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ndmeier 02-18-2012 06:55 PM

Used the wrong nails.
 
So I just discovered that I bought and used the wrong nails for framing the majority of my basement. I went to pick up more nails today, knowing I needed 16d nails and I thought they looked much bigger than the ones I had at home. I used 10d 3inch nails... 2 in the top plate and 2 in the bottom plate.

What do I do now? They are walls that are against the concrete. Will the walls be strong enough or should I add a nail or do entirely new nails in them which would suck. But I just was interested in the possibilities.

Also, I feel really stupid already because I knew what to buy but some how bought the wrong thing, probably because they are labeled exterior framing nails and I switched boxes...

framer52 02-18-2012 07:09 PM

10d's are used in most new construction today. you will be fine, stop worrying. :thumbsup:

joecaption 02-18-2012 07:11 PM

8d and 10d is about all I ever use.

ndmeier 02-18-2012 07:12 PM

Awesome, so there shouldnt be any problems with inspections or anything like that? You guys are my heros. Felt like a complete ass for about an hour when I brought those other nails home.

ben's plumbing 02-18-2012 07:13 PM

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Originally Posted by ndmeier (Post 856829)
So I just discovered that I bought and used the wrong nails for framing the majority of my basement. I went to pick up more nails today, knowing I needed 16d nails and I thought they looked much bigger than the ones I had at home. I used 10d 3inch nails... 2 in the top plate and 2 in the bottom plate.

What do I do now? They are walls that are against the concrete. Will the walls be strong enough or should I add a nail or do entirely new nails in them which would suck. But I just was interested in the possibilities.

Also, I feel really stupid already because I knew what to buy but some how bought the wrong thing, probably because they are labeled exterior framing nails and I switched boxes...

10d thats ok it won't hurt a thing....as mentioned used by alot today...:yes:

framer52 02-18-2012 07:15 PM

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Originally Posted by ndmeier (Post 856846)
Awesome, so there shouldnt be any problems with inspections or anything like that? You guys are my heros. Felt like a complete ass for about an hour when I brought those other nails home.

Do you expect the inspectors to pull a nail to look at it??:no::whistling2:

joecaption 02-18-2012 07:21 PM

Only nails I've ever had them look at is hanger nails. Some inspectors look for a grade stamp on the nail.
They also look for nail count. Two nails in a stud will raise a red flag.

ndmeier 02-18-2012 07:25 PM

We I figured I could get away with it but those nails look like railroad spikes by comparison. But thanks everyone

ndmeier 02-18-2012 07:30 PM

Well I'm not sure how they could count anything since they aren't toenailled so I think ill be okay

Gary in WA 02-18-2012 11:40 PM

I hope the nails in the p.t. bottom plate are hot-dipped galvanized..... or a plastic vapor barrier under the slab at least.

Gary

ndmeier 02-18-2012 11:42 PM

They are hot dipped galvanized, I did do that part right atleast! I did research on the right ones to use but just screwed myself at the store I don't know what I was doing/thinking.


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