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Old 11-18-2008, 09:15 AM   #1
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I am doing 2X3 framing in my basement. What size and type nail should I get for my pneumatic nailer???

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I am attaching risers on the back of the stairs. I think I am going to use 3/4 inch plywood. What size and type of nails should I get for that.


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Old 11-18-2008, 09:43 AM   #2
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I would use a 3" or 3-1/4" for the framing, 2-3/8" should be sufficient for 1"x risers.

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Thanks so much

Should I have the compressor set to a certain pressure?????
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Depends on the gun, wood type, etc. Try setting around 90 lbs. and adjust up or down if needed. Your gun may also have a depth adjustment on it for "fine tuning".
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Just enough pressure to slighty sink the head of the nail. The pressure setting really depends on how much hose you have extended from the compressor.

For the stair risers, I would use deck screws and drill a pilot hole with a countersink first. However, I err toward screws over nails especially on something that might encounter slight movement like walking up and down the stairs.
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O.k I will do that thanks
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Get rid of the framing nailer!!! Thats my opinion. Use at least 3 " galv. nails for framing. As for stairs.....glue it and screw it.....ALWAYS!
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Get rid of the framing nailer!!! Thats my opinion. Use at least 3 " galv. nails for framing. As for stairs.....glue it and screw it.....ALWAYS!

Screw and glue the stairs for the best result. No need to go galvanized for for nailing into anything but pressure treated lumber.

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