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installing deck ballusters/picketts using 2 3/8" 316 stainless steel rd head
nails 21 deg plastic collated, would someone rec a good gun to use for this, been using my Hitachi
90ac framing stick nailer heavy. thanks in advance. Help!
 

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Give one of those pickets a kick after it dries out. Then I'd recomend a good screw gun.

Nails sometimes work ok.
 

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Carpenter SFO: thks for the reply, attaching "Ballusters" to top rail and to bottom rail, (some folks refer to them as picketts) the new Bostiitch LPF21PL looks good, finally a gun light small framer, by the way the ballusters are 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" typical deck ballusters, thanks again
Happy Thanksgiving if I don't hear back. Killdevil @Home Tech Solutions
Fairfax, Va.
 

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Golden V:

in North Carolina?? on the coast, not that I have been inspected on??

still great advise/info. Happy Thanksgiving!
 

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Gary H: thks! know what you mean, no bs, hilti get the f job done..thks!!
happy thanksgiving.
The magizane will fit Hilti corded and cordless drills. I think. I paid $211 for it delivered to my house. Well worth the money.
 

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Did I miss something?

Nails are allowed on pickets and screws aren't? I second John's :eek::eek:. I'd say go ahead and move because you're living in a place that adheres to civil war code.
 

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killdevil said:
do you remember where you bought it from? Hilti smd50 right?
thks
I called up the Hilti number and they put me to a Michigan salesman. I just call him up for a price and he charges it to my cc. Ships the same day from Indiana .
 

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Truthfully, in my 40 years of deck building, I'm pretty sure that no inspector has checked to see whether my balusters/pickets have been nailed or screwed. Maybe Florida is different.

We rarely use wooden balusters any longer but we used to use a galv. 2" finish nail on all 4 sides or a 3" screw throught the rails, with a finish nail to keep them from spinning.
 
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