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Re: Installing deck proce
Posted by Jim E on Oct 3, 2007
Most people don't pre-drill for nails, but you can if you think the sheer clamp might split. In order to align the holes, they should be drilled immediately before each nail is driven. Take care not to drill all the way through, which would allow water into the sheer clamp. Mark the depth on the drill bit with tape, since a depth limiting collar will make nasty marks on the deck.
In Response to: Re: Installing deck proce by Kyle Lindstrom on Oct 2, 2007