The ceiling in my basement with be T&G v-groove planks (6" wide).
Will using 2" finish nails (angled through the tongue like normal)
into each joist be enough, or am I going to need to use something
If you are hand nailing, a fastener similar to the SS siding nails might do
the job with just blind nailing. They have annular rings for grip and a
small, but useful head. The rings make them a bit prone to folding over, so
don't use longer nails than required.
On 27 Feb 2004 14:31:15 -0800, email@example.com (Tom Bergman) wrote:
All the ceilings in my house are 6" T&G and I used #4 finish nails to put
them up (through the tongue, of course). 20 years later, they're still
there with no problems. I should think if you try to drive a 2" finishing
nail through the tongue you won't have any tongues left on your boards.
A 4d nail is 1-1/4" long. 4/4 T&G is 3/4" thick with a 1/4" tongue (or
groove) centered. The face of the tongue would be 1/2" from the underside
of the material. Blind nails driven at a 45 degree angle would have to
traverse .7" inches of the material before penetrating the framing. Your
nails are holding by 1/2" (and finewire 4d's at that)?
Thanks for all the comments, sounds like finish nails it is
(pneumatic, should have pointed that out). I will consider using
construction adhesive - additional thoughts on that? Continuous bead
or occasional dab? Does it remain flexible enough?
Not worth the fuss or expense IMO. Like many here, I've been putting the
stuff (Vmatch pine amd cedar, etc) for 20 years without it. For nailing
softwoods, recommended fasteners have a penetration ratio of 2/1
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