3d Framing Nail Gun


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Old 01-28-14, 01:52 PM
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3d Framing Nail Gun

Hello Everyone:

I am looking for an air gun that uses 3d nails (1-1/4"), galvanize, ring shank if possible. I am not looking for a brad nailer but a framing nailer gun. It would run off a standard air compressor. Are you aware of any brand/model?

I have the larger framing nail guns and brad nailer, but I am doing something that requires shorter framing nails. Also I am not refering to the palm nailers.

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Old 01-28-14, 02:50 PM
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What could you possibly be framing with 1 1/4" nails??? This does not make any sense? Hopefully you aren't planning on using this for joist hangers. There is a specific nailer for that, called a Strap Shot.
 
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I don't think I ever heard of nails referred to as "framing" nails. I assume he means common vs. finish and brad.
 
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Old 01-28-14, 09:28 PM
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You won't find a framing nailer that shoots small nails like that. I'm guessing you want a 15 utility nailer / siding nailer / fence nailer. They make 1 1/4" coil nails, 1 1/2" and on up to 2 1/2" for that style of gun.
 
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Old 01-29-14, 11:58 AM
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Those who guessed siding...you nailed it (pun intended).

I am doing my garage and the interior has no gypsum board or other covering. I use the space between the stud walls for storing equipment, tools, etc.

If I use my larger nailing gun with 1-5/8" length galvanized ring shanked nails it will expose about 1/2" of the nails on the interior and be a safety concern. Using a 1-1/4" nail (3d) it will only expose about 1/8", which is a tolerable.

My other option is to nail blocking on the interior where the siding nails will penetrate and that will take care of any nail length < 1-7/8". I wanted to avoid this option and installing a permanent interior board is not an option at this time.
 
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Old 01-29-14, 12:45 PM
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What type of siding? Why not nail at the studs and you don't have to worry about "peek" through. I'm trying to think if a siding that would be OK with 1 1/4" nails in sheathing other than vinyl, which you would not want to mechanically fasten -hand fasten only.
 
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Old 01-29-14, 01:36 PM
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Cedar siding.

The 1x2 furring strips @ 7" O.C. run continuously horizontal across the 2x studs. The siding is nailed to the furring strips. So between studs there can be anywhere from 2 to 6 nails depending on the width of the siding. The siding varies in width and are staggered.

All the siding work I have been doing so far is using 1-5/8" length framing nails (nail gun). Occasionally, I am using 4d box nails (manually nailing it) when attaching new siding under existing. The nails have to be installed behind or underneath the upper (existing) siding so using a nail gun in this instance is not an option. All the siding work so far has been to my home so any protuding nails are not an issue since the inteior is either gypsum board or plaster so the nails are never seen/touched.
 
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Old 01-29-14, 02:03 PM
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Good luck nailing into a 1x2 laying flat without any support between the studs. I would think that you would have some sort of sheathing (for sheer strength) and weather wrap on the garage for protection against drafts. It will also give support to your 1x2 and make it a more sturdy surface and one that would hold up to the elements. Is the stand off of the 1x2's to give the shakes some room to breathe? I use furring strips to support fence posts while cement cures or for other framing when applicable. They are pretty useless other than that.
 
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Old 01-30-14, 07:18 AM
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Sorry but I wrote my earlier reply thinking of something else. The horizontal nailers are 1x4 (not 1x2).

Some of the 1x will need replacing but majority will be left in place. So the areas that the siding is removed will be covered first with 15# felt paper. Because the existing 1x (in good condition) will remain, I will nail the felt paper over the 1x. The existing had something like 60 minute paper. The interior is covered with new 60 minute paper (I think this is what it is called).

The areas where a new 1x4 is needed, it will be nailed to the 2x studs. Over the new 1x will be the 15# felt paper. From there the new siding will be nailed to the 1x.
 
 

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