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Old 02-28-2013, 11:36 PM   #31
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ok whew. Ok so from all of this; 10d(3"), 10 gauge(.131) Smooth framing nails. Got it!

Same size but galvanized for treated lumber right?
Yes, that is correct.

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Old 03-03-2013, 01:33 PM   #32
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Thanks for all the help guys. My cousin already has a 4 gallon air compressor that runs 2.8 SCFM at 90 psi.
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...a#.UTOTRBy1k60

Will that be ok to use with;

http://www.harborfreight.com/air-too...html?hftref=cj
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:53 PM   #33
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So all the nail guns I've looked at and wanted use clipped nails instead of full round. Does this matter when framing non load bearing walls? Will clipped nails be totally fine for this? Thanks.
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clipped head nails arent accepted in many regions now because they dont hold nearly as well as a full head
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It must be ok in my region because every framing nailer at my local home depot is for clipped nails.
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clipped head nails are especially not as good for sheathing applications. walls and such where mid nail span shear is more important the clipped heads do not matter as much.
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So for standard stud framing on non load bearing walls. Will clipped heads do the job well?
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sure, add a few more nails per piece to compensate...
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Gotcha. I'm having a harder time finding clipped head galvanized nails though, know of a place? Need 10 gauge, 3".
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clipped head nails are especially not as good for sheathing applications. walls and such where mid nail span shear is more important the clipped heads do not matter as much.
Sorry what do you mean by mid nail span shear?
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For a simple basement remodel they will be fine.
Where they come into play is in hurricane or earth quake prone areas for roofing and sheathing.
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Sorry what do you mean by mid nail span shear?

where the shear pressure goes across the width of the nail and not the length of the nail where pull out happens.
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The wall will have a little weight attached to it in the from of a shelf for speakers, receiver, bluray player, etc. Will also be framing out a door as well to kind of give you guys a better idea of my project. I actually found a round head nailer sort of in my budget but can only order online so will have to wait 5-6 days. Sorry to keep asking, I just want to make sure i'm doing it the best I can. Should I wait for the round head nailer or just get the clipped head nailer so I can start sooner.
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clipped head nailers are on the way out the door like vhs, I'd wait and get a full head nailer. if you do another project years into the future you might not find clipped head nails available

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