Fasteners for Simson tie Q

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Fasteners for Simson tie Q

Im installing a 28'' header supported by two Simpson strong tie face mount joist hangers

1] Should I use wood screws instead of nails for a stronger connection?

2] Do I need to use galvanised fasteners?

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Unless you are willing to invest in the proper screws, nails will be stronger.

If the lumber isn't treated, and won't be exposed to the weather, you don't need galvanized.

If it is treated, you will need ACQ rated fasteners.
 
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As Pendragon said, and with 3x carrying members, use 16dx2-1/2" nails.

With 2x carrying members, use 10dx1-1/2" nails. For max support, fill all holes- round and triangle. Be safe, GBR
 
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Thanks for replies
Pendragon wrote ''Unless you are willing to invest in the proper screws, nails will be stronger''

What are the proper screws?
 
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I forget the brand, but they are usually blue as I recall. Drywall/deck screws (as an example) are not the ones you are looking for.
 
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For the long run, nails will be the best bet. Screws, generally are heat treated and will snap if torqued too much and are more brittle than nails. Tapcons are blue and used for concrete installations, but cost more than nails.
 
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Sorry, I figured it was into wood.

LUS/HUS Double Shear Joist Hangers

Be safe, GBR
 
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