NAIL CONNECTION FOR WOOD MEMBERS
|CONNECTION||COMMON NAILS||NUMBER OR SPACING|
|Joists to sill or girder, toe nail||16d||2|
|Bridging to joist, toe nail||8d||2 each end|
|1-inch × 6-inch subfloor or less to each joist, face nail||8d||2|
|Over 1-inch × 6-inch subfloor to each joist, face nail||8d||3 + 1 for each size increase|
|2-inches subfloor to joist or girder, blind and face nail||16d||2|
|Sole plate to joist or blocking, face nail||16d||16-inches o.c.|
|Top or sole plate to stud, end nailed||16d||2|
|Stud to sole plate, toe nail||3d||3 or 2 16d|
|Doubled studs, face nail||16d||24-inches o.c.|
|Doubled top plates, face nail||16d||16-inches o.c.|
|Top plates, laps and intersections, face nail||16d||2|
|Continuous header, two pieces||16||16-inches o.c. along each edge|
|Ceiling joists to plate, toe nail||16d||2|
|Continuous header to stud, toe nail||16d||3|
|Ceiling joists, laps over partitions, face nail||16d||3|
|Ceiling joists to parallel rafters, face nail||16d||3|
|Rafter plate, toe nail||16d||3|
|1-inch × 6-inch sheathing or less, to each bearing, face nail||8d||2|
|Over 1-inch × 6-inch sheathing, to each bearing, face nail||8d||3 + 1 for each size increase|
|Built-up corner studs, face nail||16d||30-inches o.c.|
|Built-up girders and beams||20d||32-inches o.c. At top and bottom and staggered, |
2 at ends and at each splice
|2-inch planks||16d||2 each bearing|
For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm.
NOTE: In spacing specifications, o.c. means “on-center.”
Nails, bolts and other metal connectors that are used in locations exposed to the weather shall be galvanized or otherwise corrosion resistant.
In general, nails shall penetrate the second member a distance equal to the thickness of the member being nailed thereto. There shall be not less than two nails in any connection.
Except for wood-based structural-use panels and other laminated members manufactured under technical control and rigid inspection, gluing shall not be considered an acceptable connector in lieu of the connectors herein specified.