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Fiber Cement Siding - Nailing butt joints?


I finished an 8ft x 24ft wall this week in my off time. Looks wonderful execpt for some of the corners on the butt joints aren't tight against the house.

What nail or system do I use to make these tighter and even against the house?

I've been underside nailing them.

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I finished an 8ft x 24ft wall this week in my off time. Looks wonderful execpt for some of the corners on the butt joints aren't tight against the house.

What nail or system do I use to make these tighter and even against the house?

I've been underside nailing them.


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You need to face nail the butt joints and where siding meets the corners, windows, etc. I'd use 7d ring shank siding nails for that.
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Thats what im using now execpt im nailing underneath the 1.25" overlay

7d hot dipped galvanized ring shank coil nails

Should I predrill and hand nail it for going threw the overlap+face?
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So should I predrill and hand nail threw 2 layers or just turn the depth a little on the nailer.
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So should I predrill and hand nail threw 2 layers or just turn the depth a little on the nailer.
You need to nail through both pieces about 3/4-1" up from the bottom edge. I hand nail it. You can per-drill if it you want but it's not necessary most of the time.

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