Repair Wood Fence - General DIY Discussions - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Repair > General DIY Discussions

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-09-2010, 04:38 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Repair wood fence


Hello,

I am planning to do yourself replace wood fence. I wanted to buy a nail gun for it for the job but not sure what to buy. There are so many online articles on different job requires different nail gun and so forth. Looking at my existing fence, the nail type looks like galvanize round top nail. What type of nail gun and nail should I need for this type of job? I do have an 90 psi air compressor.

Advertisement

tran1267 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2010, 08:04 PM   #2
Household Handyman
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Albany, Ga.
Posts: 2,299
Rewards Points: 1,050
Default

Repair wood fence


I'll not try to talk you out of buying a nail gun, they are worth their weight in gold when needed. BUT-before you do go buy one ask yourself a few questions: How much is it going to cost me to buy even a decent nail gun to do this fence? Do I really have another use for this gun within a reasonable future, to justify spending the monies on it now? How many nails are you actually going to be putting in with this fence repair project, and again: is it feasible to make this purchase and just hang up the gun for some unknown time period? Nail guns are like many other air operated tools, once they are used they will have some moisture, some oil from the compressor (if lubed compressor), and some foreign materials get into them unless you go purchase an expensive filter system. When you hang up the gun these foreign materials will go to work inside your gun creating rust and sticking up the moving parts (ask how I really know). The O-rings in these guns do not like foreign materials, at all. I do own three nails guns, use them on the job(s) often, and try very hard to remember to take them in the shop where the compressed air is very clean to blow them out. I run a bit of 5W non-detergent oil into them before storage also. What I am suggesting is to justify the expense of the gun purchase vs. driving an unknown number of nails at this time, and consider if you will need it again in the near future. David

Advertisement

Thurman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2010, 08:52 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Repair wood fence


Hello Thurman,

Good point. I would only use it once a year. Since you have address this, I would probably go and rent it instead. What nail gun type should I ask for from the rental?
tran1267 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2010, 09:47 AM   #4
Member
 
gmhammes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 476
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Repair wood fence


I don't know if you can rent a paslode but for a fence it would be nice not to drag hoses around!
gmhammes is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Radio Fence Pet Fence Repair Wrangler08 General DIY Discussions 3 01-01-2011 02:25 PM
had to break down a door, how to repair splintered wood around lock area? mxyplizk Carpentry 17 06-09-2009 09:42 AM
Wood Fence Gates BenJoeM Landscaping & Lawn Care 3 06-03-2009 01:40 PM
How strong are fence posts? Suggestions? Thoughts? johnluk Building & Construction 8 06-01-2009 08:37 PM
Wood Door Repair dwtow Carpentry 6 11-28-2007 08:33 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts