Thanks PDQ ref the brad nailer. If I understand it my normal 1 1/4 " brads
( I think 16 ga but maybe they're 18) is what you're
suggesting? Brads look like they're made of aluminum, so they wouldn't
rust. I'm not too worried about condensation or mould. This is just a
backyard shed I've built and it won't have any plumbing (but I am starting
to think about insulation and maybe an electric baseboard heater. One of my
aims is to move my table saw and jointer activity out of the basement (for
dust reasons). Another was to move out all the lawn and garden stuff that
makes parking the cars in the garage a challenge. Now I'm starting to think
10 x 14 maybe should have been bigger. Anyhow, I'll take up your suggestion
of the brad nailer and fire a few test shots. I wasn't sure this group was
appropriate for construction-type questions, but I couldn't find any others
so I appreciate the pointers. Thanks
| Thanks. I bought the 1 x3 and was going to strap it. Then I read where
| it's best to sheath about 2' around the perimeter of the roof surface and
| strap inside that. One said use tarpaper and another said don't use
| tarpaper because it can trap moisture on the underside. In the end, I
| sheathed the whole thing. The main determinant for me is that it's
| cold. I finished the sheathing today, but it's only about 38 degrees. If
| can just get the shingling done before the snow flies I'll be happy.
| Another question - the building supply sold me 1 1/2" galvanized nails for
| the shingling, but I'd like to avoid all that hammer work. Is there a type
| of air-powered nailer and fastener I can use. I'd rent an ashphalt
| nailer, but everything I've read says shingles (shakes) are easily split,
| and I think an ordinary asphalt-type shingle nail might split the shake.
Strapping is a good thing as it helps keep the shingles dry.
An air nailer can do the job if you get the air pressure low enough.
I mannaged to put 1 1/4 inch brads into 1/4 inch plywood without going past
the finish layer by setting the gun pressure to 50 psi instead of my usual
90 psi. At 90 the brads went clear through to the substrata. Just waste a
few nails in a test shingle.
Shingle nails are usually blunt ended so they punch through the shingle
rather than part it. The latter action can cause a shingle to split.