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Old 10-07-2005, 11:01 PM   #1
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T1-11/SmartSide/ air gun?


I just bought 50 sheets of a product called SmartSide 3/8 in. x 4 ft. 8 ft. 8in. oc from HomeDepot same as T1- 11
(1) I need to know what kind of air nail gun should I buy and type of nails (size)
(2) what kind of nail pattern / Nail one foot apart?
(3) Should I nail in the cut strips- every 8 inches? I was going to us my PorterCable framing nail but 2 in. nails seam too big for this job.
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Old 10-08-2005, 12:01 AM   #2
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Sorry to hear that you couldn't afford better. You will have to check with your building dept. as to nailing codes. Here, it is 6" perimeter and 12 in the field unless you are in the HWVA and then it is every 4". 3/8" would never be allowed here.

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Old 10-08-2005, 08:04 AM   #3
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If this paneling is acting as exterior wall sheathing for a house, the building code will tell you what you must use. Where I live, a 6d (2" long) nail or a 15 ga staple 1 3/8" long is required at 6" o.c. at the edges and 12" in the field. You can also use a nail .097 to .099, 1 1/2" long spaced 4" at the edges and 10" in the field. Be careful to not overdrive the nails; more than 1/16" would require additional nailing.

Smartside is OSB treated with borate to make it rot resistant and surface treated to make it weather-resistent but it must be painted. Like all OSB its edges are suseptable to irreversable swelling if wet. The edges of Smartside are specially treated for that reason but when it is cut you have a big problem. Avoid horizontal cuts. Treat and/or seal all cuts.
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Old 10-08-2005, 10:37 AM   #4
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Sorry to hear that you couldn't afford better. You will have to check with your building dept. as to nailing codes. Here, it is 6" perimeter and 12 in the field unless you are in the HWVA and then it is every 4". 3/8" would never be allowed here.
Its not a question of affording better it is living with a women of 24 years. You know if she wants it and know matter how much you try to reason, well if momma is not happy then know one is. There are a number of homes here by the lake in Ohio with T1-11 and many are very old and look great. We thought using the pre-treated and primed panels would be better or I should say she does.
Thank You and I well go with my frame nail gun and 2in. nails and prime cut edges.
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Old 10-08-2005, 07:24 PM   #5
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I know all about mama, I'm on #2 and she's not much different than #1. LOL I do draw the line when it comes to construction though.
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Since a lot of nails will be exposed you should use hot dipped galvanized or stainless steel to avoid stains later. Its cheap insurance. Good luck.

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