybe the RamSets you saw (post #211241, reply #5 of 5)

Or maybe the RamSets you saw used were oversized and the guy using them didn't know what he was doing.


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

Hot melt  glue gun, with the (post #211241, reply #4 of 5)

Hot melt  glue gun, with the adhesive the carpet installers use for attaching nailless strips to concrete.

You should be able to use just a few tacks to hold the strips up. 
Don't run a full bead unless you plan on leaving the strips up for ever.