04-11-2012 01:26 AM
Im new to these forums and im hoping to get some advice.I am trying to set up a surround sound system in my basement,but the wall that i want to put the speakers on is cement.Would i be able to do it myself by renting a hammer drill?or would it be best to get a pro to do it?Its just 4 small screws that i need to put into the wall, any help is very much appreciated
04-11-2012 10:14 AM
My name is Tom, known here in the community as HD116. I have excellent news for you! There is no need to rent a hammer drill for this project. All you really need is a masonry bit, a standard drill, a screwdriver and a small box of Spax fasteners. This is a very nice product that I have done several posts on in the past.
Spax fasteners are unique in that they are truly fasteners (all others are referred to as "anchors") for concrete and cinder block applications. Even better is that they are self tapping once a pilot hole has been drilled, even in concrete! They are made of grade 5 steel one of the hardest substances on earth. The multi-material screw is rated at over 500 psi in concrete applications. Note the serrated teeth at the point of this photo;
Simply drill a pilot hole with your masonry bit 2/3 the size of the screw needed for your brackets. You can then use a standard Phillips screwdriver to mount the bracket using the Spax screws.
If you would like to see one of my other posts on Spax, simply click here.
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