How to Fasten The Nailer to Drywall

Fast and Easy Installation

TOOLS YOU WILL NEED

1. Staple gun and staples or hammer and nails (for Plastic NAILER)

2. Power screwdriver (for Metal NAILER)

3. Tex or Component screws when fastening to galvanized steel

4. Tape measure

installation instructions

Installing drywall is faster and easier than ever before with The Nailer. Just follow these simple instructions. Also see the video below for more detailed instructions.

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Identify any interior wall and/or ceiling corner. (Do NOT install wood lath catcher or blocking)
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Starting at one end of the wall, staple THE NAILER above every stud, up to 24″ on center
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Place 2 or 3 staples or 1 tek screw through the beveled face of the stem of THE NAILER
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Attach drywall by screwing any conventional drywall screw through drywall into the anti-skate grid surface

FASTENING NAILER TO WOOD FRAMING

The Nailers are attached to the end stud on the bisecting walls or top plate 16″ on center. When fastening the galvanized steel Nailer to a wood framing member us one 1-1/4″ – #6 or #8 course threaded drywall screw.

FASTENING TO GALVANIZED STEEL

When fastening the galvanized steel Nailer to a steel framing member, use a Tex or component screw. The recommended placement of the screw in the galvanized Nailer is the center hole.

FASTENING PLASTIC NAILER TO WOOD FRAMING

When fastening the HDPE plastic Nailer to a wood framing member use two 1/2″ staples (min.) with a 1/2″ crown from an Arrow T-150 staple gun (i.e.) or the like or one 1-1/4″ drywall nail or a 1″ roofing nail (min.) The staples, nails or screw will be applied through the down stem of The Nailer.

FASTENING PLASTIC NAILER TO GALVANIZED STEEL

When fastening the HDPE plastic Nailer to a steel framing member, use a Tex or component screw. The screw will be applied through the down stem of The Nailer.

WALL-TO-WALL APPLICATION

In the wall-to-wall application, The Nailer is installed 16″ on center from the top plate. By adding the thickness of the lid to measurement, i.e., 48- 5/8″, this will allow both sheets to fasten to on The Nailer at the seam.

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INSTALLATION FAQS

 

What is used to fasten The Nailer to the framing?

If you are using the plastic Nailer you can nail, screw or use a staple gun into the drywall and 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.

Does The Nailer attach drywall to studs?

Yes - by attaching The Nailer to the wood or metal framing, you can then hang the drywall on both the walls and ceiling and attach it directly to The Nailer as well, using screws, staples, or nails. You can screw the drywall directly on where you placed The Nailer on the framing originally.

May I Use The Nailer on Metal Studs?

Yes. Simply fasten The Nailer to both wooden and metal studs and framing with one steel component screw or “Tek” screw. Fasten your drywall clips 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.

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