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Old 02-11-2012, 11:32 PM   #1
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Some fellows doing repairs in my bathroom were using these things called deck nails. The shanks of the nails had these wavy serrations all the way up and down, probably to hold better.
I've never used them. Are they better than regular nails? Are they harder to drive in? I find regular 3.5" nails to be enough work driving in.

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I've never heard of "deck nails" could be spiral shank or ring shank nails.
http://www.stainless-fasteners.com/commons.htm
See if they looked like the nail on the left.


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No they don't. They have distinct, widely spaced spirals going down. The shanks looks like it is decorated.
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Sounds like the nails I used about twenty years ago when I built my deck and used them on the deck boards they were about 3" long with wavy lines going from the point to the head and when you hammered them in they kind of turned clockwise. So far every one of the nails have held and not one of them popped up.
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I typically use hot dip, twist shank nails with the adhesive on them for decks.

Not really necessary indoors. Probably the only nails in the truck.

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