Use 10d – 1.5" hot-dipped galvanized nails. Make sure the top of the stringers are level. Nail the stair stringer connectors into place.
Stairs must withstand vibration and shear forces, so 16d nails are best to connect the treads to the stringers and the stringers to the deck frame. Use galvanized dipped or stainless nails and hangers. Pro Note: Don’t mix Galvanized with Stainless Steel
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Frequently Asked Questions
What type of nails do you use for joist hangers?
Outdoors use 16d double-dipped galvanized nails (or stainless steel when called for) for installing hangers. It's true that hot-dipped galvanized box nails aren't as thick as common nails, but they are the acknowledged choice for outdoor work. Indoors or out, for standard-type single joist hangers, use only 1-1/2 in.
Should I use screws or nails for stairs?
The answer to this question is neither nails or screws. The answer is both. You should use nails to attach the deck's joists and stair stringers to its framing. You should use screws to attach decking and railings to the framing.
Is it best to screw or nail decking joists?
The Consensus: For a deck build it's best to use a combination of nails and screws. ... Screws are superior for laying down the decking. They hold things flush better and have a better fastener/tensile strength, which keeps boards from popping up over time.
How do you fasten stair stringers?
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What kind of nails do I need to hang stringers on my Deck?
You’ll need 1-1/2-inch hanger nails to attach the stringers to your deck using angle brackets. As with your joists, stair stringers are supporting a load, which is why you want to use nails instead of screws to attach them to your deck.
Do you use nails or screws for stair stringers?
As with your joists, stair stringers are supporting a load, which is why you want to use nails instead of screws to attach them to your deck. Remember, nails bend but won’t break like screws. As with the deck boards that make up the floor of your deck, you need to use the same 3-1/2-inch deck screws to attach the stair treads to the stringers.
What kind of nails do you use for a joist hanger?
Our green arrows remind us of where we should see nails in the installed joist hanger. Nailing Stainless steel, galvanized, as well as proprietary-coating surfaced construction screws for use with treated lumber are available and of course are fine if used as recommended.