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DangerMouse 05-13-2010 01:01 PM

Are 10d twist nails OK for interior wall framing?
Yes? No? Just curious, they would be better in my case.



md2lgyk 05-14-2010 10:41 AM

Framing generally requires 16d sinkers, not the "twist" nails. Those actually tend to back out over time.

DangerMouse 05-14-2010 10:52 AM

Thanks.... is there code on this anywhere?


Daniel Holzman 05-14-2010 12:15 PM

Massachusetts building code has a set of tables specifying minimum nail size and spacing for framing in the appendix. Your local building code may have a similar table.

Gary in WA 05-14-2010 08:34 PM

Be safe, Gary

mrgins 05-15-2010 04:15 PM

Code or no code, they'd actually work as far as nailing plates to studs or plates to plates. 10d are 3", 16d are 3 1/2". Two plates together are 3" and when nailing a plate to a stud, 1 1/2" would penetrate the stud as opposed to 2" with a 16d nail. All you need is enough to hold the stud in place and stop it twisting. I never use twist nails. If I have a need to use them, I use screws.
Having said all that, I'd still use 16d sinkers for general framing.

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