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Offline Heiny57

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Re: Screws or nails?
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2017, 10:36:29 AM »
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Screws or nails?
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2017, 09:31:36 PM »
Nails are the are to be used in applications where shear loads will occur (framing wood structures). Screws are great for tension/compression loads (decks and other things with vertical loads). I would have used nails but it’s your build and I hope it goes went good


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Re: Screws or nails?
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2017, 02:39:43 PM »
Nails are the are to be used in applications where shear loads will occur (framing wood structures). Screws are great for tension/compression loads (decks and other things with vertical loads). I would have used nails but it’s your build and I hope it goes went good


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Re: Screws or nails?
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2017, 01:40:06 AM »
Screw you, Bruce!  :D
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Re: Screws or nails?
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2017, 10:12:52 AM »
For the solid 6 foot back fence, I had the workmen put in 4" long deck screws to hold the pieces to the horizontal 2 X 4's.
Nary a one has come loose!
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Re: Screws or nails?
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2017, 10:12:52 AM »