The other weekend my father-in-law and I started building a 10'x6'x6' coal bin in my basement. We put it in one corner, built the other two walls with 2x4's 16"-on-center and attached them to my floor joists on the top and 2x4's on the bottom. The floor 2x4 we attached to the floor with concrete screws and the mason drill bit that came with them. The inside of the box, we covered with particle board (OSB), including the existing poured concrete walls. ('Cause if I go to sell my house, and someone doesn't want the coal bin, I'd rather it be as easy as ripping out some wood, instead of having to clean coal stains off the wall.)
Now comes the problem. We cannot, for the life of us
, drill deep enough in my poured concrete basement walls to install the screws. My father-in-law is a pretty big guy with plenty of leverage, does manual labor for a living, and can't get the drill to go deep enough with his some 250 lbs behind it.
He borrowed a friend's powder-actuated nail gun
which worked for a few shots (usually took 2 or 3 shots to get the nails in) and then a small piece of the gun broke.
I feel like I'm dealing with the strongest material known to man here.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to secure a few sheets of OSB to a poured concrete wall and two 2x4's?