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The Canadian code specifies the minimum spacing for nails and spikes for Spruce-Pine-Fir as follows:
    Spacing parallel to grain 16mm
    End distance parallel to grain 12mm
    Spacing perpendicular to grain 8mm
    Edge distance perpendicular to grain 4mm
The numbers for DF, Larch,Hem-Fir and Western Cedar are: 20, 15, 10 and 5 respectively
Gary

On 11/26/2013 10:54 AM, Tarek Mokhtar wrote:
Joseph,

Chances are the 2x's are splitting at this point, 4x's a bit more forgiving with such close nailing
I am unaware of an absolute minimum nailing allowed.

Tarek Mokhtar, SE

Would anyone know of any reference to how close nails are allowed to be? I have a situation where a framer spaced the nails so close that the heads are physically touching one another. These nails are part a shearwall but I am not sure why they put the nails so close, the plans called for 2" oc nailing around the edge.

Any insight would be appreciated.

Thank you,

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