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Old 12-15-2008, 08:50 AM   #1
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Nailing studs to sole plates


I'm guessing galvanized nails need to be used to nail the studs to sole plate because it is pressure treated lumber. Is this correct? I can't tell if that is what framers are using or not. It is hard to tell. This is for toe nailing.

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Yes, you are correct. Get hot-dipped galvanized, not electro-galvanized.

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Correct! Definately must be hot-dipped galvanized.
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What happens if regular nails are used? Is this a major concern? I can't tell if galvanized nails were used or not.
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The ACQ treatment in the wood will eat the non-galvanized nails rather quickly (a few years or less in many cases). Definately not something to mess around with.

Most hot-dipped galvanized nails will be dull looking, almost like they've been sandblasted. If they're shiny, you're probably dealing with either "slicks" or electro-galvanized nails, neither of which are good enough.
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The ACQ treatment in the wood will eat the non-galvanized nails rather quickly (a few years or less in many cases). Definately not something to mess around with.

Most hot-dipped galvanized nails will be dull looking, almost like they've been sandblasted. If they're shiny, you're probably dealing with either "slicks" or electro-galvanized nails, neither of which are good enough.
The soles are CCA (25 - 30 years old).
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CCA is corrosive and the code requirement is still for hot-dipped, however CCA isn't nearly as corrosive as ACQ. I don't think I'd lose too much sleep over that.

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