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bluefitness 12-07-2008 07:25 PM

Type of nails for exterior trim
 
The siding looks like this.

http://www.home-improvement-tip.com/...yl_battens.jpg

The cedar trim is placed 16" oc. The siding is just 8x4 sheets of plywood type wood. The trim is just used to cover the seams and nails. Can I use 2" galvanized finish nails? I do have 2 1/2" galvanized ring shank nails. It was originally fastened with spiral nails.

Termite 12-07-2008 08:21 PM

8d ring shank galvanized nails should be used to fasten the sheets of siding to the studs. That's a code requirement. The same 8d's will suffice for fastening the cedar 1x as well.

bluefitness 12-07-2008 09:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thekctermite (Post 195273)
8d ring shank galvanized nails should be used to fasten the sheets of siding to the studs. That's a code requirement. The same 8d's will suffice for fastening the cedar 1x as well.

Yeah, I knew about the siding. I wasn't sure if I could get by with the trim boards. The nails in the trim become visible after a few years.


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