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#39589 - 06/26/04 11:46 AM self tapping screws  
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I have a question on securing conduit to metal Q decking used in commercial buildings. I usually use self tapping sheet metal screws. The last job we were on concrete was poured on top of the Q decking. What type of screw do you use that first has to go through metal then through concrete. Thanks for any help.


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#39590 - 06/26/04 12:24 PM Re: self tapping screws  
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I've been a pretty big fan of the Tapcon system

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It's easy, quick, and the carbide tip should be able to punch through the decking to anchor in the 'crete above.


#39591 - 06/26/04 12:38 PM Re: self tapping screws  
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I've been a pretty big fan of the Tapcon system
http://www.itwbuildex.com/tapcon.htm

It's easy, quick, and the carbide tip should be able to punch through the decking to anchor in the 'crete above.


#39592 - 06/26/04 12:47 PM Re: self tapping screws  
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Thanks Doug for the help, that looks like the masonary screws I'm going to buy.


#39593 - 06/28/04 08:06 PM Re: self tapping screws  
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I use a Hilti and just drill thru the decking then use the proper anchor for the job, plastic or steel a drop in


#39594 - 06/29/04 01:02 PM Re: self tapping screws  
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I bang the corner of the flute with a hammer
which loosens up the concrete an a sef tapping screw will go right in.



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