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At 01:11 PM 5/30/96 -0400, TFHSE(--nospam--at) wrote:
>My experince has been that nail gun nails used are often about 1/4" shorter
>than what the engineer designed (UBC capacity and penetration).  Measure one
>next time you visit a jobsite.  Then find a resource that tells you how long
>and what gauge a 8d, 10d and 16d nail should be.  This takes a some effort.
>This effort is not frequently expended and  the nail length specified is
>often not provided.
>Thomas F. Heausler, S.E.

...When faced with the use of power nails rather than hand-driven 16d
commons, we make the contractor use more nails.