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  • #16
    Re: Are roofing nails good enough?

    Originally posted by Arthur96 View Post
    well an 8d is what 2 1/2 but the 1 1/2 galv joist nails are full thickness nails like thick as a 16d and you use alot of these as you know you have to nail every hole in the hanger
    Yeah well there are 10 holes in each bracket so that is a lot of nails

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    • #17
      Re: Are roofing nails good enough?

      Originally posted by Arthur96 View Post
      yep yep they are like short 16's roofers to hange ties is a nope nope and aluminum and steel might not rust but will oxydise so same diff.

      Still for H1's id shoot for an 8d if possible (as per chart)
      Alright thanks for all the info. I actually just bought a bostitch mcn150 for when i have to attach hangers and ties, etc. It shoots .131 x 1 1/2" nails and thats what the chart recommends so.

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