nail removal on fascia
I am assuming that they are also 'ring shank' nails?
Pry the fascia out slightly. Best tool for this is a 'casing bar'. It's a very flat small pry bar that causes virtually no damage to the wood surfaces if used right.
About 1/8" of space should do it. (between the fascia and the rafter tail - I assume).
Get a recipricating saw with a long metal blade. Slide the blade up and behind the fascia until you feel that you have contacted the nail. Cut the nails one at a time.
'Pop', the fascia comes off. If you have ring shank nails in the board, forget about trying to take them out.
If not ring shank, you could tap on the cut nail stub to pop the nail head out a little on the finished face side and use a pair of nail dykes to pull them out. Use a scrap piece of wood, like a shim, to protect the face of the wood.
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Last edited by AtlanticWBConst.; 10-07-2006 at 10:45 AM.