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Old 12-04-2010, 10:49 AM   #1
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I want to install ponderosa pine tounge/grove on the walls/cellings. 1/2 in thick boards. What type of nail gun and nails do you recomened. and where should the nails be placed?

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Old 12-04-2010, 10:52 AM   #2
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As for type of nails I am not sure to be honest but screw type nails like you use on wood flooring would be a good start.

Nail the boards through the tongs so the fasteners are hidden and you wont need to fill them.

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2" 18 ga brads work okay. Shoot 2 at each rafter/stud/joist.
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are you going over existing drywall or bare studs/ceiling joists. You can get ringshank pneumatic nails for the ceiling that would hold better. 2" if on bare wood, 2 1/2 over drywall. make sure you're hitting the joists. I assume you're going horizontal on the walls otherwise you need blocking between the studs or 1x4 nailed perpendicular across the face of them
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2" 18 ga brads work okay. Shoot 2 at each rafter/stud/joist.
I agree with jl, nails any larger will more than likely split the tongue as the T&G is only 1/2 inch thick.
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what are the widths of the boards?

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