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LP Smartside Lap Siding - Nailing Question?


Hello All,

I am looking into using the LP Smartside Lap Siding, first learned about it here on the site and wanted to ask a couple questions.

It appears to me that it goes up some what similar to the Hardie lap siding.

Except the LP has a set distance by the looks of it.

What size nail would you guys use?

Going to be 2 x 4 - 16'' o.c. with 7/16'' structual OSB and then Tyvek then Siding

With the Hardie used a 2 3/8 R.S. HDG Nail - Would you guys recommend the same???

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Hello All,

I am looking into using the LP Smartside Lap Siding, first learned about it here on the site and wanted to ask a couple questions.

It appears to me that it goes up some what similar to the Hardie lap siding.

Except the LP has a set distance by the looks of it.

What size nail would you guys use?

Going to be 2 x 4 - 16'' o.c. with 7/16'' structual OSB and then Tyvek then Siding

With the Hardie used a 2 3/8 R.S. HDG Nail - Would you guys recommend the same???
Should work perfect. You may already know this, don't bury the nails. It's better to light set the nail and finish with the hammer if need be. It's a durable product, takes a nail real well. The web site offers some installation tips under procedures. You may want to glance through it before you get started. Have fun!

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Should work perfect. You may already know this, don't bury the nails. It's better to light set the nail and finish with the hammer if need be. It's a durable product, takes a nail real well. The web site offers some installation tips under procedures. You may want to glance through it before you get started. Have fun!

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Kevin - Thank You!

I will go read it all in all.

Yes, I make an effort to not set the nails in, actually I really make sure they are not sunk and have a helper or someone come behind me and nail them in

I have not read the instruction yet, but with the Hardie I have the siding gauges made by Pac Tool

Do you know if there is anything like this, I am going to look up and see if I can use the same gauge set up

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