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Old 04-28-2011, 05:45 PM   #1
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Putting up 1x4 trim on the outside of the house what nail size can I use?? Think I want to use a nail gun to make it quick. I have an 18 gauge nailer that fits up to 2" nails, I googled if it would work and some say yes, other say no?? I dont want to spend a fortune on a nail gun as this is probably the only time I would use it, so I think I will probably just get something cheap from Harbor Freight.

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2 inch nails would probably, be OK - galvanized!!
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For exterior trim exposed to the elements, I only use 15 ga, with ss nails. Work that is protected, such as under a porch, is ok with 16 ga "galvanized".
After a couple of years in an exposed setting, these 16 ga are just about completed corroded away.

Of course I am highly anal retentive .
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I dont want to sound totally stupid, but if I plan on caulking over them and then painting over that, does that still consider them as exposed?
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7d SS ring shank siding nails. You want a head on your siding/trim nails. Why would you calk over them?
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everything is caulked over now, i figured thats just how it was done

Sounds like I need a new nail gun then..
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everything is caulked over now, i figured thats just how it was done

Sounds like I need a new nail gun then..

I never gun nail siding trim or exposed nailed lap siding.
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you know I think you talked me out of it haha! I only have to trim around 3 windows and 1 door and 6 corners, why I am being so lazy haha!
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use 8 Galvanized. Do you have a hammer?

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