I am getting close to nailing the sheet metal to the roof wood. will a copper plated steel nail have a chemical reaction to hard maple wood ? the nail size is #17x3/4. thanks, Ken
I believe you want to use a "ring" nail (to make sure it does not work it's way out.
I would use a ring shank nail, Get a good quality nail as its real hard to nail in maple. I also would not use the copper clad. You will have more problem with electrolis between the two different metals
Better yet, pre-drill each hole in the maple prior to nailing. Use a drill bit small enough to still allow the nail to get a good grip.
thanks for the help! Ken
the only ring shank nail I can locate are paneling nails. will they work ? thanks, Ken
Check your local lumber yard for roofing nails used to hold tar paper in place. They are ring shanked but you will have to remove the plastic plate on them.
Paneling nails are to hard and break often.Don't ask how I know.
Ace hardware has ring shank nails.
Jack I don't have to ask as I was going to say the same thing.
How about those >>> http://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/3433
I just used a bunch of those putting rain gutters on my '25 Dodge.