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Old 08-03-11, 06:28 AM
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Question about nails

Hi Guys,
I'm a new guy here. I purchased a homemade shed, deconstructed it, brought it to my house, and am now in the process of reconstructing it. It is a 12x16 shed, all wood construction. I am going to lay down some new 3/4 ply over the existing 3/4 ply.

I will be using a framing nailer for the first time.

My question is, what style nail should I be using for the flooring? Can I use that same nail for the walls as well? If not, what type of nail should I use on the walls?

Thanks,
Bryan
 
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Old 08-03-11, 07:09 AM
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Assuming you won't want to disasemble the shed again, I would use a ring shank, 8d nail for both the wall and floor sheathing.
 
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Thanks Wayne!
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Old 08-03-11, 10:26 AM
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Could you clarify what you mean by "on the walls". Are you putting plywood on the interior walls? Or do you mean to fasten the framing back together?
 
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Is any of the wood pressure treated?
 
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If you are fastening anything pressure treated make sure to get nails or screws designed for modern ACQ treated lumber. The current chemicals used to treat lumber is corrosive and can eat through standard fasteners in a few years.
 
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Use galvanized nails for the exterior wall surfaces.

I am going to lay down some new 3/4 ply over the existing 3/4 ply.
Since you will be nailing through 2 thicknesses of plywood, you need to use nails at least 3 in. long. IMO 8d's would be too short.
 
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Interesting...when I stated "flooring and walls" I was referring to the plywood flooring, the framing of the walls, as well as the T111 for the exterior siding. I am not putting any plywood on the interior walls.

None of the wood used for the shed structure is pressure treated. I do have it sitting on (3) 6x6x16ft long pressure treated lumber that is brand new. I fastened those to the floor of the shed with screws and steel brackets/straps.

I was going to use galvanized nails everywhere unless I shouldn't for some reason.

Thanks.
 
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Hi Guys,
I ended up going with Galvanized nails, 3" long with a smooth shank. I was unable to find ring shank nails in 28*. Anyway, the floor is down and three walls are up!

Thanks again.
 
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Old 08-09-11, 02:10 PM
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Sheds have 4 walls, right? Oh, yeah, I forgot about the triangle sheds Post some pix so we can see what you did. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
 
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Old 08-10-11, 06:27 AM
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Lets see if this works...


 
 

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