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Old 07-23-2009, 11:52 AM   #1
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Hello,

Does anyone have source for these nails, preferably in hot dip galvanized?

Do they even exist, or are they like Unicorns?

If I understand correctly, they come with one of the versions of Snow Country ridge vent (of course that is the version I could not find locally). But only enough nails to put the ridge vent on, not enough for all the cap shingles.

Thanks for any advice you can provide.

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Old 07-23-2009, 02:01 PM   #2
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Try Maze nails.

http://www.mazenails.com/

You don't have to use the Ring Shank for the vent or the cap shingles.

I get both 2 1/2" and 3" Roofing nails from my roofing supply houses.

Try ABC Building Products.

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Old 07-24-2009, 09:34 AM   #3
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Thank you Ed the Roofer.

I called maze and they are very nice and are willing to ship me a 5 lb box of 3" ring shanks ( R-159-A). I already have a bag of the non ring shank 3" hot dip galvanized from a local lumberyard.

So now I will be all set no matter how anal-retentive I am feeling.

Thank you for your help!
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most siding places carry 3''ers not ringshank tho,what are ya using them for Buzz?
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Hello tomstruble,
The GAF cobra snow country vent instructions recommend 3" ring shank nails for the vent and for the cap shingles.

As you say, I can find 3" roofing nails locally in hot dip galvanized, but not in ring shank.

Maybe I will go with the 3.5 inch 3/16 tapcons I have lots of boxes of for the vent itself, and then use the non-ring-shank 3" hot dip galvanized for the cap shingles.

I think my real problem is that I don't know what is important and what is not, so I tend to overdo everything.

And when experts tell me something is not needed, I always think to myself that if I did it anyway it would be "better"

The trials and tribulations of being obsessive compulsive, I guess.
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And when experts tell me something is not needed, I always think to myself that if I did it anyway it would be "better"

The trials and tribulations of being obsessive compulsive, I guess.
I can relate to that, to the point of sacrificing profit to obtain near perfection, but alas, I have tempered that down with employees, to realize that good enough is actually good enough.

When I was on the roof all day long, it never was, but if I tried to run other people that way, no one would remain.

By the way, my version of good enough is probably most contractors version of slapping themselves on the back for their best job done.

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When I was on the roof all day long, it never was, but if I tried to run other people that way, no one would remain.
I wonder if it would be cool having all obsessive compulsive employees, or if they would argue with each other about which method of work was "best".

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