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ken33xx 03-24-2019 09:22 PM

Cutting Down Nails which Stick Out
 
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I noticed several nails sticking out from the neighbors wall. It's in the trade alley.

The house is a rental and I have yet to get in contact with the owner.

The renters don't want me to push the nails back.

I'm thinking it might be easiest to cut the nails.

Any help would be appreciated.

de-nagorg 03-24-2019 09:28 PM

Re: Cutting Down Nails which Stick Out
 
Rental: Do not touch it.

Alert the owner, tell them that this a safety hazard, someone can get cut, pierced of maimed by them.

I am a BTK AMPUTEE, because I stepped on a nail.

Got gangrene, and had to have my foot and 10" of my leg removed to stop it from spreading.

Protruding nails are a danger.

And the owner of this property is responsible for all concerned persons safety.


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lenaitch 03-24-2019 09:36 PM

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Yup, not your property. Get the tenants to contact the property owner. If it was my place to worry about, a set of lineman's pliers and a good grip would do the trick or a nail cutter (don't know how common they are now - farriers use them).


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de-nagorg 03-24-2019 09:42 PM

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If this a shared causeway, and you use it, you have the right to contact the landlord yourself.

I would cut them off with a side cutter tool.

Used to snip wiring of all kinds.


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Bud9051 03-25-2019 04:49 AM

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Does the building have a maintenance person or handyman they use regularly? You could talk to them so next time they are in the area they just snip them.

Bud

jeffmattero76 03-25-2019 06:20 AM

Re: Cutting Down Nails which Stick Out
 
Not sure if you are allowed or not, but to cut them flush get a 9 inch flexible metal cutting blade on a sawzall. You can bend the blade as you are cutting such that it rides along the wood. That will give you a flush cut. I guess you could also use the blade from a hacksaw to do the same thing.

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Yodaman 03-25-2019 06:39 AM

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I agree with contacting the landlord first. That aside, I cut nails like this with a small right angle grinder with a thin cut off wheel. It trims flush and removes the burr too.

Bondo 03-25-2019 06:33 PM

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Ayuh,...... That's My "Go To" tool for such things,... ^^^^^

de-nagorg 03-25-2019 10:01 PM

Re: Cutting Down Nails which Stick Out
 
My variable speed DREMEL with the Cutoff Wheel, would cut very well also.


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Domo 03-27-2019 03:47 PM

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It's NOT YOUR PROPERTY.

If you touch it, you assume responsibility and associated liability.

Notify the landlord and owner in writing.

ken33xx 03-31-2019 06:50 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Domo (Post 5802225)
It's NOT YOUR PROPERTY.

If you touch it, you assume responsibility and associated liability.

Notify the landlord and owner in writing.

Will do.

Thanks.

Oso954 04-01-2019 01:24 PM

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Quote:

or a nail cutter (don't know how common they are now - farriers use them).
They are still available. They are sold under various names, hoof nipper, shoe puller, end cutting nipper, farrier pliers, horse shoeing pliers, etc.

Here is an example from Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/Tough-Heavy-D...77C23387QY6H64

They are also great for pulling headless nails, once you develope a touch for it. When you first try it, you often clip the nail rather than pulling it.

de-nagorg 04-01-2019 04:25 PM

Re: Cutting Down Nails which Stick Out
 
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Originally Posted by Oso954 (Post 5805273)
They are still available. They are sold under various names, hoof nipper, shoe puller, end cutting nipper, farrier pliers, horse shoeing pliers, etc.

Here is an example from Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/Tough-Heavy-D...77C23387QY6H64

They are also great for pulling headless nails, once you develope a touch for it. When you first try it, you often clip the nail rather than pulling it.

A remedy for the accidental clipping of the nail.

Get a triangle file, use it on the center of the cutting heads, to make matching V notches. not too deep, just enough.

This creates a great puller of headless nails, as well as ones that have broken off or the head has came off.


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Calson 04-10-2019 05:34 PM

Re: Cutting Down Nails which Stick Out
 
Simplest approach is to take a hammer and bend the nails down and flatten them against the wall. It would take less than 5 minutes.

If you have a grinder or cut-of tool then a cutting wheel would cut the nails off flush.


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