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Old 04-16-2016, 05:18 PM   #1
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Hardwood floor nails


I'm just about to start my hardwood floor install and was wondering if I had to use 16 gauge brad nails or can I use 18 gauge?
My floor stapler won't reach the first row or 2 and I need to use my brad nailer but I have the 18 gauge bard gun not the 16. Thanks
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You don't "need" to use your Brad nailer. You COULD use construction adhesive on the first couple of rows....and drill pilot holes and bang in numb 8 finish or flooring nails and then counts ink them....and fill..and they will disappear. Ron
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A brad nailer would be useless.
To small a gauge, and no heads.
Nails are counter sunk, not counts inked.
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