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Old 10-11-2008, 01:27 AM   #1
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Do I use 8d galvanized ring shank or the twist ones?

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My Suggestion: 8d Hot Dipped Galvanized ringshanks.

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Good choice! suggested from above.
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anything wrong with twist? is there code on this? just curious.... ringshanks are a real bytch to remove if needed down the line.

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Typically, if it's difficult to take apart means it was put together correctly to begin with but if you need to get them out, nail nippers usually do the job.
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you mean nip the heads off? whenever i try to pull one, it takes out big chunks on the way! lol

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Not to nip the heads off, but to grab the shank of the nail and pull it out. Something like the Husky sold at HD.
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Twist nails are not for framing applications and are better used in securing deck boards. 8D ring shanks will work well for securing the fascia if it isn't too thick. If it is thicker, go with a longer ring shank to get good penetration into the rafter tail.
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Thanks for the replies guys...
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If you are in Florida use screws, nails (all kinds) glue, straps and wire and put in GPS tracking so that you can find it after the hurricane has passed.
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If you are in Florida use screws, nails (all kinds) glue, straps and wire and put in GPS tracking so that you can find it after the hurricane has passed.
I'm in Kansas...we get tornadoes here. What brand GPS?
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I'm in Kansas...we get tornadoes here. What brand GPS?
Doesn't matter cause it won't be in Kansas anymore Toto! Couldn't resist.
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Hurricane schmurricane. You can build a house to resist a hurricane. You cannot build a house to resist a tornado (unless it is solid concrete or an underground bunker). Here in Kansas, we build houses to resist hurricane-force peripheral winds that happen a half-mile away from a tornado.
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Hurricane schmurricane. You can build a house to resist a hurricane. You cannot build a house to resist a tornado (unless it is solid concrete or an underground bunker). Here in Kansas, we build houses to resist hurricane-force peripheral winds that happen a half-mile away from a tornado.
Yea, and hurricanes get all the press.

Tornado's are much more violent and have much higher winds. It is not uncommon to see 200+ mph winds.

Plus you can't plan for a tornado and move to another state till it's over.

The negative pressure is what does on most homes. The positive pressure that comes in at ground level then rushes up towards the negative pressure at the higher levels and taking anything it can with it.

When I was 16 in Minnesota I was coming back from a dance with my buddy. We saw a tornado come right at us. I pulled off the road into a ditch and we crawled under the car. It came within a 100 yards of us and I'm here to tell you, I was scared.

The wind was incredible and the noise was something I will never forget. Once it was gone it was real quiet.

From the information I know now it was a class 1 more than likely. Just a small one. I can't imagine what a big one is like.

Here's a question for you. Why don't codes require a storm shelter for al; homes including and especially modular homes??? I remember when they required tie downs but that just isn't enough from where I sit.
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Ya meant those 2 acre tubular kinda silo underground critters out there?
Aint never heard of a tornado hurtin them

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