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    Default Re: nails or screws?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sten View Post
    I agree with jkirk, they snap real easy, just my two cents.
    So --- tell me how screws that are manufactured using the same or better metals as nails have less shear strength?

    Perhaps when you over torque them is when you see them snap.
    Have you ever snapped the head off a bolt --- the same bolt that has significant shear strength?
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    Quote Originally Posted by canuk View Post
    So --- tell me how screws that are manufactured using the same or better metals as nails have less shear strength?

    Perhaps when you over torque them is when you see them snap.
    Have you ever snapped the head off a bolt --- the same bolt that has significant shear strength?
    Shearly you jest ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by A. Spruce View Post
    Shearly you jest ...
    Oh geez --- has it come down to this
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    Quote Originally Posted by canuk View Post
    So --- tell me how screws that are manufactured using the same or better metals as nails have less shear strength?

    Perhaps when you over torque them is when you see them snap.
    Have you ever snapped the head off a bolt --- the same bolt that has significant shear strength?
    I don't recall snapping the head off a nail.

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    With the thousands of nails I've seen there's been lots of heads pulled off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by canuk View Post
    With the thousands of nails I've seen there's been lots of heads pulled off.
    Well then your the King, LOL

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    Default Re: nails or screws?

    Nail a joist to the rim joist and the house settles or the wood shrinks and pulls the nail out a " it still holds pull a screw out a " and it looses its hold.
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    Ah Jack --- now we are talking tension and compression -----the nail slides out therefore the wood moves.
    The screw doesn't slide and holds the wood together --- until the tension exceeds the wood fiber strength and tear out happens around the threads..
    It's very similar to using spiral shank nails --- called Ardox up here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sten View Post
    Well then your the King, LOL
    Nope --- just an old nail bender
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    Side note --- screws are allowed in jurisdictions around these parts to be used in structural framing..
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