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Ramset Ramguard Pins suitable for ground contact?

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:30 am
by Buffdaddy4444
I'm going to install deck skirting and I need a way to fasten some 2 by 4s to the ground, which is concrete. I have a Ramset tool and I did some research and discovered that Ramset makes 3 inch pins for pressure treated lumber. The PT 2 by 4s will be off the ground a little bit as I will put small pieces of PVC underneath them to allow drainage BUT I'm wondering if the Ramguard pins are suitable for ground contact long term? I live in MA and it is rainy and snowy here alot. Anyone have any experience whether yellow or red charges would work best driving 3 inches of pin through 1.75 inches of PT lumber then into concrete?

Re: Ramset Ramguard Pins suitable for ground contact?

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:53 am
by A. Spruce
You'll have to read the product label, manufacturer's site, or contact the manufacturer to see if exterior applications are allowable. I would say probably, but in time they're going to rust, which means that wedge anchors are the better way to go. (drilled hole, insert wedge anchor bolt, aka Redhead, tighten nut over 2x4)