Nailing Hardwood Floors

I'm installing about 400 sq. ft of hardwood oak flooring. I wanted to know if I can use a regular brad nailer to toe nail in each wood strip? Also, how many nails should I drive into a 8 foot section? Any tips would be appreciated.
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houseslave wrote:

No, they wouldn't hold let alone have enough power to pull the board in tight to its neighbor. ___________________

I use a nail - serrated cleat, actually - about every 8 inches. ___________________

Rent a Port-a-Nailer. No other will do. Unless you rent an air tool.
Make sure your first 3-4 courses are dead straight else nothing will be. They should be face nailed (I prefer screws) at 90 degrees to the board face rather than angled.
As you go along, check with a straightedge across the boards at the ends next to the walls and try to keep the surfaces even one to another. That's so baseboards can fit nicely to the floor. Yes, one can cover a gap with a shoe but not everyone wants a base shoe.
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