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Old 05-21-2007, 07:14 AM   #1
Scott Robertson
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I'm finishing my platform today. Long weekend in Canada.

I've screwed in everything except the rubber mats. Am I supposed to screw those down as well or are they heavy enough just to sit there.

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Old 05-21-2007, 08:23 AM   #2
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I used contact cement on the rubber and the top layer plywood.
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Old 05-21-2007, 08:32 AM   #3
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I used contact cement and pretty much fumed everyone out of the gym. Sink a couple of screws through the rubber--it won't split, and you'll save yourself a lot of breathing problems. The scars from the screws pretty much heal themselves. At any rate, I'd recommend attaching the rubber.


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Old 05-21-2007, 10:47 AM   #4
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I screwed my down. It enables me to take it apart easily in the winter so that my wife can actually use the garage.
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Old 05-21-2007, 05:08 PM   #5
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Double sided carpet tape may be a viable option. The only tape I use more is duct tape but I don't think it will work well in this situation. David.
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Old 05-22-2007, 03:06 PM   #6
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I have made several platforms that are standing up to abuse well.

Screw the rubber down with drywall screws just tight enough that the rubber starts to indent. use one screw about every one to one and a half feet around the edge of the rubber.
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