I'm getting my material list together to frame a house and am a bit confused by all the similar looking pneumatic nails which all have a slightly different wording/features and different prices, sometimes subtle and sometimes not.
On the takeoff a lumber yard created for me, there are several types of nails listed. They are:
- Pneu-Fast PF SP12D 3-1/4" x 0.131" NA
- Pneu-Fast SP8D 2-3/8" x 113 2.5M RS Ring Shank Bright
- HITACHI HI13367 2 1/4X092 RG HDG
- GGNC15 1-1/4X120W PS GV 7.2M
I believe the last two are for siding and roofing respectively. But when are SP12D nails used vs SP8D when framing?
Second, when I look these nails up, there are actually several flavors and options for the same size nail:
- Ring Hot Galvanized
- Smooth Brite Ring
- Brite Ring
- Hot Galvanized
- Smooth Hot Galvanized
What do these terms mean, and when should I use a certain type?