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Old 12-12-2012, 01:07 PM   #1
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This is a very simple question I believe, but, Im new to this stuff and typically get caught up in the details.

I recently installed a storm door but because I have no brick mold (rather the foam, stucco) trim around my door, I had to notch that out and install over this. It turned out really well, but, the #8 1-in. screws wouldn't do the trick when installing the frame due to the foam I had to go over. I had some 3-in drywall screws that I used in the interim just to get the thing hung. Now, my question, I want to replace the drywall screws (since they will rust) with #8 3-in. screws. Should these be sheet metal screws or wood screws?

Are either of these fine:

http://www.fastenal.com/web/products...ex?sku=0171825

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http://www.mcmaster.com/#pull-out-re...screws/=kka6vn

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Don't see a real difference in either. Tomato...tomatoe...

I know there are some purist that will say that is wrong but get a pan head stainless regardless.

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Pan head would look the best, Stainless is a soft metal so I would predill a pilot hole to make sure the heads did not cam out on you.
Most wood screws will have a flat head and look like poop.
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Assuming it is an aluminum door they come with aluminum screws. You can use stainless or aluminum in the appropriate length but never galvanized. Aluminum, zinc, and water do not go together over time.
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Pan head would look the best, Stainless is a soft metal so I would predill a pilot hole to make sure the heads did not cam out on you.
Most wood screws will have a flat head and look like poop.
This. Panhead or hex head.
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Odd--I work part-time for Fastenal. Guess which screw I would recommend? Pre-drilling for the SS screws is a very good idea. Yes, Stainless Steel screws are softer than most other screws--Believe it or not.
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Odd--I work part-time for Fastenal. Guess which screw I would recommend? Pre-drilling for the SS screws is a very good idea. Yes, Stainless Steel screws are softer than most other screws--Believe it or not.
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