FAQs

Q?What is used to fasten THE NAILER to the framing?
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If you are using the plastic Nailer you can nail, screw or staple it to the framing. Not all contractors use air guns, so we have made it possible to install THE NAILER using the most common of tools such as a hand staple gun. If you are using the metal Nailer you fasten it to both the drywall and the framing with a screw gun.  This is true for both wood and metal framing.  Use a standard drywall or tek screw.

Q?Must I use three half -inch staples to fasten THE NAILER to the framing?
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The rule of two or three half-inch staples only applies to hand staple guns because that is usually the longest staple that can penetrate THE NAILER and still go in all the way. It was this greatest common denominator in which THE NAILER was tested. However, it is ideal when using pneumatic guns to install THE NAILER to use the broadest crown staple like a shingle staple or a nail with a flat head like a drywall nail or roofing nail. Be sure that the penetration is one (1″) inch or greater. Under these conditions it is only necessary to use one staple or nail.

Q?May I use THE NAILER on steel studs?
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Yes. Simply fasten THE NAILER to the stud or top plate with one steel component screw or “Tek” screw.  Fasten THE NAILER through the down stem with the beveled edge. This product has been designed and engineered so you will never have to go up on top or back behind a wall to put in the backing.

Q?Can THE NAILER be used to help prevent cracking due to truss uplift?
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Yes. By placing THE NAILER on the top plate to one side of each truss, then fasten your drywall in the corner to THE NAILER not the truss. The next screw placement should be a minimum of sixteen (16″) inches from the corner. If a truss is running parallel to a wall and is six (6″) inches or closer to the wall, do not fasten to that truss. By skipping the truss, this will allow the drywall to arch and the corner will remain intact when the truss moves in different climates.

Q?How many NAILERS do I need?
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By placing THE NAILER sixteen (16″) inches on center and using them in the ceiling and in the walls, it has been estimated that you will use 150 to 200 Nailers per 1000 sq. ft. of living space.