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Old 03-24-2014, 06:55 PM   #1
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any one know if the cheap harbor frieght nailer will shoot bostic or griprite roof nails,ridge runner trig air blow,need to quick nail hardie tile sub down,
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:52 PM   #2
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Never heard of " bostic" nails.

Read the description on box, it will tell you the nails it shoots. Good Luck to you!

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Harbor freight has a nailer that shoots nails? Like as in more than one before it breaks? Wow. It prob is bostic then.lol
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you're going to use a roof gun to gun down hardie backer? please tell me I am not reading that right
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#cantaffordscrews

#harborfreightnailer

#contractortalknotaDIYsite
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you're going to use a roof gun to gun down hardie backer? please tell me I am not reading that right

It is acceptable according to the instruction.
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#cantaffordscrews

#harborfreightnailer

#contractortalknotaDIYsite
OK here goes.

1 harbor freight tools have come a long ways since all of the regular tools are made in China

2 roofing nails is acceptable according to instructions of cement backer board.

3 While the question may seem somewhat DIY, I can see it as I have bought tools from them and I certainly am not a DIYer.....
Your tool snobbery is showing......
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Lots of things are "acceptable" that doesn't mean you should do them
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I am a tool snob, that is for sure. And it wasn't the question that made me think he was a diyer. It was the fact that he A-didn't have a nailer, B-was going to by it from Harbor Freight, and 3-wasnt familiar w the Bostitch Brand.

I wouldn't nail a hardy sub floor either. But then again I like to be able to walk down the hall without squeeking every step.

Just do it right the first time, buy tools that last, that's kinda the contractors unspoken rule of thumb is it not.
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I am a tool snob, that is for sure. And it wasn't the question that made me think he was a diyer. It was the fact that he A-didn't have a nailer, B-was going to by it from Harbor Freight, and 3-wasnt familiar w the Bostitch Brand. I wouldn't nail a hardy sub floor either. But then again I like to be able to walk down the hall without squeeking every step. Just do it right the first time, buy tools that last, that's kinda the contractors unspoken rule of thumb is it not.
Thinset under the Hardie, like instructed, and nails are fine
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Ok but that sounds like more work to me. To each his own.
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Or he could really make his life easy and ditch the hardie board and go for ditra... Just my opinion
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Ok but that sounds like more work to me. To each his own.
It is more work but it's manufacturer recommended no matter screws or nails
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You would think a "carpenter, Builder, general contractor for 30+ years" would have some kind of grip about what tools shoot what. Or at least half a sense to call or stop in to harbor freight to check it out.

The OP reeks of homeowner asking a question on here.

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