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    dtklamf is offline Apprentice (new member)
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    Default skirting boards to concrete walls?

    currently my apartment doesn't have skirting boards and i would like to install some.
    I'm assuming some liquid nails would be a safe bet?

    aaaand do I do this before or after a new floor?thats currently unecided if we go with new carpet or floorboards.

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    G'day.
    For carpet, skirting first.
    For flooring, Skirting last.

    I'd glue and mickey pin the skirting to the walls.
    Hooroo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glock40sw View Post
    I'd glue and mickey pin the skirting to the walls.
    Or you could glue (liquid nails) and hot glue (to hold while the liquid nails dries) Journeyman Mick style.
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    RLA make a quick setting adhesive in a tube similar to liquid nails but it sets fully in a few minutes, my carpet layer put me on to it as they use it for sticking down smooth edge and don't have to wait for it to dry like the used to with liquid nails. I can't remember the name and thier website isn't very good.

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    First off I'd align the skirtingboard, drill through the board to the concrete then switch to a masonry drill and drill to a total depth (including board) of 50-65mm (making sure you withdraw it as you are drilling to clear the dust from the drillbit and hole). Then thread some spaghetti through it and hammer nails through (50 - 65mm). Also use liquid nails (this obviously requires that you have access to a drill and masonry drill)!

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    is spaghetti a code word for something else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtklamf View Post
    is spaghetti a code word for something else?
    It's hollow plastic tubing (or pre-cut plugs) that get inserted into a hole in the wall, and can then be screwed into.

    Here's some links - http://www.itwproline.com.au/Spaghetti/default.aspx
    http://www.itwproline.com.au/Wall-Plugs/default.aspx
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    oh those things yes have drill,masonry bits,tube,screws ect.
    i'll do that and glue it.
    how far apart should i nail? 1m enough?
    it is just to hold it while the glue dries correct?

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