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Old 01-09-2011, 09:21 PM   #81
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A "tighter cleaner frame"...WTH does that mean?
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:24 PM   #82
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That's funny, I saw one episode where he was fixing a basement blotch, and it rightfully was but he went on and on about the bad plumbing and plumbing code... he fixed a pipe with a fernco then buried it in cement. It works but not exactly code,(here anyway). Ferncos are only supposed to be used when accessable and I think its somewhere in the ipc but whatever... he can do what he wants cuz Home Depot says so.
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I have all of them, just can't feel much with the ones on my right hand. Got some nice waffle prints on my right thumb, below the nail. I've peeled that back more than once.
Good one, I consider my left thumb to be a grave little solder. Its ben hit more times than I can count. Usually on a cold cold morning
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Poke the nail through a rag or a piece of cardboard and situate it so it's perpendicular to the side of the hammer head. Palm the head of the hammer, flat in your hand.Take your best swing. Seen that done a time or two.
Nope. Not a nailgun either.

A 16oz. hammer, a 16d nail & a 2x4.
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I feel like I'm the last carpenter to believe the hammer makes a tighter cleaner frame than a gun. I use nail guns to hang shear & roof sheathing things like that but when it comes to framing its all about the hammer. Sure it will take a little longer that doesn't bother me. I admit one of my favorite tools is my SENCO finish pro I wont trim without it.
Does anyone agree or am I the last of my kind
I love to hand nail but I also have to make money. I wish I could do this for fun but making money changes that!
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Well, sad to say, I have a wood siding job booked for the spring. 3500 lf. it all needs to be hand nailed with the plastic protectors on your hammer.

Not really looking forward to the hammering part, but love the work.

why have to be hand nailed Katoman?
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please explain.
Thats like hiring a guy who told you he is a carpenter but when he shows up late for his first day & says " ware do you keep the hammers & will I need my own tape measure?" Thats only happen to me once
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Nope. Not a nailgun either.

A 16oz. hammer, a 16d nail & a 2x4.
I got it, nailing into the endgrain.
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why have to be hand nailed Katoman?
Pre painted nails to match the siding. You can all laugh I'm sure, but I've allowed 4 weeks, 2 carpenters to install.

Maybe not enough time.
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woodworkbykirk is in the blue hard hat.... just sayin'.

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Nope. Not a nailgun either.

A 16oz. hammer, a 16d nail & a 2x4.
pre drill or gas wax them melt a bar of wax in gas and pour it on a keg of nails
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pre drill or gas wax them melt a bar of wax in gas and pour it on a keg of nails



Eaaaaaaassy Macgyver!

You better hope Al Qaida doesn't monitor this forum.
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That's better
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maze sells painted 15deg ringshanks...just sayin i understand where your coming from
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Tom, who is maze? Can you provide a link?
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jebus, brutus beat me to posting that pic... that was taken in 2005 when holmes was in halifax to shoot a bunch of tv adds promoting apprenticeship in 2008 i wrote and passed the ip exam as for holmes, he isnt certified i can prove it, in 2007 he was supposed to be in my 3rd year apprenticeship class and was a no show.

as for hand nailing. ill do it when i absolutely have to, when either we only have 2 hoses run and i cant plug my gun in or if its just not convienent to run a line. the last time i did any serious nailing was on a 9500 sq ft custom when the compressor burnt out sheathing the floor. memory serves correct i was filling both sides of my pouch every 30 minutes or so and it wore me out
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http://www.mazenails.com/catalog/coilated15.php

i used the painted on a on a prestained vertical fibercement panel

really all they do is spray paint them the color you want,now i would just paint them myself
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Well, sad to say, I have a wood siding job booked for the spring. 3500 lf. it all needs to be hand nailed with the plastic protectors on your hammer.

Not really looking forward to the hammering part, but love the work.
I had to do the same thing about 10 years ago. Those plastic protectors lasted 5 minutes because the nail head rips them apart. Have you used them before, if so, and they worked maybe they are different compared to 10 years ago.
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look at Kirky

now thats a man
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