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Old 12-20-2007, 10:03 AM   #1
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I am installing 3/4" maple strip flooring, and it is my first hardwood flooring project. I understand that the first row must be face nailed. I would like to use a pneumatic nailer, as opposed to setting each nail by hand. What type of nailer and what type of nail is recommended for this purpose? In addition to the size of the nail, is there a specific type of nail for this purpose? Thanks.

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Use the bostitch flooring nails and a PC fcn200 gun

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Shawn, your local Toronto HD rents Bostitch nailers and sells Bostitch nails. Use the 2" nails. You probably will have to brad nail(2" 18 guage) a couple of rows till you get far enough away from the wall to fit in the nailer. Face nail close to the wall so the 1/4 round will hide the nail. The next row can be brad nailed into the tongue at an angle. Many rental centres have Primatech floor nailers which are also very good. Set your compressor at around 100psi
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I find the 18 ga nails to be a little tight on holding power, I use the 16 ga flooring nails like the rest of the floor. You have a slightly larger hole to fill, but I would rather have the extra holding power. IMNTBHO
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