. . . and since you shouldn't use screws on structual repairs . . .
You ever get a chance, try the screws...you will be amazed. We form concrete with them, and dab a little grease in the head...makes stripping forms easy...set doors, you can tighten or loosen the screw without wrecking it, drive them up from the underside of a double plate and get a great anchor for trusses....and yep, they are really costly, but do have their place and I use them in every home we build, and remodeling, there is no substitute.That statement was made for all the boneheads trying to build a house with drywall screws,not the fastners you described, as far as being too generall,i apologize, i assumed it would be a simple deduction on what or what not to use screws on,so i generalized.IE items that support very heavy loads,if nails won't suffice in come the bolts,i'd rather be safe than sorry.although they sound like good strong screws i personally think they have little use in home building or constuction,the economics alone is a big minus and its by far no quicker.
This generalization is mostly aimed at using large drywall screws in any type of load bearing configuration, such as header fabrication. They are brittle and not code approved for structural work of any sort, although I use them often myself and have never been called down by an inspector.Okay, ya gotta explain this one to me. Structural repair is a very general term and can encompass thousands of scenarios with endless combinations. What do you mean when you say screws should not be used for structural repairs? I have never heard such a specific admonition used in so general a sense.
Educate me! :yes: