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Nail Chart   Types of Nails
             
    Common    Common
    Size     Inches Guage # per lb.    This nail is used for framing, they are available in bright for interior use and coated for exterior use.  
    2d     1.00 15 876    Concrete
    3d     1.25 14 568    These are very hard nails, used to fasten wood to concrete.    
    4d     1.50 12.5 316    Finishing
    5d     1.75 12.5 271    These nails have a small head which can be sunk, then the hole is filled so the nails are no longer visable.  
    6d     2.00 11.5 181    Roofing      
    7d     2.25 11.5 161    Used for asphalt shingles or rolled roofing.
    8d     2.50 10.5 106    Ring Shank      
    9d     2.75 10.5 96    The rings on the nails prevent them from loosening, used for nailing plywood on floors and decks.  
  10d     3.00 9 69    Duplex      
  12d     3.25 8 63    Double-headed nail for easy removal, use for temporary braces, scaffolding etc.
    16d     3.50 7 49    Shingle
   
    20d     4.00 6 31    Used for tapered wooden shingles.      
    30d     4.50 5 24    Spiral      
    40d     5.00 4 18    These nails are used where extra holding strength is required, the nail turns as it is driven in, similar to a screw.
    50d     5.50 3 14    Drywall      
    60d     6.00 2 11    Slowly being replaced by screws for attaching drywall.          
       
  Interesting Facts:  
  The 'd' means penny or 1 cent  
  example, a '10d nail' is a '10 penny nail'.  
  A long time ago, you could buy 100 10 penny nails for 10 cents   
           
  or 100 16 penny nails for 16 cents, etc. !!  
           
  And how did 'd' become the abbreviation for penny?  
  The 'denarius' was an old Roman coin and as the centuries passed,  
   the abbreviation 'd' eventually became associated with the old British penny.  
                     
         

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