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I'm getting conflicting opinions on whether to use 1.625" or 2" screws for fastening fence boards (pickets) to 2x4 fence rails. When using screws, what does everyone usually use?
 
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I'm getting conflicting opinions on whether to use 1.625" or 2" screws for fastening fence boards (pickets) to 2x4 fence rails. When using screws, what does everyone usually use?
i use 2" coated deck screws
 
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Old 01-24-07, 10:10 AM
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2" is overkill but I like overkill.

1.625" is fine but I'm an overkill kind of guy so I might use the 2". Since you're screwing these and I'm assuming you're using two screws on top and two on bottom, then that's a lot of screw holding that picket on. Like I said, 1.625 would be fine. Of course use coated/plated. Best of luck, Greg
 
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