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Old 07-02-2016, 09:46 PM   #1
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Why are pneumatic nails shorter?

I noticed that pneumatic nails are 2 3/8 for 8d and 3 1/4 for 16d. I can find 2 1/2 nails at some places. Do the short nails satisfy building codes?


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Old 07-02-2016, 10:31 PM   #2
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Re: Why are pneumatic nails shorter?

Yes. Both meet Code, assuming you attach the right items with them.
The shorter ones are to attach Sheathing and nominal 1 inch material and the longer ones are for nailing 2 by materials.
Of course, I use Canadian Codes, but I am willing to bet that the US Codes also accept those nails.


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Re: Why are pneumatic nails shorter?

Not really his question.. He is asking why a 16p pneumatic is only 3 1/4". And I don't have an answer because when I buy 16 p gun nails they seem to be 3 1/2".....while 12p are 3 1/4
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