Fence Pickets

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  1. Jun 28, 2007 #1

    cibula11

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    could i use my pneumatic nailer with galvanized nails, to attach fence pickets?
     
  2. Jun 29, 2007 #2

    Square Eye

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    yep :)

    Use a c clamp to hold them still while you nail them
     
  3. Jun 29, 2007 #3

    cibula11

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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.
     
  4. Jun 30, 2007 #4

    Square Eye

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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.
     
  5. Jun 30, 2007 #5

    Daryl in Nanoose

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    Totally agree on this one
     

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