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0827180202.jpg 0827180203.jpg It's not attaching in this one spot. Nails go right through it, and I can't clamp it from that angle to use any type of adhesive.
 
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I like the post because it assumes that any of us know, of the five products in the 1st photo, or the two in the 2nd photo, which you are talking about, based upon "It's not attaching in this one spot. Nails go right through it, and I can't clamp it from that angle to use any type of adhesive.", which does not describe what, why, when, or where.

There are limits to are intuition.
 

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Obviously that house was not built to code. There should be a header running all along the top.
 

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Was the tileboard up there when you took possession of the house? Is there a way to look behind it? Might be worth taking it down and fixing the situation back there.
 

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Was the tileboard up there when you took possession of the house? Is there a way to look behind it? Might be worth taking it down and fixing the situation back there.
There's a 2x4 that most of the rest of the tile board is nailed to.

The part that won't attach is just above the blinds towards the right side. You can see 6 little nail holes where I attempted to nail it in.
 

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I like the post because it assumes that any of us know, of the five products in the 1st photo, or the two in the 2nd photo, which you are talking about, based upon "It's not attaching in this one spot. Nails go right through it, and I can't clamp it from that angle to use any type of adhesive.", which does not describe what, why, when, or where.

There are limits to are intuition.
The part that won't attach is just above the blinds towards the right side. You can see 6 little nail holes where I attempted to nail it in.
 

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I'll ask again, what type of structure, IE, 5th floor ceiling of a 10 story commercial bldg, a residential dwelling, a trailer, a shed, a mother-in-law unit, etc.?
 

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Contact glue both sides let dry push together done.
 

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And what's "wallboard", what's behind it, yes I know you said a 2 X 4 but there has to be something else that this stuff is being laid over.
Not my house, but if it was inside my house, not in a shed I'd be removing all of it as well as the trim and starting over and doing it right with drywall.
Not a great look you have going on there.
What should have happened is constrution adhesive should have been used that's made just for paneling, very little nails would have been needed.
If you trimmed that window out the way it should have been it "might" pull back in.
 

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Bud's suggestion of contact cement is good, assuming there is a solid surface behind that will hold. I'm not familiar with tileboard. When using contact cement, you apply thin coating to both surfaces and let it flash over. Then pushing surfaces together is an instant bond.
 

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I find the OP"s terminology, interesting, because "tile board" to me, is the product placed on shower walls.

He said that he nailed some nails, but not what size nails. He also said there is a 2x4, so the nails were too short or missed, because the 2x was not on the flat.

He could use longer nails on an angle, or take the blinds down and insert some adhesive and prop the panel up until it dried.
 

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I find the OP"s terminology, interesting, because "tile board" to me, is the product placed on shower walls.

He said that he nailed some nails, but not what size nails. He also said there is a 2x4, so the nails were too short or missed, because the 2x was not on the flat.

He could use longer nails on an angle, or take the blinds down and insert some adhesive and prop the panel up until it dried.

It is the MO of this poster to vaguely ask a question supplying minimal information and normally ask the question at the wrong point in the process of doing the job.


After one nail didn’t hold I might try another after 2 sure lets go for 3. Well we made it to 3 why not 4. Heck 4 didn’t work lets go for 5 and then 6 ….. vaguely reminds me of the fractured definition of insanity.


Lets run a bunch of conduit thru a poured floor and then ask how to get too many wires thru the run.


To me if you are running a commercial enterprise and coming to a DIY community asking for help at every turn, then you have to develop people skills and the ability to completely explain your problem and not expect a dozen people to waste their time spoon feeding you information by guessing.
 
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