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Old 11-03-2010, 06:17 PM   #1
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How many nails do you need on a 2x4 x8 long stud for framing?

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Four, two on each end.

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If your toe-nailing a stud into the bottom and top plates, you'll need 8. 4 in the top, 4 in the bottom. 8d or 10d.

4 Nails if you nailing through the plates before standing up a wall. 12d-16d.
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Top or sole plate to stud, end nail 2-16d (31/2" 0.135")

Stud to sole plate, toe nail 3-8d (21/2" 0.113") or
2-16d (31/2" 0.135")
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