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Old 10-29-2011, 10:35 AM   #1
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Lvl beams have a nailing pattern could you tell me what the pattern is?

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Old 10-29-2011, 10:40 AM   #2
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Lvl beams have a nailing pattern could you tell me what the pattern is?
http://www.westfraser.com/products/L...6.06_FINAL.pdf

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Old 10-29-2011, 12:24 PM   #3
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whenever possible go with teh manufacturers specs. more often than not i either go rows of 5 spikes 12 o.c using hand spikes not gun spikes... hand spikes are heavier gauge and they will actually sink. most framing guns cant sink spikes in lvl because of how hard it is plus the hand spikes will draw it together
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Yeah -
Hand spikes -
Sometimes we use "clamps" - of some sort.

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They don't HAVE to be hand nailed. It depends what type of gun you have. If a few nails don't sink....that's what you use your hammer for. I've never nailed lvl's by hand.

Also..I always glue lvl's together.
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sorry ,should have mentioned im in canada the lvl we get is hard as a rock. ive used a bunch of different framing guns on lvl and nothing has sunk. used paslode, paslode impulse, porter cable, dewalt, old school hitachi (high quality) and ridgid.. some say max nailers sink no problem. i believe its the diffence in quality of the wood. 50% of canada's lumber gets sent to the states.. and we never see american lumber soo
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Depends upon the size of LVL... I've seen LVL from 5.5" - 18"... Refer to the specs from the designer because I've seen different specs on the same size material. More information is necessary.

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