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Old 11-10-2012, 09:35 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 11-10-2012, 10:13 PM   #2
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yep you just pound them in

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Old 11-10-2012, 11:59 PM   #3
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wasn't that difficult, just had to make sure you hit the nail right or a corner could come flying off .....
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When driving that type of nail, don't hit it that last lick or it will bounce the wood back loose.
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In my experience, you need something like a driller's hammer.
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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...
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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.
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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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