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Nail Size Chart
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Re: Nail Size Chart By  Garth Dreger PE

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12/12/2003 8:22:00 AM

For a small chart see [URL=http://www.strongtie.com/ftp/bulletins/T-NAILGUIDE02-R.pdf]http://www.strongtie.com/ftp/bulletins/T-NAILGUIDE02-R.pdf[/URL]


Re: Nail Size Chart By  maniac

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12/12/2003 8:26:00 AM





Re: Nail Size Chart By  twoshot

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12/12/2003 8:31:00 AM

Thanx printed it out Know theres a good one out there just cant remember where ?


Re: Nail Size Chart By  Paul Sweet

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12/12/2003 8:43:00 AM

One problem is that common nails aren''t really common anymore! This was the subject of an article by John Coil, a Structural Engineer in California, that I read several years ago. Most nails sold now are sinkers or box nails, which have a smaller diameter than common nails and may be shorter, therefore they aren''t as strong. The Simpson Strong-Tie chart shows how 16d sinkers are shorter and smaller diameter than 16d commons.

Verify the type nail, as well as the size, with the structural engineer. You might have to use more nails if he designed for common nails and all you can buy are sinkers.


Re: Nail Size Chart By  Garth Dreger PE

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12/12/2003 10:23:00 AM

The NDS 1997 section 12.1.1 and NDS 2001 section 11.1.5 both state "Nail specifications for engineered construction
shall include the minimum lengths and diameters for the nails..."


Re: Nail Size Chart By  cbi2

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12/15/2003 8:08:00 AM

While certain size common nails may not be available at Home Depot or the like, they are readily available at any decent supplier. Just about all Simpson hardware applications for wood framing specifies the use of common nails.


Re: Nail Size Chart By  tsmith

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12/15/2003 12:11:00 PM

Paul, speaking of the general cheapening up of stuff, have you noticed that it isn''t actually 15# (15 pound) felt anymore? It''s #15 (number 15).

The 15 and 30 used to signify the weight of asphalt in the felt. Now they don''t. They''re arbitrary numbers signifying what the felt paper manufacturers have convinced the standards writers is good enough.

Fine Homebuilding had a short piece on this a while back. Bottom line, as I recall, #15 felt has about 10 or 12 pounds of asphalt per roll, while #30 is a little better than 20 pounds. If you want at least 15 "pound" felt nowadays, you need to buy "number" 30.


Re: Nail Size Chart By  codeyman

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1/12/2004 11:05:00 PM

Nail sizes can be found from this table (from CodeBuddy building code software, [URL=http://www.codebuddy.com]www.codebuddy.com[/URL]


[This message has been edited by codeyman (edited 01-13-2004).]


Re: Nail Size Chart By  cac706

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1/22/2004 8:36:00 PM

Our company has spent a great deal of time on the issue of nails. ?Common? nails were very rare on the job site. They are making a come back, but they still are less than 5% of all the nails manufactured. We have found that ?Box? nails can only be found at Home Depot.

The other issue with nails is the shank diameter. The governing text for nail manufacturing allows for the wire used to make nails to be within .004?. To save money, the nail manufactures will purchase smaller wire. I have found that a 16d short is noted as having a shank diameter of .131?. However, most of them have a shank diameter of .128?.

Halsteel has a good website with information on nail sizes and a nail identification system called Trackers. The Trackers? table notes a 16d box, but only because it is listed in the code. Last I knew, Halsteel didn?t even make this nail. [URL=http://www.halsteel.com/trackers.html]www.halsteel.com/trackers.html[/URL]

[This message has been edited by cac706 (edited 01-22-2004).]


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