Attaching Drywall to Hollowtile wall ?
Any ideas on attaching drywall to hollow tile walls? Have used Tapcon screws after drilling, and also used concrete nails. Both techniques hold the drywall fine but take a lot of time. I’m looking for a quicker method. would a Hilti type gun work ?
I have uesd the small case hardened nails used to fasten wall mold for ceiling grid. I glue the board and use just enough nails to hold it untill the glue sets. You nay still need to hit the mortar joints to get good holding power. Also the nails are not galvanized, so they may rust when coated with mud. They have small heads so there is not much holding power. Don't dimpel the board when you drive them in. Wait untill the glue has set an set them the next day.
*I've had good luck attaching drywall to block walls in a similar fashion. I just use roofing nails, hammered into the mortar joints.....and make sure to use enough liquid nails to keep it there. Jeff
*I use the the tension pins designed for ceiling wall mould. The only thing I do different from what's already been said is: I don't use liquid nails behind the sheet, I use drywall mud behind it. We've done alot of commercial work doing this and it has been very successful. Good luck.Billy
*I gotta find these "tension pins"......never seen them....I think. Everyone carry them, or do I gotta go to the ceiling tile place? Jeff
*Any store that has commercial interiors, i.e. drywall, ceilings, sound board, steel studs, etc. has them. I've even seen SOME Home Depots carry them. Most lumber companies also carry them. They are gauranteed to be found in a drywall supply store. They great in block, mortar and concrete.Billy
*Thanks for the name of those rascals Billy. I had a "brain lock" when I wrote that reply. I just went out and looked at my jar, and tension pins is what I called them.I hate "senior moments."Dave
Any ideas on attaching drywall to hollow tile walls? Have used Tapcon screws after drilling, and also used concrete nails. Both techniques hold the drywall fine but take a lot of time. I'm looking for a quicker method. would a Hilti type gun work ?