Can anyone point me to a reference on Code requirements for frame nailing?
Toe-nailing 2x4 stud to 2x6 sole plate - 4 x 12d Common?
End-nailing 2x4 stud to 2x4 top plate - 2 x 16d Common?
Face-nailing 2x4 trimmer to king stud - 8d Common every 6"?
And so on.
Sure. Your local building department. And that's not being glib
either, chances are my code nailing schedule differs from yours.
Unless you too tend to get hit by 145 MPH hurricane winds on a routine
Though frankly, I can't remember the last time an inspector checked
nail spacing/sizing in framing. Maybe I'm just used to fitting into
code. Framing inspections here seem primarily concerned with
hurricane strapping requirements and fire blocking, treated sole
plates and so on.
http://www.iccsafe.org , if you are building a house it might be worth
buying the Residential Code. Virtually all the requirements are in
the one book. Your local building department will have the books
available to refer to. I don't check nailing very closely myself.
I'd probably get hit in the head with a hammer and put in a dumpster
if I started counting nails. That or drive myself crazier than most
tradesmen think inspectors already are.
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