Wall Angles for drop ceiling


Old 10-26-06, 10:13 AM
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Wall Angles for drop ceiling

Hello, I am about to attempt the install of a drop ceiling in my finished basement. I am using the armstrong parts and am ready to start nailing the wall angles. Hopefully this is a simple question:

When it says to nail the wall angles up, what type of nails should I use? The wall angles are metal, do you think a finish nailer or brad nailer would work or should I get a different type of nails and manually nail them in? Or should I screw them?

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Old 10-26-06, 10:23 AM
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Wall angle

Do not use a finish nailer. The nail heads are not large enough.

A long roofing nail or a pan head screw should work. Hit the studs with the nails or screws.
Old 10-26-06, 10:55 AM
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I use 5d nails, but screws would also work. #8 x 1 1/2 sheetmetal screws would be a good choice. Self tappers might be even better to start the hole.
Old 10-26-06, 01:10 PM
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Great....I'm glad I asked. Thank you.

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