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    Scaff board floor - what nail?

    C24, sorry. Kiln dried and dipped. Pic here:
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    Scaff board floor - what nail?

    ...and CE on the side. No pics sorry.
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    Scaff board floor - what nail?

    Yes, C16 marked.
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    Scaff board floor - what nail?

    Good or bad, it's too late to start again! I think that my choice is now massive pilots, or switching to screws or wire nails.
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    Scaff board floor - what nail?

    C4 carcassing timber
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    Scaff board floor - what nail?

    No, all along the joist
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    Scaff board floor - what nail?

    It seems to be happening all along all the joists so far. It should be good quality 5x2. From a reputable independent trade place.
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    Scaff board floor - what nail?

    I could use a longer drill bit but if I go over 3mm, the pilot will be wider than the flat side of the nail...
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    Scaff board floor - what nail?

    No worries! Along the grain of the floor board (which means across the grain of the splitting joist)
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    Cut clasp nails splitting joists

    Sounds like a play!!
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    Scaff board floor - what nail?

    The nail is already blunt! See the image... The nail is tapered so not sure where I would measure it from
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    Cut clasp nails splitting joists

    Hi all, I am now having a BIG PROBLEM with the nails! They are going in to the boards nicely but are spiting the joists. Not sure it it is safe to continue as I don't want to weaken the whole floor. Should I pilot hole? I already tried with a 3mm bit and it still split. Perhaps I should...
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    Scaff board floor - what nail?

    Hi all, I am now having a BIG PROBLEM with the nails! They are going in to the boards nicely but are spiting the joists. Not sure it it is safe to continue as I don't want to weaken the whole floor. Should I pilot hole? I already tried with a 3mm bit and it still split. Perhaps I should...
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    Scaff board floor - what nail?

    Thanks to all for your input. I have just ordered 3kg of 100mm cut clasp nails. £24 all in so pretty happy. I am sure it will be fine! Thanks guys.
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    Scaff board floor - what nail?

    Hmmm
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