09:49AM | 07/08/03
Member Since: 07/07/03
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would like to use my framing nailer gun on putting down outside decking. What kind of nails should I use?


11:03AM | 07/09/03
Member Since: 11/19/02
59 lifetime posts
You shouldn't! If you're using regular pressure-treated decking, we recommend that you don't use anything but hot-dipped galvanized screws. Nails just won't hold well enough.


06:46PM | 07/09/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
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What type of decking? example: 5/4 Trex or 1 1/2 redwood. It'll be easier to match the gun nail to the decking rather than guess.
For example redwood & cedar the top choice would be a 16d stainless steel ringshank. With Trex a ceramic coated, hot dipped galvanized or electroplated... and so on


11:07AM | 07/10/03
Member Since: 03/13/00
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In some locations, galvanized screws (and nails) rust in a few years. I like stainless. Costs a little more, but worth it.

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited July 10, 2003).]



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