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Old 02-18-2010, 07:18 AM   #1
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I am in southern MA. I had a deck built 2 years ago using 3x3/4" fir decking. The contractor used a ss finished nail, and air gun to put the decking down. The nails are lifting of course. What is the best bay to repair this deck? Would use ss nails or no-split screws?
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alot of times what looks to be nail lift is material shrinkage, srews better

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screws screws screws or get the spiral nails there supose to never back out
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Use Stainless Steel Trim Head Screws. Dependant on the deck material and it's current condition, you may have to pre-drill, to avoid splitting.
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