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Old 10-26-2013, 12:02 PM   #1
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Next spring I am planning on replacing the porch overhead/ceiling with 3/8" beadboard at seen at Home Depot. I have a 16 gauge finish nailer and was wondering if the head on those finish nails would hold the stuff reliably or should I be looking for a different nailer. I also have a full round head framer I know would hold but seems like a bit of overkill not to mention the patchwork.
Any suggestions or am I good to go?

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Old 10-26-2013, 12:16 PM   #2
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Narrow crown pneumatic staple gun with 1-1/4 staples.
If you do it the right way with T & G strips you can nail right into the tongue just like you would when laying a hardwood floor, or even face nail. The holes are so small there easy to patch.

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Old 10-26-2013, 12:42 PM   #3
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Narrow crown pneumatic staple gun with 1-1/4 staples.
If you do it the right way with T & G strips you can nail right into the tongue just like you would when laying a hardwood floor, or even face nail. The holes are so small there easy to patch.
Good thought Joe, I do have a narrow crown stapler. Thanks, hadn't thought of that.
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If it is wood I would suggest sealing it front, back, edges, and ends before installing, it could cup on you if not. Stay away from the tempered Masonite type, for out side it will look really bad in short order. JMHO
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All the ones I've done in the past 5 years I used beaded PVC. NO PAINTING!!
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If it is wood I would suggest sealing it front, back, edges, and ends before installing, it could cup on you if not. Stay away from the tempered Masonite type, for out side it will look really bad in short order. JMHO
I hear you there Jim. Exterior trim I usually prime all 6 faces and at least one coat of topcoat before installing. Then it is just a matter of patching nail holes and spotting.
Joe - I haven't seen any PVC bead board at my local Home Depot (local equals 70 mile round trip) so I guess it isn't available to me.
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You would have to go to a real lumber yard or siding supply for it.
http://www.certainteed.com/products/vinyl-siding/soffit
I also use there vinyl cove moulding.
It's made so there's a slot for the soffit to slide into and the bottom part fits tight against the side walls.
It's not a normal vinyl cove that's solid.

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