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jdmavrick 05-21-2013 09:57 AM

Walled Enclosure Bottom Plate Attachment
 
Hello, I just poured my structural concrete hearth and vermiculite insulating layer (6:1) and after a week of curing are a little concerned about the vermiculite concrete having the ability to accept and hold a concrete screw for attaching the metal stud bottom plate. The vermiculite, as everyone knows, is definitely not structural and has flaky characteristics on the edges, so I was wondering if anyone has used really long concrete screws to go through the vermiculite layer and into the structural-layer concrete underneath to hold down the walls? In hindsight I should've cast hold-down bolts in the structural concrete layer before pouring the vermiculite layer.
Thanks in advance and cheers!

Gulf 05-21-2013 04:40 PM

Re: Walled Enclosure Bottom Plate Attachment
 
Cut/trim the vcrete away to reveal just what you need to attach the metal bottom plates to your structural slab. Vcrete is fairly easy to cut/sculpt. The sooner that you drill and attach the anchors into the new slab, the better. There should be no reason that the studs should be separated from the slab by insulation. That is "if" I understood the question correctly? And, that you are following close to someones' build that have enclosed their dome :).

jdmavrick 05-22-2013 11:26 AM

Re: Walled Enclosure Bottom Plate Attachment
 
Essentially cutting out the width of a stud around the perimeter down to the structural? Makes sense. Thanks!

stonecutter 05-22-2013 01:03 PM

Re: Walled Enclosure Bottom Plate Attachment
 
You should consider a capillary break between the slab and sill.

stonecutter 05-22-2013 01:13 PM

Re: Walled Enclosure Bottom Plate Attachment
 
I didn't notice that you are framing with metal. Still, you will benefit from sill dealer because metal to concrete created a condensation point for moisture in the air or migrating from the slab

jdmavrick 05-22-2013 01:15 PM

Re: Walled Enclosure Bottom Plate Attachment
 
Thanks. Foam seal tape should suffice, minimizing future moisture on the inside of the walled enclosure. No?

jdmavrick 05-22-2013 01:20 PM

Re: Walled Enclosure Bottom Plate Attachment
 
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stonecutter 05-22-2013 03:39 PM

Re: Walled Enclosure Bottom Plate Attachment
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jdmavrick (Post 153394)
Thanks. Foam seal tape should suffice, minimizing future moisture on the inside of the walled enclosure. No?

We'll, the tape should be between the sill plate( or any place metal framing touches concrete and the concrete slab. It will prevent condensation of any moisture migrating through the concrete. It's more precautionary than necessary..but it's cheap insurance..


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