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  1. Roofing/Siding
    Hi. I got my roof replaced recently. They used Owens Corning Duration shingles with a "SureNail" strip. The instructions on the package say to use 4 or 6 nails with a 1" then 12" pattern from each side. |--1"--12"-------12"--1"--| When I did a spot check, the nails are all over the place. There...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    Hi Everyone I am new to the group and a novice DIY'er. I am seeing nails popping out if the walls and ceiling from the upstairs of my home. I living in a fully dormered cape. The house was dormered in 1990. Original construction 1950. I've seen some videos and read up on it but WOW they...
  3. Painting
    what is best way fill the nail on new molding installation some nail heads are sticking out - can use nail punch but at times it slides and could damage the molding it self also there are joints in molding - crown / base / shoe which needs to be covered specially avoid shrinkage in winter...
  4. Flooring
    I'm about to install ~650 sq ft of 3/4 inch hickory (prefinished) upstairs (and on the stairs). When I pulled the carpet, I found 9 inch (presumably) asbestos tiles that look to be the original home flooring (built in 1965). I've seen the subfloor from underneath during a ceiling replacement...
  5. Carpentry
    Greetings, DIYer designing and building a small cabin using 2X stick construction. For various parts of the framing i need to build up beams from two 2X's nailed together. The 2009 IRC NJE nailing schedule calls out the use of a 3" nail when building up headers out of 2Xs...
  6. Flooring
    I am looking for advice on what to use to install my flooring. I have about 600 square feet of maple (inch thick, not 3/4) and will eventually have another 350 sq ft of floor as well. The 350 will be modern stuff, so will be 3/4 most likely. I will be getting unfinished hard wood, not...
  7. Carpentry
    Hey, Im building a vocal recording booth out of an old cupboard and im having trouble removing the shelf - its got a nail every inch the entire way around the cupboard and they have been driven into the wood and filled with putty so im interested to know if there is a certain way that i can...
  8. Flooring
    Hi all, I just have a quick question if it's ok to use cleat nails instead of brad nails to nail down old pine floorboards? The boards are an inch thick and the nails I have are 2 inches long. I'm thinking of drilling a small pilot hole for each nail as the boards are very dry to prevent...
  9. Building & Construction
    We finished floor and sub floor and now Please tell us nails we should use on wall frame as well as on roll roofing. I have been told 16d common for wall framing ...correct me if am wrong... Two of the four walls will have dimensional lumber 2x4 at 16" center and other two will have pressure...
  10. General DIY Discussions
    we had to glue wood onto the walls in our rented property to put up pictures and a mirror. we used 'hard as nails' to stick the wood on then put nails in it. now we are moving out i dont know how to get the wood off with out damaging the walls! PLEASE HELP!!!
  11. Building & Construction
    I'm just about to put cedar clapboard on my house. I'm having trouble sorting out what my best option for nails is though. Stainless steel seems to be the best bet, but a fairly expensive. I'm wondering if anyone knows of any products (shellac, etc) that could be applied over the wood if we used...
  12. Building & Construction
    I'm installing Ply-Bead beadboard panels (essentially 1/2" plywood with beads cut into it) in my bathroom. Going from floor to ceiling, not half-wall. Started installing with 4d box nails but I think they might pop out over time, and I'm having a hard time countersinking them properly (need a...
  13. Roofing/Siding
    Hi, I'm new here with my first post and know little about roofs. We just had our roof replaced, and I have two main questions. #1) I could peer into the ridge vent not far behind the slats and see the nails holding it down. Is this okay? Do I need to be concerned about rusting or leaking...
  14. Building & Construction
    Beyond using Craftsman's automatic hammer (which is unfortunately on back order), what are some options for driving nails in tight spaces; too tight to swing a hammer? Thanks!
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