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Re: What length screw to use?

Von: David Nebenzahl (nobody@but.us.chickens) [Profil]
Datum: 09.06.2010 02:47
Message-ID: <4c0ee357$0$2386$822641b3@news.adtechcomputers.com>
Newsgroup: alt.home.repair
On 6/8/2010 8:31 AM John spake thus:

> If you want to use your 3" screws, you're going to need to drill
> shanks in your 2x4's (shanks are holes that are wide enough so that
> your screw can slide through without the thread catching -- you don't
> want the thread catching both the 2x4 and the wall), so if you use a
> counter-sync/shank combo, you should be be able to embed the 3" screws
> a 1/2" into the wood easily enough.  If you don't have one of those,
> you might want to consider buying some 3 1/2 - 4" screws that have no
> thread the top 1 1/2".  That way you won't have to do any shanking,
> and the shelves go up faster.

Right concept, but the correct term is "clearance hole" for the screw,
or counterboring it into the piece being held.

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