I've always used 6d 2" galvanized nails for house sheathing. Some guys I know think the 6d are overkill for 1/2" and 5/8" ply and use 4d 1 1/2". Aren't they a little too small??
I'm just a volunteer with Habitat here in Denver so that's my entire building experience but here's what they use on their houses.
7/16" OSB for the sheathing the walls and 8d common nails.
I'm not a pro builder, just a long-time DIYer, and I've always used twisted galvanized 8d siding nails no matter what the siding.
2006 IBC code
2006 IBC code. Table 2304.9.1:
Using 8d common or 6d deformed
(Placed) 6" o.c. at edges
(placed) 12" o.c. at intermediate supports
Using 2" 16ga. Staples
(placed) 4" o.c. at edges
(placed) 8" o.c. at intermediate supports
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