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Old 02-11-2008, 06:18 PM   #1
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Nailing Hardi W/ Roofing Gun


I just nailed 300 sg ft of hardi and I had about 50 to go and realized I had a roofing gun in the trailer and would have saved so much time. I was wondering if any of you guys use roofing guns with galvi nails when installing large amounts of backer.
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:23 PM   #2
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Re: Nailing Hardi W/ Roofing Gun


I don't think I'd be confident of
electro-galvanized (phony-galvanized)
with thinset.

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I did it on my kitchen floor, worked pretty well but i had to go back and set a fair number of nails, still saved time.

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I did it on my kitchen floor, worked pretty well but i had to go back and set a fair number of nails, still saved time.
Was you pressure too low or shot at an angle or just heads not sinking or or or...
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I don't think I'd be confident of
electro-galvanized (phony-galvanized)
with thinset.
Good point. Some more research needs to bo done on this issue.
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Hey Norm-- not to piss in your Cheerios but you DID put thinset under that Hardi, right?

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Hey Norm-- not to piss in your Cheerios but you DID put thinset under that Hardi, right?


What, do you take me for a hack?





Of course I did!!!!!!!
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Roofing nailer works great. It's faster and so you'll likely to shoot more nails into the board which is good. You do have to good back and drive most of the nails after. That's just the way it is with Hardi.

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Roofing nailer works great. It's faster and so you'll likely to shoot more nails into the board which is good. You do have to good back and drive most of the nails after. That's just the way it is with Hardi. Jaz
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Hey Norm-- not to piss in your Cheerios but you DID put thinset under that Hardi, right?
So Bill what do you say?
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Iiiiiii'm sorry. :
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What about using electro-galvanized
under thinset?
It's sort of corrosive isn't it?
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To tell you the truth, I don't ever use nails, so I haven't really paid much attention to which ones are good and which ones aren't (screws don't back out!). I didn't know there was a problem with ANY of the galvanized nails, so for this one, I think I'll just sit back and learn.
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Installation instructions from the James Hardie website specify only, "Minimum 1-1/4" long corrosion-resistant roofing nails."

If you call their tech support dept, they'll tell you the electro plated galvi's are fine.

A lot of guys don't like to use the electro galvanized nails for whatever reason. Myself and others have used them without any problems.
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Cool.
I'm one that doesn't believe in electro-galvanized
anything.
Used to use hot dipped roofers when I first found
"Wonderboard" in the 70's.
All coated backer or hot dipped screws for many moons.
Hot dip is more corrosion resistant,
but whatever.
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I just nailed 300 sg ft of hardi and I had about 50 to go and realized I had a roofing gun in the trailer and would have saved so much time. I was wondering if any of you guys use roofing guns with galvi nails when installing large amounts of backer.
You mean to tell me you used to work at Delta Roofing in Billerica, MA with Joe and Gray Gary, and then switch hit with "Steve" at Edge Metal Systems, Inc. ???


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Did you use a "rippagh" hammer for your copper nails, with the slick shaft?
That's what we use at Matthew J Cupan's Custom Tile and Paint!, for nailen all over little Miss Kerdi; we lay her on the floor and set tile all over her perimeters.
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We use 1 1/2" or 1 3/4" roofing nails with our guns. Works great.
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There's no question that hot dipped galvi's are more corrosion resistant, and screws are even better, but the roofing gun is sooo much faster.

Of course, if you use Schluter products you don't have to worry about such things.
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You mean to tell me you used to work at Delta Roofing in Billerica, MA with Joe and Gray Gary, and then switch hit with "Steve" at Edge Metal Systems, Inc. ???


St0rman N0rman,


Did you use a "rippagh" hammer for your copper nails, with the slick shaft?
That's what we use at Matthew J Cupan's Custom Tile and Paint!, for nailen all over little Miss Kerdi; we lay her on the floor and set tile all over her perimeters.
I'm not sure how to take that post, I think it is over my head. Im from the d.c. area and have lived in cali, N.J. and now N.C.. But I will talk with that wicked awsome accent if you want me to!!!!!! hah



Bill,
I was just joking when you asked about the thinset hack thing. I was working/thinking today and thought I may have offended you. Not the intention.
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I unnastand. I, too, was worried that I'd offended YOU!

It's tough sometimes when you can't see the other guy's face!
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I use a Rigid coil nail gun and love it.
had a BeA years ago a roofer friend gave me and I wore that thing into the ground.

I would buy a new gun again if I have to hand nail 500+ nails in a floor or nail up some cement board on a ceiling.

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