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pulling plasterboard nails

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by Robbox, 8 Aug 2016.

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    Are there methods to pull these nails without too much damage to the boards? I've seen special tools, but don't want to spend money on something that doesn't perform.
     
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    Why do you want to pull the nails out? Are you trying to save the boards?
     
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    The boards are in the loft on the rafters and I need to inspect the rafters for woodworm. So I thought to remove a few boards and make an inspection that way. It bugs me that whoever did the work couldn't be bothered to use screws, it couldn't have been a cost factor and only take a bit longer than nailing.
     
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    You can use simple pinchers or pincers as these tools are sometimes called.
    Using the open pincer lightly press down on the plaster board surrounding the nail head, and then grip the shaft and roll back the pincers to pull the nail.
    Screw back the p/b but dont re-use the nail holes.
     
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