20th September 2018


What size nails to use for OSB sheathing?

Fasten panels with a minimum of 8d Common (0.131-inch by 2-1/2-inch) nails spaced a maximum of 6 inches on center at supported panel ends and edges. At intermediate supports, fasten panels 12 inches on center. In high-wind areas, more fasteners may be required.

Thereof, what length nails for stud walls?

To frame standard stud walls, carpenters may use a combination 16d, 10d and 8d nails. Common 16d framing nails, called "commons," measure roughly .162 of an inch in diameter and 3 1/2 inches in length. Vinyl-coated 16d sinkers measure roughly .148 of an inch around and 3 1/2 inches long.

What nails to use for stud walls?

16d Nails. All 16d nails are 3 1/2 inches long. Use them to fasten framing materials at right angles, such as wall plates to studs or rim joists to joists for floor or deck frames.

What is the size of a 16d nail?

A 2d nail is 1 inch long and a 3d nail is 1.25 inches long. 4d nails measure 1.5 inches and 5d nails measure 1.75. A 6d nail is 2 inches long and an 8d nail is 2.5 inches long. 12d nails are 3.25 inches long and 16d nails (16 penny) are 3.5 inches long.