08:34AM | 05/24/06
Member Since: 01/16/05
11 lifetime posts
Need some suggestions for nailing LVL lumber. Constructing a building and using three LVL beams, each measuring 1and3/4" x 10", to span 20 feet. These have to be nailed on each side every 16 inches. The LVLs are sandwiched together. A nail gun cannot drive a nail flush with the surface so must resort to hammering which is time consuming and painful (not to mention the number of bent nails thrown out). Any ideas welcome.


05:57PM | 05/27/06
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
Max, Hitachi, Bostich, and Paslode all have framers capabl;e of nailing heay timer.

but most engineering specs I have seen for tripling up also include a bolt scedule. 1'2" or 5/8" boltson such and such a scedule/pattern.

So drill and fill

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