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miamicuse 11-10-2012 08:35 PM

Hard Cut Nails
 
I have a 70s house and the furring strips were attached to the concrete block walls with hard cut nails.

How did they attach the hard cut nails through the wood to the blocks?

Was it just using brute force? Pound them in with a hammer?

DannyT 11-10-2012 09:13 PM

yep you just pound them in

GBrackins 11-10-2012 10:59 PM

wasn't that difficult, just had to make sure you hit the nail right or a corner could come flying off .....

BigJim 11-10-2012 11:52 PM

When driving that type of nail, don't hit it that last lick or it will bounce the wood back loose.

md2lgyk 11-11-2012 05:58 AM

In my experience, you need something like a driller's hammer.

hand drive 11-11-2012 08:06 AM

a smooth accurate hammer swing along with safety glasses and exact mortar joint placement is how those nails are driven. If the hard cut nails need to come out later it is somewhat better to bend and break them than to pull them...

BigJim 11-11-2012 02:13 PM

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Originally Posted by hand drive (Post 1049509)
a smooth accurate hammer swing along with safety glasses and exact mortar joint placement is how those nails are driven. If the hard cut nails need to come out later it is somewhat better to bend and break them than to pull them...

No disrespect H D, I never had any luck with a cut nail holding in the mortar joint.:) I didn't care for cut nails in blocks at all, I always used screws.

hand drive 11-11-2012 10:21 PM

screws with anchors are even better! But just starting out doing construction type work I worked on thousands of houses and did what the boss said and if it meant driving cut nails so be it.


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