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Old 05-10-2009, 02:01 AM   #1
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i've got my 3 1/2 framing nails and they are 3 mm thick.my question is are they thick enough for framing the walls .advice me please!

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Moja, yes the nails are thick enough for framing but why did you get them so long, 3 inches would have been plenty long for regular framing.

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jiju1943, moja is in a seismic zone in Romania. moja, you probably should have posted in your previous thread just to avoid any confusion California uses 3 1/2" x .162", which I believe is closer to 4mm. Not very many guns will handle that nail, though. Bostitch has one, I'm not sure of the model #. Have you looked into hold downs and tie plates yet? Reinforcement of your connections is just as important, if not more so, than nail size.
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I am sorry, I didn't know where he lived. I am use to the code in Tennessee. I guess I should have asked first. Thanks for letting me know.

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If I converted right the 3mm nails are 0.118" thick. That diameter might be suitable for attaching sheathing but is a little small for framing lumber. Since they are 3 1/2" long you might still be able to use it but you'll need to use more nails at each connection.

In your other post you mentioned you were going to use 6/2 timber. I don't know what size that is. Did you mean what we call 2x6 in the US (which actually is 1 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches)? Let us know the dimensions of the lumber you are using. In the meanwhile I'll look for a nailing schedule.
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Here is a nailing schedule that is accepted in most areas of the U.S. You should be able to use the seismic information to figure out a nailing schedule for your project in Romania.
http://www.icc-es.org/reports/pdf_fi...e=ESR-1539.pdf

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