Screw Size


Old 02-05-06, 08:13 PM
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Screw Size

If im using 2x6 decking, are 2 1/2" screws long enough? and could I use these with 5/4x6 decking as well?

Also, is there an advantage to using square drive heads vs. phillips?

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Old 02-05-06, 08:20 PM
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2-1/2" screws in 2X6 decking are THE bare minimum, but I use 3". The 2-1/2" work well in 5/4 decking.

Bear in mind what screws you are using, and what the framing mat'l is. If you are going into ACQ pressure treated framing, use nothing but SS.

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