featheredge fence - nails or screws

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  1. Jupiter01

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    Hi All,

    installing a featheredge on top of a brick wall. Will install a 3x2 frame for the featherdge to be fixed to.

    should I use nails or screws and what size/spec please?

    would really appreciate a quick response as I need to get to it.

    thanks in advance
     
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    Galvanized wire nails 2inch long . Don't use bare steel nails - the rust runs down the wood
     
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    Thanks for your help @Nige F. Thought I would share my progress.
     

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    Nice fence work, is the top rail a flat piece of timber? As water will sit on top and rot the timber away.

    Andy
     
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    yes. Need to put calling rail on. I thought I would measure the width once the featheredge is up.

    thanks :)
     
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    Arris rail would have been better.
     
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    On the capping guys, I've had to have this custom made due to the width. This means that the timber is no longer treated. How should I treat this? I am eventually going to use a fence and shed type treatment to give everything the correct colour but wasn't sure if anything else should be applied first.

    Also, am I okay to nail this on too or should I use screws and finally, how much space should I leave at the end to allow for expansion?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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