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cambishop 08-08-2011 08:42 AM

Tongue and groove porch flooring
 
I am going to be laying down new tongue and groove flooring on my porch, ya know the kind with the littel bead in the middle that you find on old houses. I was wondering what size nails to put in my nail gun to nail through the tongue?
Thanks guys!

TrapperL 08-08-2011 10:00 AM

If you were blind nailing down by hand the nail size would be a 6 casing galvanized nail. That nail is 2" long.

Ron6519 08-08-2011 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by cambishop (Post 702817)
I am going to be laying down new tongue and groove flooring on my porch, ya know the kind with the littel bead in the middle that you find on old houses. I was wondering what size nails to put in my nail gun to nail through the tongue?
Thanks guys!

Prime all the sides of the flooring, before you install it.
Are you sure this beaded wood is flooring? Beaded wood is usually used on walls and ceilings and is too soft for flooring.

Maintenance 6 08-08-2011 02:15 PM

Tongue and groove porch flooring is often straight grained red fir (if you can even find it anymore). Beaded boards are normally some kind of pine. Wouldn't work very well for a floor. Exposed to the weather it will rot away in no time.

troubleseeker 08-14-2011 11:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cambishop (Post 702817)
I am going to be laying down new tongue and groove flooring on my porch, ya know the kind with the littel bead in the middle that you find on old houses. I was wondering what size nails to put in my nail gun to nail through the tongue?
Thanks guys!

Beaded t&g is not used for flooring, it is used for ceiling or walls.

I only use 15ga stainless nails for porch decking. 16ga don't have enough holding power, and "galvinized" gun nails will be corroded away in less than 2 years.

The best is still genuine hot dipped 6d hand nails IMO, but extremely labor intensive.

hcraig50 08-22-2012 05:57 PM

Prime it how?
 
What would I use to prime it?

thanks

joecaption 08-22-2012 08:14 PM

Also how thick is it, real flooring will be at least 3/4, the better stuff is 5/4 (1")
Beaded used on walls and ceilings will most often be only 1/2".

Main reasons bead is not used for flooring is it would be a real pain to sweep off and when it rains the water can lay in the beads, which expose the grain leading to rot.

Duckweather 08-24-2012 09:56 PM

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Originally Posted by hcraig50 (Post 994180)
What would I use to prime it?

thanks

Primer of course. Best I have used is PrimeZ or Gripper.


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