Nailing pattern for baluster for deck on existing room roof


Old 06-05-15, 11:50 AM
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Nailing pattern for baluster for deck on existing room roof

We have a deck on the roof of a single level room at the rear of our house. The decking is a series of floating panels that can be removed to repair the roof, if needed. The balusters are attached to header boards (two 2 x 8) around the perimeter of the room (3 sides). I need to replace them and want to know what nailing pattern I should use. The boards are 5/4 x 6. The current pattern, using nails, is 3 nails across the bottom of each baluster and one 3 inches up in the center (triangle pattern). I plan on using 3", polymer coated nails, but not sure if this is the best pattern. Any help provided would be appreciated.
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Old 06-05-15, 12:42 PM
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Welcome to the forums! Why not use 2x2x36 or 42" pre cut balusters with two nails top and two bottom. I would use 2 3/8" ring shank Hot dipped galvanized nails.
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Confusing, got a picture so we can see what your seeing?

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