What size ramset nail for block foundation??

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Old 05-29-19, 06:01 AM
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What size ramset nail for block foundation??

What size ramset nail should I use for the flex trim along the top of the foundation wrap, its cinderblocks
 
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What is the thickness of the flex trim?
 
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Found instructions online says to use one and a quarter for the trim and one and a half for the actual wrap was wondering if I can use one and a half for the trim I assume it should be okay this way I don't have to buy two sets of nails.

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/dmx-flex-trim-dmx-flex-trim-1-each/1000426319
 
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I would suggest this pin with the washer:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Ramset-1...0803/100072597

Not sure which power level cartridge. I was thinking level 3 for blocks, but level 2 may work.

This load chart may be helpful:

https://www.ramset.com/Portals/0/pdf..._LoadChart.pdf
 
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Old 05-29-19, 07:30 AM
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how about these washers? I thik manufacturer says to use them, if so do I use the ones without the metal washer
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/dmx...box/1000735671
 
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The DMX instructions specify concrete nails for installing the DMX washers. Not sure whether or not the Ramset application will work for your project.
 
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How else would I get the nails in . Just hammer them in ?? That would take forever ??
 
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A 2-lb. hammer will do the job for you.
 
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Carpenter hammer is ok ?? Using the same ramset nails ? Do I need to pre drill
 
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Do I need to pre drill a pilot hole into the concrete blocks or will thee concrete Nails hammer in?
is it necessary to get galvanized??
 
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I have used these in the past:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Grip-Rit...-202308474-_-N

A 16 oz. carpenter hammer is a bit light. A 24 oz. framing hammer would be better. A shallow pilot hole would help get the nail started in the right direction.
 
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I'm limited on tools . Is the pilot hole necessary.??
It's not galvanized is that ok
 

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I'm limited on tools . Is the pilot hole necessary.??
It's not galvanized is that ok
 
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