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roofing tins for paper? Please explain what you mean by "for paper".
 

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Metal tins that you get at home depot. To shoot nais through to hold tar paper down.:shifty:
 

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caps

We don,t use then they hold the slate and shingles up. They don't sit flat.Plus with the tin mag attached to the gun we can set tin without holding the tins. And don't have to buy special nails or agun. We can go from papering to shingle without changes. Bob:no:
 

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caps do hold the paper down a lot better then staples. but its slower. i can go almsot 3 times faster with the stapler. just have too watch people who are stapleing as well if there blowing through the paper a lot someones going for a ride,
 

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Back in the day when I did roofs that was my favorite part of the job. Grab a handful of metal caps and the slap stapler and go to town. Part of it was throwing a bunch of them above where I was standing and slapping them as they slid down trying to not miss any of them and still staple off in the right spots.
 

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We only run fiberglass paper so we only need to put a few tacks in it. No wrinkles, no need to tack the heck out of it...

Don't use that cheap felt you gotta use tons of tacks or button nails.
 

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This thread really shows how regional roofing is - the terminology - the methods. Down here in Miami roofers use 1 5/8" 26 ga tin caps and 11/4" ring shank nails to anchor most everything. Gotta' use ring shanks on shingles too! Miami-Dade is such a PIA. Simplex and staples were outlawed after Andrew. Never heard of some of that stuff - button caps?
 

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This thread really shows how regional roofing is - the terminology - the methods. Down here in Miami roofers use 1 5/8" 26 ga tin caps and 11/4" ring shank nails to anchor most everything. Gotta' use ring shanks onshingles too! Miami-Dade is such a PIA. Simplex and staples were outlawed after Andrew. Never heard of some of that stuff - button caps?

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Yea after Andrew they were changing things Hourly some days...

Got to the point where I stopped doing anything but mopping hot...
 
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