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Old 06-28-2007, 01:44 PM  
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could i use my pneumatic nailer with galvanized nails, to attach fence pickets?


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yep

Use a c clamp to hold them still while you nail them


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I forgot to mention it is a 15 guage finish nailer. some have told me that those nails won't hold a fence picket.
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In that case, NO

You need to use a framing head with a picket over 2" wide and over 1/2" thick. Larger pieces of wood/pickets will expand and contract enough with moisture to rip the trim nails through or eventually break them off. Screws are not a bad choice in this situation and will last a very long time. There are screws made especially for exterior use. Perfect for this application.
Predrill the pickets with a countersinking bit and you will reduce splitting considerably.
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In that case, NO

You need to use a framing head with a picket over 2" wide and over 1/2" thick. Larger pieces of wood/pickets will expand and contract enough with moisture to rip the trim nails through or eventually break them off. Screws are not a bad choice in this situation and will last a very long time. There are screws made especially for exterior use. Perfect for this application.
Predrill the pickets with a countersinking bit and you will reduce splitting considerably.
Totally agree on this one


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