Dumb question about blocking

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Old 12-11-18, 02:11 PM
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Dumb question about blocking

How do you attach blocking for basement finishing for top plate when between the concrete wall and the first joist? The blocking will "sit" on the sill plate. Do we try and toenail it in to the sill plate?
 

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Old 12-11-18, 05:43 PM
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It lays on top of the sill plate and you can either screw it down into the sill plate or toenail it to the rim joist.
 
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Old 12-12-18, 03:07 PM
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Thanks. Wasnt sure how to deal with insulation in that area with blocking. We were originally hoping to do spray foam, but with fire blocking it is going to be difficult to access. If we do rigid foam is it better to block first and cut foam to fit around it, or add foam first. I'm just not sure there will be enough sill to attach to as we need at least 2" foam.
 
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Old 12-12-18, 08:23 PM
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You probably will have less headaches if you add your rigid foam first, then blocking. Get urself a right angle cordless drill to do the screwing. Nice for tight quarters.
 
 

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