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Old 08-06-2012, 08:01 AM   #1
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I notice that in just about every episode when Mike's crew does a reconstruction they use screws instead of say a nail gun.

Does anyone have any ideas why, is it code in Canada?

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napa, negative air pressure attitude .. not air pressure approved


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never noticed that. perhaps they have no worries about shear strength in CA ?
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Yes they use what looks like decking screws an episode I saw this weekend the even screwed plywood to a roof and they use screws for joining framing members.
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Yes they use what looks like decking screws an episode I saw this weekend the even screwed plywood to a roof and they use screws for joining framing members.
That's because they're all nuts.
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Sometimes in reno work screws are easier, needed. But his love for them is over the top.
Any inspector I had would pass them, but I never ever used them all the time.
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I suspect it is a code requirement there. Why else would he use exclusively use something so more expensive than nails??
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I suspect it is a code requirement there. Why else would he use exclusively use something so more expensive than nails??
No way is it code requirement anywhere for using screws when framing. Onlly screwing we do is on the decking and that's not code.
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I think its his philosophy, "do it right the 1st time". he likes to do things better so they last longer too. that would be my guess, if you have a squeaky floor because nails have come loose, you screw it down. just my .02.
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It's so the camera men don't trip over the air hoses; cameras are expensive!
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I think its his philosophy, "do it right the 1st time". he likes to do things better so they last longer too. that would be my guess, if you have a squeaky floor because nails have come loose, you screw it down. just my .02.
Using nails is the right way to do it when framing. Who says using screws is the right way and lasts longer....Mike Holmes? Yes screwing decks down is a better job ...but not for framing.
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if you have a squeaky floor because nails have come loose, you screw it down.
Not an issue as long as you didn't forget the "glue".
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Using nails is the right way to do it when framing. Who says using screws is the right way and lasts longer....Mike Holmes? Yes screwing decks down is a better job ...but not for framing.
well I am by no means an expert in construction, did it 20 yrs ago to get through school. I would think a screw would hold better, but what do I know. lol

and Joe, I would guess from your knowledge you have done this a few yrs so you certainly know better than I do.
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when framing, i suspect shear strength is more important than tensile strength.

hard to pull a nail out when you have a roof or truss + gravity bearing down.

I wonder if mh screws shingles on?

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