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Are Construction Screws equivalent to a framing nails?

I am not asking for opinions or what is better than the other. I am looking for literature with data that shows the specifications and guidance on how to compare them with each other on a performance ...
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How long screws for attaching sill plate to concrete foundation?

I need to attach a sill plate to a foundation that does not have anchor bolts. I'd like to use GRK Caliburn screws. The sill plate is 1.5 inches thick. How long should the screws be? It looks like 2-3/...
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Should I use glue or powder-actuated nails when framing over gypcrete?

I have a current gypcrete-over-radiant-over-foamboard-over-slab floor in my unfinished basement. I'm about to frame it out to finish it. I've already located all the tubing, and I do have spots where ...
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Steel Stud Galvanic Isolation

I am building a light-gauge steel frame workshop that is made from 0.55mm cold-formed 90mm x 45mm (2"x4") light-gauge steel studs. The structure is wrapped in 25mm (1") of extruded ...
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Is there a test to determine if a nail is galvanized or not?

I bought a nailer which came with some old nails that I'm going to use for a shed floor into pressure treated wood. As you can see, they kinda look galvanized. They have that grey patina. But other ...
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Do 8d nails come in different lengths?

From what I can tell, 8 Penny nails are 2 1/2" long. Charts on the internet back this up. But I was looking at the nailing guide for this hurricane tie on homedepot.com and it specifies two ...
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Frame a jack stud without bottom plate?

I need to frame a small header in my kitchen exterior wall for a range hood exhaust because the 8" hole is dead center on a stud (of course). It's a 2 story 1941 house with 2x4s 16 on center. The ...
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Installing sheathing with Staples or Ring Shank?

Wanted to ask the community about their experience with code and reasoning for using one or the other. I'm talking about fastening 7/16" OSB to walls and 5/8" OSB to roofs. Do you use narrow crown ...