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I've always used 6d 2" galvanized nails for house sheathing. Some guys I know think the 6d are overkill for 1/2" and 5/8" ply and use 4d 1 1/2". Aren't they a little too small??
 

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2006 IBC code

2006 IBC code. Table 2304.9.1:

Wall Sheathing:

Using 8d common or 6d deformed
(Placed) 6" o.c. at edges
(placed) 12" o.c. at intermediate supports

Using 2" 16ga. Staples
(placed) 4" o.c. at edges
(placed) 8" o.c. at intermediate supports
 
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