Fastener sizing


#1

Hello,
I’m looking for advice for sizing the fasteners for 2x decking over a 4 ft span for a cabin roof. I’d like to buy a nailer to complete the project. Can anyone tell me what the requirements are in decimal? Thanks in advance.


#2

12d, 3.25" nails should be fine. Ring shanks would be best to prevent movement from cupping.


#3

Thank you for the response. I see 12d in decimal equivalent is .148. Do they make ring shank nails that can be loaded in a nailer?


#4

Yea they do, the .148 is the thickness not the length. Most framing nails for Nail guns are .120-.131 and varying lengths.