How To Use Hilti Tools | GX3 and DX5 Demonstration

How To Use Hilti Tools | GX3 and DX5 Demonstration


Hey Michael Church, Crawl Space Ninja and
we put up a little bit of demo vapor barrier and foam board using two types of methods. Number one is the Hilti brand, DX five and
GX 3 to put up the foam board and vapor barrier. And we also use our Craftsmen hammer drill
to put up of foam board and vapor barrier one is a lot slower than the other. Can you guess which one? Stay tuned. One of the things you want to make sure of
is not to drill into the grout line cause that can hinder your drilling. So if you look at the grout line here, should
be there and then this grout line. So I want to drill somewhere in the middle. If you ever move the foam board, you’ve lost
it. So make sure that you keep everything steady
and I’m glad I’m dropping things because it shows what really is going to happen in a
crawl space. All right? So you’re trying to find… Yeah, thank you. I need that. We’re using our washer to give it a surface
area. So your foam board is pretty steady, pretty
sturdy. It’s not going to come loose, right? So, let’s try it with the Hilti. Okay. There’s one. There’s two. Now, I’m a little out of practice that should’ve
went in further. The Ninja’s probably would’ve gotten it in
further, but anyway. Even with it not even in all the way. It’s not coming loose. All right. So anyway, that’s putting up foam board. Now let’s put up some vapor barriers. If you’re looking to do this project yourself,
we’ve got to have some tape measures available online, but also this little guy here, this
straight line chalk, that way what you can do is you can measure your three-inch or your
six-inch termite gap. Okay? So for three-inch termite gap, we put the
foam board at at this grout on the cinder block. So we’d measure here and then we could just
like snap a line, so that way it makes it easier for you as the DIYer to make sure that
your vapor barrier goes up even. Now, the Ninjas, I mean they got two to three
guys down there. So they’re just, you know, they’ve snap a
line and then they hold it and all that kind of stuff. We’re also going to put up some butyl tape
and we’ll show you how to do that. And again, for DIYers, butyl tape is really
good because it helps hold the vapor barrier up so that you can do what you got to do at
your own pace. One of the things about the butyl tape is
it’s very, very sensitive to temperature. Okay? So if it’s cold outside, which it’s pretty
cold outside right now, we’re in November, you want to make sure you keep this in a warm
room before you start using it. And the other thing is you’ve got to watch
out for any kind of cinder block or concrete treatment. If they put anything inside the concrete to
make it set faster, whether it was when the blocks were being made or maybe you bought
some kind of a cinder block spray to put on it or paint or anything like that, that’s
going to affect how well this sticks. Okay? So don’t just use this as the only way to
hold up the vapor barrier. Use this as a tool to help you put in either
the Christmas tree fasteners or the GX 3 pins as part of the vapor barrier as I’m going
to show you right here. The little brush to clean everything up. I just want to give the tape as good of a
surface as possible to stick to. Like I said, it is pretty chilly out, so hopefully
this will stick very, very well. Let’s see. Let’s do. The other thing, it’ll stick on the sides,
so if you lay it down on something, make sure you don’t lay it down on dirt. Okay? Put it on like maybe a piece of plastic or
something like that because it will stick. You can take your vapor barrier. A Christmas tree fasteners first. Let’s see how long this takes. Then you just put the washer on the end just
like that, so that way it gives it a surface area whenever you shoot it into the block. That was a little faster. Let’s do
it again.

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