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  1. YZRider
    September 25, 2019 @ 6:01 am

    You could also bang on that bench !

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  2. MyFixitUpLife show
    September 25, 2019 @ 6:01 am

    Hey Grant, I like to nail the rafters to the girder. One toe-nail on each side of the rafter, pop-pop. Fast and solid. Purlins-to-rafters too. The connection is quick and not going anywhere. I have screwed them and it works great. But it's slower. On the other hand, it's 100% faster if you don't have a framing nailer. For screwing rafters, I pre-drill and countersink a pilot holes on each side of the rafter. If you're building up posts like we do, screws are definitely the way to go. And for girder-to-post connection, slam in some big ole honkin' structural screws (not lags). These hold so tight they're like welding the wood together. Hope this helps. Let us know and thanks. — Mark

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  3. Grant Garber
    September 25, 2019 @ 6:01 am

    When should I nail vs screw?  Seen you guys using both.

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