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Hello.

What nails are recommended for face nailing portions of a T&G reclaimed fir where the grooves are damaged?

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Is this the finished flooring? Makes a big difference. If it's the finished flooring, pre drill and use 6d finishing nails.

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Why use the damaged pieces?
 

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Ok, good. My answer stands then. Tell us more. Is the wood 1x4 or 6", how about the subfloor? How old is the house, is the floor flat within specs?

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Thanks. It's an old house but with 3/4 inch plywood subfloors and beefed up joists with blocking screwed every 16 inches. 3/4" X 2.5" 20 foot fir planks.
 

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I always blind nail through the tounge. When that's not possible I use an appropriately sized finish nail, set below flush, and filled with color matched filler. For 3/4" flooring I like 8d ring shank nails driven at opposing angles.
 
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