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Shot pins into concrete are routinely used for nonbearing walls.

Stan Scholl, P. E.
Laguna Beach,CA

On Wed, 25 Apr 2001 09:05:47 -0400 "Jones, Mark A"
<Mark.A.Jones(--nospam--at)jacobs.com> writes:
> I doubt it.  Concrete's properties are not compatible with "shot 
> firing".
> "Shots" work with steel because steel is malleable, energy absorbent 
> (sp?)
> and weldable.  Concrete is brittle and non-"weldable".  Hence, if 
> you were
> to shoot something at concrete it would either, a) bounce off or b) 
> shatter
> the concrete.  In both cases you do not get a useable bond.  
> 
> Mark Jones
> Jacobs Engineering
> 
> -MKnight [mailto:MKnight(--nospam--at)Lindapter.com] wrote:
> 
> <snip>
> is there a product that can be used through the steel decking and 
> into the
> concrete or is it necessary to drill the steel so that a cartridge 
> gun
> (Hilti etc.) can be used to fire a fastener through the hole and 
> into the
> concrete?
> Any advice would be very helpful.
> 
> 
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