10d nails vs 16d

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Old 03-01-04, 09:31 AM
jetfixer
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10d nails vs 16d

Is it ok to substitute 10d nails for 16d if I increase the number of nails I use?
 
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Old 03-01-04, 09:55 PM
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It depends on the actual application. In most cases the extra number of 10D's may not be effective at a tight spacing, so using extra 10D's does not get the same strength as the 16D's.
 
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Old 03-01-04, 11:00 PM
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10d nails vs 16d

I'm nailing an elevated floor in my garage conversion. Rim joists to existing studs.
 
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Old 03-02-04, 07:22 PM
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10d is 1/2" shorter than 16d. If the code calls for 10d, then it would be enough.
 
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Old 03-02-04, 10:02 PM
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I would prefer some connecting hardware and the required nails for said hardware.
 
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Old 03-02-04, 10:54 PM
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10d nails vs 16d

Do you mean like joist hangers? I plan on nailing the rim joist (2x10) if you will, to the existing 2x4 studs on 16" centers. Then using joist hangers for the (future) floor joists.
 
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Old 03-03-04, 10:35 PM
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That sounds like a good plan, but I would use 16D nails to connect the rim joist to the studs.
 
 

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