Ok, I gotcha! I know what self tapping screws are (and how they can slip and slide on metal when trying to use them to make the hole).
10-4 on the spades. I knew they were good for wood but wasn't sure about metal. Now I know! Thanks!
My bits are carbide tipped. Is that good for metal?
Did you mean one hole at each end of the joists (that's what I'm thinking)?
Countersink QUESTION: I know what countersinking IS, don't know how to DO it. That's done with a spade?
Excellent idea screwing through the plywood to the metal!!! That would fix that damned squeaky, floor and give it a nice solid base!!!!
Thanks for the metal. I'll let you know if I need more but I think that should do it... on the other paw, I need to see what I have when I rip up the floor in front of my fridge cause I might need something for that side. That'll be later..... Thanks again.
I recall seeing something on TV at one point.... some little "gadget" that would allow you to make countersinks or assist in proper line-up of screwing into a corner at an angle..... it's been a long, long time..... do you happen to know what that is? While I don't need it for this particular project, I would like to check it out for possible future use......