Need harder Staples?

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Old 12-29-08, 07:44 AM
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Need harder Staples?

Iím installing a 7/16" Mahogany floor and my staples are kinking up a lot. Iím using 1/4" x 1-1/2" Galvanized staples. A friend of mine told me that non-galvanized staples are harder. Is this true and would it hurt that they are not galvanized? Thanks for any advise.
 
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Old 12-29-08, 06:18 PM
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What are you shooting the staples with? Won't hurt if they are galvanized or not. Never heard of the strength difference in galv or non-galv.
 
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Old 12-29-08, 06:31 PM
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Doesn't 1 1/2" seem like a lot of staple for a 1/2" floor?
 
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Old 12-30-08, 05:46 AM
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Im using a High Pro flooring stapler and Im using 1-1/2" because Lowes only had 1" or 1-1/2" and the directions on the flooring say to use 1-1/8" min. I have found some non galvanized 1-1/4". Would that work better?
 
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Old 12-30-08, 04:05 PM
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Which stapler, they make several. It would help to know.
 
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The model # is AS-4090. I have it set at 70 psi.
 
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Old 12-31-08, 05:37 AM
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What pressure does the gun specify. I believe 90 psi may do the trick, if it will allow it.
 
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The manual says to set it at 70 psi. I bumped it up to about 85 then 80 psi but it was busting the tongue of the flooring.
 
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Old 12-31-08, 07:53 AM
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Hasn't been asked yet, and may not matter.....what kind of subfloor and underlay are you attaching to?

Just wondering.
 
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Sub floor is 3/4" OSB. I tried some 1-1/4 staples and that seems to have fixed the problem. I'm not sure why but it did. It could be because it is a different brand. Anyway it works so thats what I'm going to stick with. Thanks for everyones help.
 
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Old 01-13-09, 05:44 PM
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Maybe you were hitting a floor joist with those longer staples......
 
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