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What type of nails we should use for wall frame on storage shed in our backyard

What type of nails we should use for wall frame on storage shed in our backyard

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Old 05-11-12, 09:50 PM
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Question What type of nails we should use to complete storage shed in our backyard

We finished floor and sub floor and now

Please tell us nails we should use on wall frame as well as on roll roofing.
I have been told 16d common for wall framing ...correct me if am wrong...

Two of the four walls will have dimensional lumber 2x4 at 16" center
and other two will have pressure treated 2x6 again 16" center ..so advice accordingly.
 
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12D should be good enough. Any nails that go into or thru PT wood need to be galvanized - rated for PT contact. Regular nails will corrode over time.
 
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Wall construction should not be of PT lumber. Switch to SPF or other non PT lumber. The PT will shrink in time and cause problems. Use 1 1/2" galvanized roofing nails for your shingles.
 
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Question can we use roll roofing for low slope flat roof

can we use roll roofing for low slope flat roof?

if pt would shrink over time..why are they used on floor?
 
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Roll roofing is not the best choice for a low slope roof. Some sort of torch down would be better.
 
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Either torch down, or modify the roof structure for proper slope and drainage. What is your snow load and what size lumber and span are your roof rafters? PT is used on floors and the shrinking isn't important, there. It is used on the floor to prevent water from damaging the wood.
 
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we are in Lakewood WA so we have snow sometimes...we are going to use 2x4 on 16" center for rafters..
 
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so for pt lumber what would you choose between 16d hot dipped galvanized spiral nails vs 16d vinyl coated sinker? also what would you choose among above two for non treated lumber?
 
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